AT&T Has Launched Its Nationwide LTE-M Network for Internet of Things

Network Promises to Transform IoT by Enabling Low Module Prices, Longer Battery Life, Superior Coverage; Starter Kit to Engage Developers AT&T has completed deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule. The network will enable a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications. (To see a related video, … [Read more...]

Blaikie Appointed Head of Sales for Scott Pallets

Robert Blaikie has been appointed as Scott Pallets’ new Head of Sales for the manufacturing division. “To enable the sales team to ‘make it happen’, it’ll be my job to provide certainty, focus and support to the team, ensuring we all apply our skills, knowledge and experience to ensure the best possible outcome for our customers," Blaikie … [Read more...]

LPR Continues Its Digital Transformation

The European pallet-pooling specialist, LPR-La Palette Rouge (a Division of Euro Pool Group), is pursuing its digital transformation with the launch of two applications: a new version of its MyLPR customer portal, and the LPR Academy, an online training tool for its own personnel. La Palette Rouge is speeding up its digital revolution. For … [Read more...]

CHEP Leverages Virtual Reality and Hands-On Interaction to Demonstrate the Advantage of Half Pallets for Store Fulfillment

At Store2017 in Toronto, CHEP provides an opportunity for show attendees to experience the look and feel of how the company’s half pallet can reduce labor costs by up to 75%, increase sales up to 30%. In a booth that can be conservatively described as one of CHEP’s most unique and interactive to date, the company has leveraged Virtual … [Read more...]

CHEP expands pallet business in Central Europe with Trisa, Kanban approach utilized

CHEP is expanding its business with Trisa AG: the supplier of oral care products based in Switzerland has decided to gradually replace white exchange pallets in its entire supply chain To pooling pallets from CHEP. Jonas Vonesch, Head of Logistics at Trisa, summarizes the advantages: "With CHEP pallets, we do not have the problems we face with … [Read more...]

People, Pallets, Planet: C&S Wholesale Grocers and The Fund Celebrate 10 Years of Partnership and Sustainability Leadership

The largest food wholesaler in the country marks milestone by investing in working forests to offset forest footprint of 20,000 wood pallets. This year, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. and The Conservation Fund celebrate a decade-long partnership to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests. To … [Read more...]

Roundup: CHEP Signs Three Year Deal with Cott, RePack Wins Award in China

CHEP Signs New Agreement with Cott to Become Its Pallet Provider in the U.S. CHEP signs new three-year agreement with Cott for CHEP pooled pallets. Companies to collaborate on supply chain optimization solutions. CHEP, the global leader in pooling and supply chain management solutions for the supply of pooled pallets in the United … [Read more...]

The Eternal Question: Hardwood or Softwood Pallets?

Should your wood pallets be made of hardwood or softwood? Since the beginning of time, there have been a handful of primal questions that emerge from the core of our souls.  Questions that, if we could only positively answer them, would elevate our existence.  You probably thought about them the last time you shared a sunset, watched the waves … [Read more...]

One Size Fits All Approach Isn’t Good for Package Optimization: Here’s Why

By Megan Ray Nichols The concept of a one-size-fits-all approach is a touchy subject. While it's useful in some cases, particularly clothing, it doesn't translate so well when it comes to manufacturing. Nonetheless, many manufacturers continue to use this approach because of its standardized and simplified nature. Citing efficiency and … [Read more...]

New Softwood Duty Will Have Implications for Pallet Markets

Pallet kits are no longer exempt and will be subject to duty, resulting in more expensive Canadian pallet lumber for U.S. wood pallet manufacturers. This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of softwood lumber from Canada. The Department of … [Read more...]