When Did Reusable Pallet Pooling Begin?

Early pallet pools emerged in the 1940s and became the beginning of a much larger logistics trend. The pooling of reusable packaging and pallets is an important component of today’s supply chain efficiency and sustainability efforts. While pooling is often embraced as a recent trend that has become increasingly popular over the last decade or … [Read more...]

Polymer Logistics Executive Paul Pederson Presented Industry Standards for RPC Labels at ProMat 2017

Identified solutions address the #1 quality complaint with reusable plastic containers Paul Pederson, VP of Protein & Dairy Supply Chain and Food Safety for Polymer Logistics and Chairman of the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Food & Beverage Committee presented new standards for RPC labels to material management and supply chain … [Read more...]

Returnable Packaging Provider PPS Acquires GW Containers

PPS, a leading supplier of returnable packaging services, is delighted to announce that GW Containers, the UK's specialist in plastic fish boxes and insulated containers, has joined the group. GW Containers is the sole UK distributor for the market leading Sæplast insulated containers and the RPC Promens fish box range. GW Containers in … [Read more...]

CHEP Customer Ideation Sessions Unlock Supply Chain Optimization and Packaging Performance Opportunities

CHEP expands scope of ideation sessions to uncover greater customer opportunities to increase efficiency, decrease damage, reduce costs and improve sustainability. Customers saved more than $1 million with CHEP Packaging Performance Solutions. During a presentation at ProMat, CHEP’s Ben Eugrin, Director of Supply Chain Solutions, and … [Read more...]

Polymer Logistics Celebrates Grand Opening of Dublin, GA Service Center

Fifth US facility expands customer service capabilities and supports company growth Polymer Logistics celebrated the Grand Opening of their Dublin, GA Service Center on Thursday, March 30. Strategically located with easy access to Interstates 16 and 75, the service center will support the company’s rapidly growing customer base in the Southeast … [Read more...]

RM2 Pallet Company Exhibits for First Time at Expo Agro Sinaloa, Targets Food Supply Chain

RM2 BLOCKPAL now manufactured in Mexico by Jabil Mexico. RM2 International, the vertically-integrated innovator in pallet development, management and supply is pleased to announce it will present their BLOCKPal™ pallets for the first time at Expo Agro Sinaloa in Cuilican, Sinaloa, Mexico from April 5 to April 7 in booth P45. “RM2 is … [Read more...]

CHEP’s Progress Towards Zero Harm is Pure Gold: Safety and Sustainability Through Customer Collaboration

CHEP and supply chain partners work together on workplace safety, greater sustainability, and increased efficiency. CHEP Canada earned Gold Rating for Corporate Social Responsibility, Gold Award as one of the safest employers in Canada. CHEP, a Brambles company, is collaborating with customers to share best practices and develop innovative … [Read more...]

IFCO North America Names Jeff Mitchell Director of Food Safety and Quality

IFCO North America has appointed Jeff Mitchell as Director of Food Safety and Quality. Mr. Mitchell will oversee the North American food safety and quality initiatives at the company’s Reusable Plastic Container (RPC) service centers throughout North America, as well as food safety and quality programs that extend along the entire fresh food … [Read more...]

Trends Impacting IBC Design and Pooling

Intermediate bulk container (IBC) manufacturers and poolers are seeing new trends driven primarily from manufacturing competition and developments affecting the industries they serve.  Packaging Revolution recently spoke with Justin Bean, a Business Development Manager at Reusable Transport Packaging, and Drew Merrill, the Vice President and … [Read more...]

Why Quarter Pallets? FAQ

Quarter pallets can deliver added benefits to the last mile of retail distribution. Small or fractional pallets, including quarter and half pallets, can help provide a powerful boost in floor ready retail sales while increasing efficiencies over the “last mile” of retail distribution. Is the quarter pallet the right choice for your POS (point of … [Read more...]