The thud you heard was me falling off my chair. I was reading an article about an award winning initiative called the Physical Internet Initiative (http://physicalinternetinitiative.org/), which in part calls for the elimination of pallets in an effort to improve supply chain efficiency. And here we’ve long been told that the combination of pallets and unit load handling was one of the greatest logistical achievements of the 20th Century, allowing for huge efficiencies in material handling. Otherwise people wouldn’t be using them by the billions, right?
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