Simply summed up, pallet users are finding that the per-use cost of a pallet is far more important than the purchase price -something we've been saying in the pallet industry for years. The only difference today is that a man who wants to apply this … [Read more...] about What Happened to the “Cadillac” Pallets of 1961?
Breakthroughs in Material Handling
Breakthroughs in Logistics: How the Shipping Container Transformed the World of Commerce … [Read more...] about How the Shipping Container Transformed Commerce
It was a time of war, trade unionism, and the early history of the pallet. Imagine legendary Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, the U.S. Pacific fleet, the cast of Marlon Brando's "On the Waterfront" and that fantastic new product, the shipping pallet. There … [Read more...] about Trade Unions and the Shipping Pallet
Four-Way and Eight-Way Pallet Leave Enduring Contribution to Material Handling Efficiency "The Hingham depot even created an instructional film on material handling, albeit covertly. Being as creative with bookkeeping as they were with pallet and … [Read more...] about Change in Direction: The invention of the Four-Way and Eight Way Pallet
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 … [Read more...] about When Did Reusable Pallet Pooling Begin?
Product damage leads to finger pointing until egg carton delivers a win-win solution The year is 1911, and diners pause as an argument erupts at a Smithers B.C. hotel where a number of patrons, including 40-year-old newspaperman Joseph Coyle, … [Read more...] about The Importance of Product Protection in Ensuring Collaborative Supply Chains: The Case Study of the Egg Carton
Members of the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) were given an update on changes to the targets for the reduction of packaging waste in Europe, at the organisation’s annual general meeting, held in Cambridge at the end of … [Read more...] about Timber pallet and packaging industry focuses on significant increase in European reuse and recycling obligations
Plastic pallet celebrates roughly 50 years, relentless innovation in a milieu of ongoing supply chain transformation With well over 90 percent of the pallet market still dominated by wood pallets, and a surprisingly common lack of … [Read more...] about Breakthroughs in Material Handling: The Emergence of the Plastic Pallet