Kevin Payne of Intelleflex recently blogged in response to articles by LeBlanc and Lehrer, taking a slightly different tact. While LeBlanc argues for the need of limiting container sizes in order to make reusables more feasible, Kevin makes the case … [Read more...] about Returnable Transport Items – Where is the Next Big Win?
At risk of dating myself, I recall attending a pallet session at the PMA (Produce Marketing Association) Conference in San Diego in 1995 with my old friend John McCallum, who is probably as I write, most likely driving a tour bus full of retirees to … [Read more...] about Reusables – Where Is the Next Big Win?
By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor, MMH A report in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal said that prices for commodities are plunging around the globe. Try telling that to anyone who has tried recently to purchase a truck load of cores. That’s the … [Read more...] about Pallets: A Core Problem
An innovation in wine drinking is emerging in California restaurants: wine on tap. Wine served from a keg is not a new concept; it has a long-standing history in Europe. But here in the United States, wine on tap has been brought to the market and … [Read more...] about Is “Wine on Tap” a More Sustainable, Drinkable Alternative?
In the linked article, environmentalist Dick McCarrick looks at some of the pros and cons of wood pallets and the issue of pallet disposal. In the final analysis, he suggests that: Pallets may not be the most scintillating of dinnertime conversation … [Read more...] about The Problem with Pallets
The Customer Case The company is owned by a Japanese family and has a base in Netherlands employing around 200 people. It manufactures marine engines which are distributed to their customer in eastern Germany. They used to employ expendable … [Read more...] about Returnable Packaging Solution for Marine Engines
“Trust me, I’m the expert.” Have you ever been upset and had someone tell you that you are making a big deal out of nothing? Did it have the desired calming effect on you or did it just get you madder? I’ve been on both sides of that particular … [Read more...] about Managing Outrage and Icky Pallets
Editor’s Note : The content of this article was originally delivered as part of the Reusable Packaging Association workshop at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in 2011. By Andrew DeWitt, Senior Business Analyst, TOSCA Ltd., and Reusable … [Read more...] about Mapping Reusables Into Your Supply Chain
Paper mill suppliers around the world share the challenge of transporting the large rolls of fabric used in paper production. These heavy and awkward rolls must be handled with care and protected from dust and moisture. When Albany International … [Read more...] about Clip-Lok Cost Saving Reusable Boxes for Large, Heavy Fabric Rolls
The Customer Case The transportation challenge was to ship RBS filters from a first tier supplier to the OEM and requirement was to ship 150,000 filters annually in 11 cycles. Existing packaging consisted of a tri-wall corrugated carton and … [Read more...] about Nefab Delivers Green Solution For Delivering Filters to OEM