The history of the forklift and the pallet is intertwined. Did the pallet come first, or was it the forklift? This question was posed decades ago by the earliest pallet industry pioneers such as the late Bill Sardo, the first president of the … [Read more...] about What Came First, The Pallet or the Forklift?
The following reprint underscores early thought about pallet reuse, in essence, the emergence of coordinating inbound receiving of pallets under load with their reuse for outbound shipment. “Why Use Two If One Will Do” was featured in The Palletizer, … [Read more...] about Why Use Two If One Will Do?
The pallet, typically a form of tertiary packaging, is a flat structure used as a base for the unitization of goods in the supply chain. The MH1-2016 standard defines the pallet as a "portable, horizontal, rigid, composite platform used as (a) base … [Read more...] about What Is a Pallet?
Note: The Canadian Pallet Council ceased operations in April 2015. The pool was getting run down in its latter years. Deteriorating pallet quality was one of the factors in its decline. The Canadian Pallet Council (CPC) was a uniquely … [Read more...] about Canadian Pallet Council (CPC)
This is the second article in a three-part series by Jerry Welcome, former president of the Reusable Packaging Association. This first article defined reusable transport packaging and its role in the supply chain. This second article discusses the … [Read more...] about The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Reusable Transport Packaging
This is the third and final article in a three-part series. The first article defined reusable transport packaging and its role in the supply chain, the second article detailed the economic and environmental benefits of reusable transport packaging, … [Read more...] about Reusables 101: Determining Whether Reusable Transport Packaging is the Right Fit for Your Company (Part 3)
This is the first article in a three-part series by Jerry Welcome, formerly the president of the Reusable Packaging Association. This first article defines reusable transport packaging and its role in the supply chain. The second article will discuss … [Read more...] about Reusables 101: Defining Reusable Transport Packaging and Its Applications (Part 1)
Packaging plays a vital role in your parts production. And while the role of packaging is multi-faceted, it no more important purpose than protecting your goods and making sure they reach the end user in perfect condition. Packaging is used to … [Read more...] about OEM Parts Packaging Best Practices
Present Approaches to Reusable Packaging Management Constrain Expansion in Some Applications If you come to a fork in the road, Yogi Berra once said, “take it.” In a nutshell, that is where some reusable pallet and container applications find … [Read more...] about Are Tracking Challenges Constraining the Reusables Blastoff?
This story appeared in June 2011 The standardised European EUR pallet, a well-known and integral part of the international logistics and goods distribution system, celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday 11 May during the Transport Logistic … [Read more...] about Enduring Standard – EUR Pallet Celebrates 50 Years