What is a pallet? Pallet basics are discussed below. 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, … [Read more...] about What Is a Pallet?
The title of this piece, a twist on Harry Truman's classic quote about not standing the heat, is a call by business writer John Maxwell for leaders to act proactively and make a difference. But often there are barriers to continuous improvement. One … [Read more...] about If You Can’t Make Some Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen
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?
Still a very useful case study involving the tracking of 1.5 million reusable assets, this story was posted in 2012. Written by Jerry Welcome, former Reusable Packaging Association President, with input from Lyle Schmitt, Manager, Global … [Read more...] about John Deere: Tracking Reusable Packaging in a Global Assembly Manufacturing Supply Chain
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?
Reusable packaging is embarking into a time of revolution. That's just the way it is in the world of reusable packaging. So what is a revolution? According to www.dictionary.com, a revolution can be a violent upheaval, "...a sudden, marked change … [Read more...] about Reusable Packaging Revolution
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) Background and Demise
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 Is Reusable Transport Packaging Right Fit for You?
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 Introduction to Reusable Transport Packaging