Many companies are looking to paper or corrugated pallets for export. This report follows our look at export-friendly presswood pallets and plastic pallets. When the IKEA paper pallet shift was made, the retailer announced that it would be … [Read more...] about Paper Pallets for Export
Back in 2010 I posted to a LinkedIn group about retail ready packaging, and in particular, to a story on RRP which is no longer available online. One thing that struck me about the article was that reusable transport packaging was not mentioned … [Read more...] about Retail Ready Packaging and RTP: A View from the UK
Retail ready packaging or RRP refers to a packaging approach that enables to a product that comes ready for merchandising or sale with no or minimal setup or opening. It also meets other needs such as easy to identify and easy to open. RRP includes … [Read more...] about What Is Retail Ready Packaging – RRP?
Pallets and their predecessor, the shop skid, definitely came into use in the early 20th Century, but pallet-like prototypes were probably in use hundreds of years earlier. This page is a work in process, but here are some pages from … [Read more...] about History of Pallets Home Page
In an age of sophisticated RFID and other auto-ID solutions, there is still a case for color coding, or colour coding. All you have to do is watch the reverse logistics operation at supermarket distribution centres as they make full use of color … [Read more...] about Color Coding for Pallets and Containers
Reusable pallet and container theft - this story first appeared in May 2010, and still contains useful information. (Read a more recent discussion: Prevent reusable asset loss by giving reusables a voice) Reusable Pallets and Containers: Why Do … [Read more...] about Reusable Packaging: Is It Really So HARD TO HOLD? (Part 1)
Updated January 2016 Sudden change, counter-intuitively, is anything but sudden. Just like the old analogy of the lily pads that establish a toehold on a large pond. They diligently yet subtly double every day until on the 28th day they cover … [Read more...] about Four Strong Winds: Reusable Transport Packaging Ready for Prime Time?
To review the first installment od our report on reusable container and pallet theft, click here. The feature continues below. The Importance of Pallet and Container Management in Reducing Loss While theft was found to be at the heart of pallet … [Read more...] about Are Reusables Really So…HARD TO HOLD? (Part 2)
This article first appeared in 2010. Why is it that the words "pallets" and "problems" are so often found in the same sentence? According to at least one comment from last November's AIAG Call to Action, the analogy fits in the automotive supply … [Read more...] about AIAG Automotive Pallet and Lid Survey
Dale, one of our readers, recently sent me a note, wondering if there was an opportunity for reusing cardboard boxes rather than sending them for recycling. We asked Marty Metro, founder and CEO of www.usedcardboardboxes.com, a company that buys … [Read more...] about Am I a Good Candidate to Sell My Used Cardboard Boxes for Reuse? Marty Metro of www.usedcardboardboxes.com Offers 7 Tips