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Companies starting to outsource all materials handling processes

The technical appendices provide background information on pallet reduction and reuse, wood waste stream, quantification methodologies for various pallet-waste prevention activities, and evaluation of quantification methodologies followed by testing of quantification methods. Read it here : http://www.palletconsultants.com/PalletTerminology.php

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Pallet Terminology
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Block Pallet: A type of pallet with blocks between the pallet decks or beneath the top deck. Chamfered Deck Board: A deck board with the edges of 1 or 2 faces beveled, either along the full or specified length of … Continue reading

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Pallets are used to ship products efficiently, with minimal damage to goods. In 1995, approximately 68,000 tons of wooden pallets and crates were thrown away in Minnesota. The way your company manages pallets has an impact on the bottom line. … Continue reading

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Moving from computer simulations to real bots, university teams will try to design a robotic protocol that loads pallets like a pro By John Matson February 1, 2010 Anyone who has ever loaded a moving van knows how difficult it is … Continue reading

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Sep 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bryan Jensen “But mom, all the other kids are doing it!” “If all the other kids jumped off a bridge, would you?” That universal child/parent exchange illustrates one of the weaknesses of benchmarking. What … Continue reading

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Plastic Pallets, Tracking: Results are still quite mixed as to whether radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking is helping spur plastic pallet sales, but RFID clearly is impacting the pallet industry. By Rick LeBlanc Date Posted: 11/1/2007 Last year, Honda began … Continue reading

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