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Category Archives: Number of different pallet sizes declining as industry standardizes

Industry shifting to cost per trip v total inventory as key benchmark Other measurements, benchmarks, key operating indicators

Mar
10
About 9BLOC
March 10, 2013

PALLETS ARE CRUCIAL TO YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN… THE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. AND THEY ARE COSTING YOU MORE THAN YOU THINK. Each year, low quality, non-standardized and poorly maintained pallets account for millions of dollars in damage to valuable shipments and … Continue reading

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[Your browser does not support iframe, or has been configured not to display inline frames. You can access this document by clicking the link below.] The Case For A Standard Pallet For Taiwan

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A pallet (sometimes called a skid) is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, or other jacking device. While most pallets are wooden, pallets also are made of … Continue reading

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Sep
17
Saving Pallet Costs
September 17, 2012

Our pallet specialists can provide expert advice to help you ensure the long life of your pallet. Generally, you can save money on pallets in two ways: buying multi-use pallets, and properly training your lift-truck operators. For maximum value, material … Continue reading

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Feb
03
Pallet Standardization
February 3, 2012

[Your browser does not support iframe, or has been configured not to display inline frames. You can access this document by clicking the link below.] Pallet Standardization

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Dimensions (mm) Dimensions (inches) Wasted floor, ISO Container Region 1219 x 1016 48.00 x 40.00 3.7% North America 1200 x 1000 47.24 x 39.37 6.7% Europe, Asia; similar to 48×40″. 1140 x 1140 44.88 x 44.88 8.1% Australia 1067 x … Continue reading

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Feb
10

What are the most important issues facing the pallet industry in 2011 that might also affect pallet users? By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor December 16, 2010 – MMH Editorial What is the pallet industry watching? To find out, we talked … Continue reading

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Nov
10

The pallet has become the cornerstone of the entire materials handling industry. It is the means by which the manufacturing, transport and distribution functions are united into a single gauge. The Australian Experience In the early 1950′s materials handling in Australia … Continue reading

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Gaël Raball  and  Enrique Aldaz-Carroll present a  report that examines why there are so many different pallet sizes, the associated trade costs and the reasons why countries have not harmonized pallet sizes to eliminate such costs. It then presents options for … Continue reading

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Symptomatic of the fragmentation in China’s logistics sector is the lack of standardization in truck and pallet sizes among the thousands of players in the logistics industry. Speaking at a Global Supply Chain Council workgroup in Shanghai in September, Farid … Continue reading

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