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The Evolution of the Pallet

Posted by Dwight Jones on

Pallets and packaging have a hard life. As they carry goods through the supply chain, they bump and skid against an unforgiving assortment of lift trucks, conveyors, trailers, automated storage, racks and even floors. And if that isn’t tough enough, packaging rarely enjoys the money and attention paid to all of its assailants.

“If you sat around with 20 supply chain people and asked for their definitions of the supply chain, few would even put packaging on the list alongside functions like receiving, transportation and the like,” says Jack Ampuja, president of Supply Chain Optimizers and executive director of the Center...

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