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Letter from Ed: Continuous Improvement
Requires Constant Vigilance
Increasingly, we are focusing on ways to help you improve your operations and save money. More than just making money, most pallet and lumber company leaders also want to create a business that makes the world a better place for customers and employees.
Speed and Flexibility: Crosscut Unit Saws from Pacific Trail Allow for Versatility to Respond to Changing Lumber Markets
Pacific Trail Manufacturing: Three pallet companies share how the right package saw has boosted production, lowered cost and improved versatility to respond to customer and lumber market demands.
Lean Games, Continuous Plant Improvements
Lean Games and Thinking: Continuous plant improvement expert, Mark Wright, explains how Kamps Pallet works with employees to identify bottlenecks and reduce plant inefficiencies.
Lean Strategy: How Costly Is Keeping Too Much Inventory?
Leaning Your Supply Chain: Researchers from Virginia Tech explore keys to inventory management and factors to consider when buying just the right amount of lumber or logs. Is your inventory costing you more than you realize?
New Microwave Heat Treatment System Successfully Tested in Italy
Microwave Heat Treatment: Italian pallet company proves effectiveness of microwave heat treatment system for export packaging. Microwave technology saves time, money on energy and allows for in-line heat treatment. Could this technology work in the United States?
Lasting Employee Benefits: Chaplains Provide Emotional and Spiritual Support for Workers at Pallet Plants
A Higher Calling: Custom Pallet and L&R Pallet have found that this one employee benefit offers tremendous impact for a minimal cost. These business owners explain how a chaplaincy program can improve corporate culture.
Spies Like Us: New and Improved Technologies Can Help Secure Your Property and Business
Surveillance equipment can help you safeguard your business, monitor employee performance, keep accurate visual records for insurance and other purposes. New technologies allow you to install cameras for a fraction of the cost in the past.
HUB Industrial Supply recently announced that
A leader in robotic technology and nailing so
Looking to improve your pallet or sawmill operations? This guide to the best ideas from the pages of Pallet Enterprise is a must-read for those simple ideas that can save you lots of time and money. Get inspired learn from what other industry leaders are doing.
UK pallet association releases best practies for drying, storing and handling practices to prevent mold and stain on wooden pallets.