Unit Load Design – The Future is Now! - Packaging Cost Savings: The key to cutting packaging costs is the interaction between the pallet, load and stabilizers. Pallet design guru, Mark White, explains how to make this work in the real world. Knowing these key principles can boost your ability to better serve and remove waste for your customers. Why wait? Learn these strategies now.   (7/2/2015)

  Markets in Transition: Pallet Size Work-Around Boosts Operational Efficiencies for Automotive Manufacturer - Multiple Size Challenge: Pallet user expert, Rick LeBlanc, shares how an innovative handling system allows an automotive manufacturer to handle hundreds of pallet sizes efficiently.   (2/2/2015)

  Markets in Transition: What’s the “Point” of Small Pallets? - Pallet user columnist, Rick LeBlanc, explores the reasons for the growing popularity of small pallets and opportunities in the future.   (2/1/2014)

  Markets in Transition: Is The Best Load Approach the Best Way Forward for Unit Load Design? - The Big Idea behind systems-based design is the elimination of excess packaging. Will the corrugate industry mount a fight or get on board with this unit load revolution?   (11/1/2010)

  Markets in Transition: Pallet Quality and Automation – White Wood Works Great for 14 Degrees - Grocery guru, Rick LeBlanc, highlights Australian wine bottler that efficiently uses white wood pallets in a highly automated facility.   (4/1/2010)

  Markets in Transition: Near Sourcing: Logistics Changes Have Implications for Pallet Demand - Changes in logistics trends may bring more manufacturing closer to home as multinational companies eye near sourcing strategy.  (11/1/2009)

  Markets in Transition: Wood Pallets Play Key Role in Automated Warehouse Storage - When it comes to pallet selection there are two sides to the equation. The first side is the storage pallet. The other side of the equation is the “order” pallet or distribution pallet.  (5/1/2009)

  Virginia Tech: Researchers Study Modeling Compressive Stress Distributions Across Pallet Deck Surfaces - About $10 billion is lost annually to product damage that occurs largely within the distribution cycle of the supply chain.   (3/1/2009)

  Markets in Transition: Designing Pallet Systems for a Sustainable Future - Increasingly we make either/or decisions, such as either one-way rental or pallet exchange. Instead, we ought to consider ideas that best optimize the given application, such as one-way rental for long haul and pallet exchange for a local program.  (11/1/2008)

  Markets in Transition: As Grocery Pallet System Evolves, So Does Opportunity - If you think of a DC budget as a lemon, most of us on the inside would insist that there isn’t much juice left to squeeze. Things have changed a lot which present new challenges and opportunities.   (2/1/2007)