Pallet Standardization can streamline packing operations, warehousing and distribution. These standardized processes can lead to better throughput and lower costs.
- Standardized pallet designs can allow for larger production runs by the pallet manufacturer, leading to lower pallet pricing. This can also allow for less frequent ordering by the pallet user, which also lowers costs.
- Standardized pallet designs may make it possible to standardize other components of the packaging system. If multiple SKU’s can be packaged in the same packaging or overall footprint, then this can lead to additional economies of scale and further cost reduction.
- Pallet standardization can allow for the optimization of truck, rail and sea container loading. Many times, companies spend much more money on freight than they do on packaging. It is critical to understand freight impacts when changing or standardizing packaging design.
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Post by: Rich Reiher, Vice President