What should you do when hardwood pallets increase in price?
If you buy hardwood pallets, you have most likely seen a price increase in the past 6 months. The pallet hardwood supply is being stretched this winter unlike anything in recent memory. Raw material prices are at all-time highs, and even at the current prices, there are shortages. Prices are expected to go even higher in the near future.
Below freezing temperatures. Snow. Ice. The Polar Vortex. Are the cold temperatures harming your plastic pallets?
As we grind through one of the coldest winters in decades, keep in mind that plastic pallets feel the cold too. In fact, because of the cold, plastic pallets are more vulnerable to damage and far less pliable.
If your pallets do not comply with ISPM-15, it could lead to your biggest export nightmare.
Most shippers export some, if not all, of their products on pallets. There are international regulations that govern the shipment of wood packaging materials (WPM) which are implemented to reduce the transfer of unwanted pests between countries. The regulation that governs WPM is ISPM-15, International Regulation of Wood Packaging Material in International Trade.
Does closing the loop in your distribution chain really matter?
Closing the loop may matter for some or all of your distribution points. The distribution chain is the path followed from the originator of a product or service to the end consumer. Closing the loop means starting over at the end of the distribution chain cycle.
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