Properly designed unit loads can be a great asset to your company. They make your system more efficient and reduce costly damage. If you learn to design the whole “system” instead of the individual components, you will find improvements in product protection and your bottom line.
Unit load issues can easily be overlooked, but with simple redesigns you can save yourself the headache of additional damage costs. Let’s go over a few examples that prove this is a no brainer!
5 easy ways to redesign your unit load...
- Reducing your pallet profile height can help you to improve the efficiency of storage and shipping space utilization by 6% to 13%.
- By reducing your overall packaging weight, you can you save money and natural resources used to manufacture the packaging.
- The correct orientation of the load on the pallet can eliminate overhang resulting in reduced product damage and overall costs.
- Properly using unit load stabilizers such as stretch wrap, tie sheets, corner guards, load adhesives and strapping help stabilize and maintain unit load integrity during transport.
- Using the correct grade of corrugated in boxes for stacking on the pallet is critical for achieving a safe stack load. This allows the bottom box to safely support the load, while limiting cost and damage.
The Nelson Technical Center can conduct a unit load material handling audit to help find out how to properly design your unit load. Let us help reduce your damage and save you money.
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Post by: Mike Simon, Midwest Sales Executive