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Veterans Day Patriotic Pallet Project - Honoring the Service & Sacrifice of Our Military Veterans
Carolina Handling set the record for creating the world’s largest pallet painting on October 10 in Greenville, South Carolina when it completed a 26,235-square-foot portrait of Lady Liberty.
Interlake Mecalux’s Pallet Shuttle
The Pallet Shuttle is a high-density storage system where a shuttle, powered by an electric motor, runs along rails inside a storage channel. By replacing forklifts, this radio shuttle solution considerably reduces operating times and enables SKUs to be grouped...
Maximizing Success when Converting to Reusable Packaging
Bob Klimko, Director of Market Development at ORBIS, joins Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media’s Supply Chain Group in a discussion on the key steps necessary to convert your operation to reusable packaging.
Talking Supply Chain Podcast: What’s Up With the Crazy Pallet Market?
On this episode, Millwood’s Doug Gaier discusses why pallets are in short supply. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

Pallets & Containers Resources

Overcome Manual Depalletizing Challenges Without Sacrificing Productivity
How Automation Is Tackling One of the Toughest Distribution Center (DC) Jobs
How “Smart Bins” are Improving Industrial Supply Chains
Supply chains operations have become more modern and advanced, however most facilities' bin systems has yet to evolve.

Pallets & Containers News

Using Plastic Reusable Packaging To Go Green
As leading companies continue to refine their environmental practices to drive sustainability, they scrutinize every point in their supply chain, including the packaging used to move, handle or store their product, for opportunities to make positive environmental impacts.

Bulk Ingredient Transfer in Food and Drug Processing
Why Automated Pallet Load Transfer Provides the Best Handling Practice

Rehrig Pacific Company Launches New GMA Pallet
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 23, 2013 - Rehrig Pacific Company, a market leader in logistics & supply chain management, reusable transport packaging, and environmental waste & recycling solutions is pleased to announce the launch of their new GMA Rackable Plastic Pallet.

Columbia’s Load Transfer Solutions
Columbia Machine has further developed the Load Transfer Station (LTS) product line to include a Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart (LTS-C)

Flexibility and high speed, in a convenient floor level palletizer
The latest innovation from Columbia Machine is changing the future of floor level palletizers.

Columbia’s Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart
Columbia Machine has further developed the Load Transfer Station (LTS) product line to include a Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart (LTS-C). he LTS-C allows the fork truck driver to place the “go to” pallet onto a pallet cart allowing the process to complete automatically.

The Science of Palletizing
The Science of Palletizing is an educational introduction to the basics of unit-load forming and is designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals of palletizing.

Ken’s Foods Maximizies Productivity with Dual Infeed Palletizer
Columbia Machine's HL 6000 Dual Infeed Palletizer maximizes productivity for Ken's Foods

Utah Brewers Cooperative Improves Efficiency with Floor Level Palletizer
Utah Brewers Cooperative improves efficiency with Columbia Machine's Floor Level Integrated Palletizer

McDougall & Sons Streamlines Operations with Columbia’s Load Transfer Station
“The machine is worth its weight in gold.” Says Dave Whaley, Assistant Supervisor, from McDougall & Sons. What machine? You might be asking yourself. It is Columbia Machine’s Load Transfer Station.

20 years of Efficiency with Columbia Machine’s Palletizers
Columbia Machine's palletizers have helped Hood River Distillers run a cost efficient and reliable operation

Sharpie Increases their Shipping Accuracy to nearly 100% using FORTE’s Automation Director™ WCS
FORTE retrofitted and expanded the one-year-old sortation system with two new sorters serving a total of 100 lanes. The increase in lanes and decrease in pallet positions per lane eliminated manual RF scanning.

Kelly-Moore Paint Company & Intelligrated’s Alvey Robotic Palletizers Case Study
With issues surrounding worker comfort and production efficiency, plant managers at Kelly-Moore’s San Carlos, Calif. facility turned to Intelligrated to develop a robotic palletizing solution. See their outcome that resulted in decreased changeover time and 76% ROI in the first year.

Intelligrated’s Alvey Robotic Palletizers Achieve a 76% ROI for Kelly-Moore Paint Company
Intelligrated Kelly-Moore Paint Company Case Study - Alvey Robotic Palletizers help the 5th largest paint company in the US yield big dividends with a 76% return on investment in the first year.

Intelligrated’s Alvey Robotics Lab
The Alvey Robotics Lab, a 5,000-square-foot research and development lab located at our St. Louis, MO facility, focuses on concepting and applying new robotic innovations, as well as offering customers access to equipment testing and demonstrations prior to installation.

Rehrig Pacific’s EZ Pal One-Touch Delivery System
Rehrig Pacific's EZ Pal One-Touch Delivery System offers measurable DSD productivity benefits and impressive financial savings over the traditional side-bay trailer and hand truck delivery method.

Rehrig Pacific - EZ Pal One-Touch Delivery System
The Rehrig Pacific EZ Pal One-Touch Delivery System offers measurable DSD productivity benefits and impressive financial savings over the traditional side-bay trailer and hand truck delivery method.

The Winner of the Oldest Operating Palletizer Contest
We set out to find the oldest operating Columbia palletizer in the world -- and we found it, in Mt. Olive, NC at Mt. Olive Pickle Co.. Please enjoy the short interview and brief footage of this 30+ year old machine operating!

System logistics directPick™ lights up Elizabeth Arden with over 13,000 pick faces
Elizabeth Arden selected System Logistics to provide a pick to light system for the expanded distribution center. With over 13,000 DirectPick™ pick faces, they are now able to meet the increased demand at the facility.

System Logistics Full Case Order Picking Systems
Our full case order picking systems apply varying levels of warehouse automation based on the requirements of the application. Optimizing your picking processes, these solutions minimize your labor requirements, reduce the amount of floor space required for storage, improve ergonomics and eliminate errors, all while increasing the productivity and efficiency of your operation.

Featured Companies

Plastic reusable containers and pallets improve the flow of product all along the supply chain to reduce costs. ORBIS, based in Oconomowoc, WI, helps world-class customers move their product faster, easier, safer and more cost-effectively. Using proven expertise, industry-leading knowledge,…
Ridg-U-Rak is one of the largest pallet rack storage manufacturers in North America, producing more than 100 million pounds of pallet rack, high density storage rack and specialized rack systems annually. A customer-centric, full-service pallet rack producer with over 400,000 square feet…
Buckhorn, a Myers Industries, Inc. company, is one of North America’s leading providers of reusable plastic packaging systems, helping customers in the manufacturing, distribution and food industries improve supply chain performance and reduce material handling costs. Focused on customer-driven…
A leader in the design, production, and service of shrink and stretch packaging equipment. We offer a full line of configurable machinery to stretch wrap, pack, palletize, erect, and seal any product in the food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical,…
viastore systems
For over 40 years, viastore systems has been a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems), conveyor, and shuttle systems, warehouse management systems software, material flow and process controls, and integrated SAP…
ID Label
Since 1994, ID Label has been one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of custom, variable-information barcode labels and ID tags. Our solutions are used by thousands of global organizations to keep their businesses moving with efficiency, speed and accuracy. ID…
Ferretto Group
Ferretto Group is a leading European company that designs and manufacture in Italy an array of Material Handling and Storage solutions. With a proven history of innovation and service excellence for more than 50 years, Ferretto Group exports its solutions to…
For Over 40 Years, Dehnco has always been about bridging the gap between efficiency and bottlenecks. Along with all the technology and automation, Dehnco uses ergonomics and design to create a more healthy, enjoyable environment where workers are part of the…
MDI is a leader in manufacturing corrugated standard and custom plastic packaging solutions, production assembly, and environmental services. As a non-profit through a Social Enterprise model, MDI creates self-sufficiency by providing meaningful work in an inclusive environment, with nearly half…
Cannon Equipment
Cannon Equipment designs and manufactures custom material handling equipment for customers in the grocery, ecommerce, food and beverage, retail, automotive, and logistics industries. They empower their customers to safely increase efficiencies and reduce overall costs by leveraging the highly collaborative…
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Becoming a Shipper of Choice
Becoming a Shipper of Choice
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Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
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Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
The Rapid Performance Evaluation identifies opportunities and potential improvements in every aspect of warehouse logistics operations; performance, productivity, service, quality, and systems.
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.