The Paper Pallet

Admin, January 8, 2015 06:39

It’s hard to imagine a paper pallet capable of withstanding the rigors placed on a traditional wooden pooled pallet, but furniture retailer IKEA plans to prove its worthiness beginning this January. The retailer will begin shipping paper (compressed cardboard) pallets to suppliers for shipments through their supply chain. What remains to be seen is numerous, some more obvious than others. …

Reverse Logistics Association Conference

Admin, January 8, 2015 06:13

Propak is attending the Reverse Logistics Association Conference 2011 this week in Las Vegas. Looking forward to a great meeting, sharing ideas, and the opportunity to interface with partners across the supply chain! If you are attending keep an eye out for us and we look forward to seeing you!

The Future of Supply Chains?

Admin, January 8, 2015 06:10

“While as always cost reduction is important, the real opportunity in supply chain is to get it better aligned with trading partners to meet real customer needs and thus increase market share and revenues, while probably also reducing costs along the way.” — The rethinking of the Supply Chain is well underway, although it is clearly still in the midst …

Supply Chain Collaboration

Admin, January 8, 2015 05:45

Stephen Cain’s most recent blog addition is a fascinating look inside a slightly different manifestation of the RLC model’s premise occurring in Europe right now. The article dives into a recent trend noticed in progressive company’s logistics – a willingness to share logistics networks and assets, even among direct competitors. The benefits are obvious: cost savings, sustainability improvements, and the …

Pallet Reuse and the Carbon Footprint

Admin, January 8, 2015 05:35

As companies continue to strive to reduce their carbon footprint in the name of environmental sustainability, an overlooked area has often been packaging and shipping platforms. Honda recently published their 6th annual report on the environmental footprint in North America, and have highlighted their efforts specifically in the area of packaging and pallet reuse. Highlights of the company’s results are …

Supply Chain Savings in a Recession

Admin, January 8, 2015 05:29

A recently released study indicates CEOs of major retailers are recognizing the value of Supply Chain initiatives. With the down economy continuing to apply pressure to retailer top-line revenue, never before have savings projects been so in focus to drive bottom-line performance. Propak’s burgeoning Reverse Logistics Center network offers exactly this type of savings to our existing and potential customers …