These tips are useful for anyone who is new to pallets, or someone who is already familiar with them.
Pallets are the backbone of supply chains and transport a lot of the world’s goods. Pallets may seem straightforward at first glance, but there are many ways that facilities can optimize their use. Contact MYPALLETMARKET Wood Pallet Malaysia for more information about how you can make your pallet inventory best fit your business’s needs. This information is essential for all pallet users:
- Specifications are crucial
- Understanding your clients
- Reliable suppliers are vital
- There are many ways to reduce costs
1. Specifications are key
Your pallet’s dimensions and other specifications will have a significant impact on the performance of your operation. The type of pallet you choose can have an impact on:
- Performance and failure rates of pallets
- Ideal weight distribution and unit load efficiency
- Palletization process
- Interactions between racks, equipment, and automated systems
- Prices for Pallets
These are just a few of the many things that a pallet type choice can have an impact on. Every aspect of the pallet, including its overall size, deckboard width and fastener types can have knock-on consequences. It is recommended that you have a pallet audit every few year to assess the pallets and their interaction within your business. You can optimize how they are used in different ways. This detailed review collects a lot of information about your operation, pallet application, and pallet needs in order to determine the best pallet(s).
2.Understand your clients
There are many steps to an average supply chain. Each customer might have different requirements regarding the pallets they receive their products. Your grocery store customer may have a particular type of pallet that they will accept if you are a food distributor. A distributor for electronics manufacturers will likely require special pallets.
Understanding your customers is key to influencing the pallets that work best for them and for your business relationships with customers. You can improve your relationship by choosing pallets that meet your needs and those of your clients. Some clients may prefer to use their pallets, and simply dispose of any inventory that they received. Knowing this information can be an asset to your pallets, as it will allow you to know that they are for your exclusive use.
3. Reliable pallet suppliers are important
Most operations have at least one pallet supplier. Larger facilities might use more. There are many benefits to having several pallet suppliers. However, it is important to maintain a good working relationship with one reliable supplier for times when things get difficult. Quality suppliers will not only be reliable in pallet production/repair but will also have on-time pickups and deliveries. They will prioritize your facility in an emergency. Your favorite supplier can help you if another delivery is delayed, or your facility runs out of pallets unexpectedly.
A good vendor-customer relationship can lead to investments for both sides. This connection often pays dividends over the long term. A good supplier will often be able help you reduce the number of vendors. This will make your inventories more consistent, and allow you to better understand your needs.
4. Reduce Costs
Although pallets are essential for any facility they are also a cost center. Pallets can be costly and can cause product damage or worker injuries. However, it is not a good idea to save money on them. This is particularly true in the current lumber and pallet market. No matter what the pallet market is like right now, there are cost-cutting strategies that almost every facility can employ.
Recycled pallets are the best and easiest way to lower your pallet costs. Although these pallets are made from used material, they have similar weight capacity to new pallets, come in quality grades so you know what you’re getting and offer savings of up to 60%. Combination and remanufactured pals have similar benefits, but also offer their own advantages. Combo pallets are produced from a combination of new and used material, giving them more consistent dimensions. Remanufactured pallets are perfect for facilities needing small custom pallets, as these are made from cut-down standard pallets.
Pallet optimizations are another long-term way to cut expenses. Pallet specifications can make many things easier in a facility. Pallets that are best suited for your operation and purpose can improve storage density, transport costs, product damage rates and palletization efficiency.
Pallets can be very complex and technical. They touch almost every aspect of supply chain facilities and their partners. Both new and experienced pallet users will benefit from understanding pallet specifications and considering your clients’ needs. Also, build a strong relationship with reliable pallet suppliers and take advantage of cost-cutting strategies. To learn more Wooden Pallet Johor Bahru and how they can help you optimize your inventory, contact our export department now +60167795133.