Written by industry veterans Rick LeBlanc and Stewart Richardson, this completely updated and revised edition of Pallets a North American Perspective provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of pallets and the pallet industry. It is a valuable introduction for anyone wanting better understand pallets and pallet markets. For industry insiders, the book can broaden your scope of industry knowledge and, for pallet customers, it is a useful introduction to the nuances of this supply chain staple.
A lot has changed since the first edition was published in 2003! This new work explores the importance of pallets as an element of supply chain strategy. It tells the history of the pallet’s invention and evolution and the industry’s emergence. It reports current industry statistics and structure. It discusses pallet design considerations as well as the benefits of material choices, including wood, plastic, and others, helping you navigate your journey to finding your perfect pallet. With growing interest in sustainability and pallet reuse programs on the rise, the topic of pallet control and management offers considerable detail to help you get your reusable pallet program up and running.
The book concludes with informed speculation on what lies ahead for pallet usage in North American supply chains - a future that will be shaped by sustainability goals, the proliferation of automation, pallet design and material developments, nearshoring, and other trends. The book is available at Amazon, or for discounted bulk orders of ten copies or more, please email Stewart Richardson at email@example.com://a.co/d/dYsJeUS