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Discuss the use of pallets in a shipping system. What considerations must be taken when deciding whether or not a pallet is required for a specific shipment of boxes? What considerations must be made in determining the placement of boxes on the pallet and securing the boxes to the pallet? Class, Pallets play a vital role in the supply chain. They are one of the most common ways to transport large quantities of boxes. Before their use, boxes were just loaded onto the floor of a rail car or trailer. This required more time and labor to accomplish. When companies began to use pallets, they could load and unload a rail car in a few hours versus a few days with the floor loads (Leblanc, 2016). Today it is very common to see freight palletized for shipping. Before deciding when to palletize freight, the entire trip needs to be analyzed. Will each location in the supply chain be able to manage palletized freight? Can they load and unload them with ease? In
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