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Pallets are an iconic part of any warehouse or supply chain, but they’re more crucial than most people know — and we’re not talking about using them as material for upcycles or shabby, chic furniture. Why are pallets such a critical part of the supply chain, and how can they contribute to things like worker safety and loading times?
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More Complicated Than They Appear Pallets are simple in their construction — layered pieces of plywood or plastic designed to be loaded with anything and everything that needs to be shipped in bulk. Wooden pallets are the most commonly used — and the easiest to recycle — but more and more companies have started to use plastic pallets because they’re more durable and safer. The only downside of plastic pallets is that they’re more expensive, but their durability means supply chains are spending less money on pallets.
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The Critical Role That Pallets Play Why are these little pieces of wood or plastic so critical to the supply chain? They reduce loading and unloading time. Rather than moving individual boxes or packages, pallets allow products to be moved in bulk. A pallet full of bathtubs or other heavy items is much easier than moving individual tubs or other heavy or bulky products.
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