The U.S. grocery industry has a love-hate relationship with wood pallets. The love has to do with how much it depends on these things to get products through its supply chains. The hate is expressed when pallet damage causes product damage. Bruce Scholnick, president of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA), believes a solution will be available by the end of this year.
It will take the form of an industry-wide pallet supplier management system. The program will be directed by a not-for-profit entity, giving pallet owners a cost-effective advantage at the outset.
Source: Modern Materials Handling, http://www.mmh.com
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