Shipping pallets: The science behind unit load design
from Modern Materials Handling
Bob Trebilcock writes, "For the past five or six years, Mark White, president of White and Company and a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, has been preaching the benefits of a systems-based approach to unit load design. White's idea, as I've written in the past, is that pallets, industrial packaging and materials handling systems are too often designed in a vacuum. The folks designing pallets never talk to the packaging engineers, the systems engineers or transportation people who are shipping a product. The result: the money saved by designing the conveyor system a certain way may be lost many times over in extra pallet and packaging expenditures."
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