Considerations When Planning a Palletizing Operation

Understanding your technology options for stacking and securing the cases and coding the load in the DC


June 10, 2009 — More than 2 billion pallets are in use every day, dominating the landscape in most warehouses and distribution centers, while serving as the interface between the product and the mode of transportation.

In September 2008, the demand for pallets was forecasted to increase, with experts predicting that warehousing will show the most rapid gain, rising 6 percent per year through 2012. Although these figures were before the dramatic affects of the recession and the collapse of the markets, the fact remains: more than ever before, companies will look for ways to increase productivity, minimize manpower, and save money with effective palletization.