News Archives for 2019

Sustainability initiatives should include small steps with big footprints

Posted on December 04, 2019

Bold and ambitious green initiatives make good headlines but modifying some routine processes can have outsized impacts in tangible sustainability efforts. According to participants in the UN Global Compact, supply chain practices rank as companies’ biggest challenge to improving sustainability performance. Behind environmental concerns and growing business cases, organizations and...

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Saving money through recycling pallets

Posted on October 08, 2019

When you think of recycling, it’s likely you think in terms of sustainability and saving the planet. But when it comes to pallets and the supply chain, recycling can also mean saving your business money. The global supply chain moves on pallets – mostly on wooden pallets. In fact, more...

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Relogistics Helping Retailers Avoid the Apocalypse

Posted on September 19, 2019

Brick-and-mortar retail is fighting to survive in an unprecedented environment. As a result, savvy retailers are turning to partners like Relogistics to help increase efficiencies while saving money. Relogistics recently added onsite pallet management services at two new locations for a major national retailer, as well as similar services at...

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Same-day delivery puts immense pressure on distribution centers

Posted on August 22, 2019

Retail wars once were waged in mega malls and shopping centers. These days, a new retail war is playing out on delivery routes.  Over the past few months, the nation’s biggest retailers have upped the ante by targeting same-day delivery. Two-day shipping – which had been established as the...

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3 R's to Saving Money with Pallets

Posted on August 15, 2019

Even though Slate magazine referred to the pallet as “the single most important object in the global economy,” the humble pallet has long been marginalized – perhaps because it is ubiquitous in shipping and supply chains. In fact, a report by Freedonia Group predicts continued growth in the use of...

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Pallet Management in the Warehouse

Posted on July 08, 2019

In healthy economies, manufacturers and distributors tend to invest in technologies and processes that enable future growth. It’s in tougher economies where the focus shifts to reducing costs and tightening margins.  With continued growth in July, the U.S. economy marked its longest expansion on record. However, sentiment is shifting...

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Pallet Management: Blending Art Into Science

Posted on June 27, 2019

There was a day when pallets were a necessary cost center in distribution center operations. Goods arrived on pallets, and once unloaded, the most managers could ask was for those wooden pallets to be out of the way. They were tossed, trashed, given away, and sometimes reused. Some might...

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