Buying pallets in large quantities can give your operation some additional benefits over buying in smaller volumes.
A pallet quantity audit investigates your pallet orders and sales, ensuring all pallet counts are correct and you get maximum value from your inventory.
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Pallet process audits investigate how your pallet inventory is utilized within your facility to find improvements in ordering scheduling, handling practices and more.
A pallet quality audit reviews your pallet inventory in order to improve performance and lifespan while lowering failure rates.
Pallet design audits are a type of pallet audit that focus on optimizing your unit load efficiency, shipping costs and more.
Insurance is crucial and should always be asked about when considering vendors. Ensure your pallet provider has proper coverage for damages and injuries.
Due to their sanitary properties and other benefits, wooden pallets are the first packaging choice for many food industry leaders.
Consistently following preventative fire safety measures are key to protecting life, product and property at pallet yards and facilities. Fires can appear unexpectedly and spread quickly, making prevention the first line of defense.
A unit load consultation reviews your pallet inventory for performance and cost-efficiency. These are 4 simple and clear advantages of the service.
Whether you’d like a quote for any of our quality pallets or are just looking to have a question answered, we’ll get back to you within 24 hours guaranteed.
Excess packaging like cardboard and plastic wrap can build up quickly in manufacturing and distribution centers, creating a cluttered and inefficient environment. Simplify the recycling process with our recycling services.
Efficiently managing a pallet inventory in high-volume facilities can be a challenge. Here are signs that show a total pallet management program might be your ideal pallet solution.
Minority-owned businesses, like Pallet Consultants, often have a fresh take on their market, unique local connections and special cost-saving opportunities.
Pallet Consultants of Atlanta donated over 500 pallets to the Forest Park Fire Department for use in live fire training exercises.
We invest in our clients and their service by owning our facilities instead of leasing. Only a network of brick and mortar locations can offer our level of responsive service, strong quality control and a high level of dependability.
A pallet repair and return program takes your pallets to the supplier for repair before being returned. These five factors are key to an effective and efficient program.
The management team at Pallet Consultants is extremely knowledgeable, happy to help in a pinch and are dedicated to putting your service experience above all else.
Recycled pallets have the same load performance as new pallets, but at a lower price and reduced carbon footprint.
Many benefits in a closed-loop supply chain aren’t purely financial. Social and environmental factors are some of the best reasons to close the supply chain loop and reduce waste.
Remanufactured pallets are made entirely from recycled material that has been cut and repurposed from its original size, making them an affordable packaging solution for custom applications.
Incorporate the following questions into your RFQ process to gauge potential pallet partners and ensure you get the most qualified provider.
Today is Supply Chain Professionals Day, where those that work tirelessly to produce and distribute goods around the world are thanked and celebrated.
With an inventory storage agreement we'll always keep a spare stock on-hand for you. This is especially useful for custom pallet users who want rapid deliveries with no lead times.
Pallet Consultants has a carefully managed pallet heat treatment process that is regularly inspected to ensure quality. Here’s how our detailed and accountable process works.
Pallet sort and repair moves the pallet repair process directly to your facility. Keep these five things in mind when considering a provider for the service.
Wooden shipping crates are great alternatives to pallets for items like produce or bicycle tires. This packaging is highly customizable and lightweight.
Drum pallets measure 48 x 48 and are used in multiple industries to transport oil, chemicals and other liquids or materials. Drum pallets can hold up to four 55 gallon drums.
Pallet Consultants is dedicated to environmental sustainability and stewardship. We’ve always been green, but we’re always looking for ways to improve.
Pallet slip sheets are cardboard or plastic sheets designed to fit on top of your pallet, providing an even surface for packages. This prevents items of small and inconsistent sizes from slipping between each other and the deck boards of the pallet.
Cardboard pallets, also called corrugated pallets, are a sanitary and eco-friendly alternative to lower grade recycled pallets. They are ideal for one-way and international logistics situations.
To help support and protect first responders and healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve donated KN95 masks in Broward County.
There are a variety of pallet racks available, but they're all designed for different applications and facility types. Some offer dense storage capacity while others have easier access to stored loads.
Chemical pallets are designed for use in the chemical and plastic production industries and can handle toxic or caustic materials.
Do you have truckloads of used pallets gathering dust? Here’s how you can free up idle pallet space at your warehouse.
From viral outbreaks to floods and hurricanes, disasters can suddenly push supply chains to their limits. Here’s how choosing resourceful and competent suppliers position your supply chain for greater resilience.
The Department of Homeland Security has designated pallets as a critical infrastructure. Pallet companies and their necessary operations are to remain open and productive.
There’s a lot of worry about the Coronavirus and its effects on health and the economy. We’re taking steps to ensure our team and products are clean while maintaining your high level of service.
As Coronavirus continues to spread and cause economic and logistical disruptions in some areas around the world, Pallet Consultants is taking steps to ensure our service remains uninterrupted. Here's a letter from our CEO.
COVID-19 can leave you without pallets if your single-location supplier has to stop production. We’re taking steps to ensure our products and services maintain a high level of service in any situation.
No matter how it happens, when you run out of pallets your operation can be halted. In times of emergency, count on Pallet Consultants to do whatever it takes to get you pallets as soon as possible. When you don’t have pallets, you don’t have shipments going out. Having shipments halted and throughput being affected is a worst-case scenario, and getting more pallets becomes a top priority. Pallet Consultants understands how important a fast pallet delivery can be to your facility, which is why we guarantee pallet delivery within 24 hours. No matter the situation or time of day, we’ll do everything we can to get the pallets you need delivered through our private fleet, several facilities and trusted partners. Start a conversation with us to learn more about our pallet delivery guarantees and fast service. Check our blog for all the latest in the pallet industry: Explained: Reversible Pallets What is the Equivalent Number of Trees Saved by Pallet Recycling? Pallet Audit Benefits: How to Optimize Your Facility
Combo and remanufactured pallets are often confused for the same product. Combo pallets are made from both new and used material, while remanufactured pallets are made entirely from resized recycled material.
National accounts benefit greatly from dedicated representatives through streamlining all forms of contact and optimizing products and services.
Pallet Consultants keeps quality high through a multi-step verification process with built-in accountability, ensuring your orders are correctly manufactured and checked multiple times before delivery.
Through our consistency, attentive customer service and quality products we have earned hundreds of verified 5 star reviews.
After an extensive study of several dozen pallet websites, Pallet Enterprise named Pallet Consultants as having one of the most informative and easy-to-use websites in the industry.
A pallet audit is a detailed inspection of the pallets a facility uses and how they’re utilized throughout the operation. A unit load consultation is an analysis of the current pallet performance and cost-effectiveness.
The holiday season is a busy time for many industries. To improve your service and make the season easier for you, we’ve planned ahead for the end-of-year rush.
Pallet extensions, also called pallet adapters, are a cost-effective and easy way to add length to your pallets while maintaining their load performance and width.
Unit load consultation is a service where pallet engineers review your pallet performance to find areas of improvement. It can increase pallet performance through design improvements or save money by recommending more cost-effective pallets.
Whether located on or off-site, pallet sort and repair services will comb through your used pallets and repair those that have been damaged. This reduces turnaround time for damaged pallets and pairs well with a total pallet management program.
We produce recycled pallets in high volumes and in many grades, allowing you to choose the quality and quantity of pallets for your specific facility needs.
Pallet Consultants produces high-quality new wooden pallets in large volumes and to exact dimensions.
Here are some best practices to keep workers and your pallet inventory safe when storing pallets outside or indoors. Whether preventing mold, fire hazards or stacks of pallets falling, read these tips.
Plastic has a wide range of applications, and that includes use in pallets. Plastic pallets usually have the most benefit in specific situations, like use in airlines and food processing
We keep inventory fresh to ensure quality and keep our pallet supply chain tight. Efficient core processing, pallet production and inventory rotation are key to keeping our products in peak condition and ready for distribution.
Facilities and warehouses in supply chains that handle food products need to meet certain hygiene requirements, which includes pallets and their storage. Pallets and the facilities that store or produce them are responsible for upholding cleanliness standards.
The Pallet Consultants family is expanding! We're committed to outstanding customer service and high-quality pallet products and services. To better serve the needs of our customers, our new location in Dunn, North Carolina has officially been announced.
The bustle of loading docks results in one-quarter of all warehouse injuries. Read these safety tips to prevent workplace injury around loading docks.
Pallets that are being used for international shipment are required by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to be either fumigated or heat treated to prevent the spread of disease and pests.
With lumber prices being as unstable as they have been in the last few years, many facilities are switching to recycled pallets to cut cost and increase pricing stability. Follow these steps for an easy transition.
Total pallet management is a service where your pallet provider is responsible for the maintenance and operation of your entire pallet inventory.
A pallet audit follows pallets through your entire operation, finding the best optimization strategies as well as ensuring your pallets meet requirements specified by your clients.
A reversible pallet is one that has identical top and bottom deck boards. Not all pallets are reversible, as different deck board designs have different uses.
The deck boards on pallets play a crucial role in handling loads and distributing unit weight on the pallet.
Pallet wings are the overhang of pallet deck boards over the blocks or stringer boards. This is important for load bearing capacity and pallet automation.
Team motivation can sometimes be tricky since every situation and team member is different. We spoke to some of our leaders to get their tips and philosophies around team motivation.
There’s a lot of pallet companies, but only one Pallet Consultants. Fast and quality service backed by expertise and a focus on you is how we stay at the top of our game.
Pallets cost you money, and damaged pallets cost even more. Primarily, pallets are damaged by less than ideal forklift operation. An easy way to limit unnecessary pallet damage is to retrain forklift operators, and inform them of the importance of using proper pallet handling techniques. Use the insights below from our Atlanta Operations Manager, Casey Hardegree as a part of forklift operator training:
We’re all trying to be more productive at work. Here are 5 easy steps you can take to get into the groove more easily during your workday.
When looking at pallet providers, there are many questions you could ask. Here are the first six you should inquire about when considering a provider for new and recycled pallets as well as pallet management services.
How many pallets fit in a truckload depend on a few different factors, but can be optimized with some training. Read on to find out how to reduce the total freight cost per pallet.
Everyone knows that people who are stressed, unhappy, or over-worked are less productive and efficient. Just as we like to nurture and respect our team members, as covered in our blog post on our company culture, we also recognize the importance of work-life balance. Hear from our Leadership Team how they maintain a work-life balance.
Pallets move the world but have weight of their own. Read to find out how much wooden 48 x 40 pallets can weigh and their load bearing capacity.
Total pallet management can do a lot for your facility. Read about the benefits of inventory management, vendor consolidation and more.
Even pallets that can’t be repaired anymore, still have a lot of life in them. To get the most out of them, pallets are reused in many things like mulch services.
With so many different sizes and types of pallets, deciding which kind you need can require careful consideration. To make the process easier, read these 5 steps to buy pallets that fit your needs.
A combo pallet is a pallet with both new and used wood. This way you get the cost savings of used wood with the sturdiness of new lumber.
Efficiency is something Pallet Consultants always pursues for the satisfaction of our customers. A new GPS system in over 500 units is one way we’re becoming even more dependable.
There’s a big world of pallets out there, and in this industry there’s a lot of pallet companies to choose from. Use these steps to get started finding the pallet company that works best for your operation.
Our society tends to overlook the process of transporting materials and goods that are used daily. If you are considering the import of food and beverages, it is important to understand the types of sizes and grades of pallets and to also be familiar with GMA style pallets.
Pallets come in many different shapes, sizes, and types. But there is one standard size pallet that is most common to shipping in the United States - 48” x 40”
Our company culture is like our customer service mentality, which is built on understanding needs and happily meeting them. Happy team members means great service.
Many things wouldn't be possible without expert engineering, and that includes pallets. To ensure reliable performance, our pallet engineers put a lot of work into your pallet designs. You may not think about it a lot, but most things in your life are moved on pallets. From the desk you sit at, to the groceries in your fridge, to the couch you sit on and even the parts in your car, our world is transported on pallets every day.
What are pallets used for? From transporting produce to beverages and chemicals, pallets are vital to the economy and move the world in more ways than you think.
Wooden pallets typically consist of three or four stringers that support several deck boards, on top of which products are placed. Stringers are long boards placed horizontally and stood on their side between the upper and lower deck boards and are what support the pallet.
With quality pallets from Pallet Consultants, it's hard to go wrong. You have the choice of both new and recycled pallets, which pallet type fits your operations needs best?
Ever wonder what a pallet is made of? Wooden pallets are composed of many different parts. Read this guide on pallet components to learn about each pallet part. This guide will take you through the ins and outs of a standard wooden pallet!
Check our blog for all the latest in the Pallet Industry: 5 Benefits of an Onsite Pallet Repair Operation What is the Equivalent Number of Trees Saved by Pallet Recycling? Our 8 Grades of Recycled 48x40 GMA Style Pallets
What feeds on food, moisture, air, and warmth at any time in the right conditions? Mold is the answer. The durability of wooden pallets has proven to be a necessity for manufacturers and distributors. While alternative materials such as plastic, metal, and cardboard pallets have entered the market, wooden pallets continue to be a suitable resource for transporting goods.
As a successful business, it is crucial to make the best decisions when it comes to choosing a pallet supplier. Learn who sells pallets! Pallet brokers, manufacturers, co-manufacturers and national pallet providers play a vital role in the distribution of pallets and which is best for your company to work with.
Although wooden pallets are common in various workplaces, many misconceptions continue to exist about them. You might hear people complain about the increasing carbon footprint, copious amounts of wood pallets in landfills or limited usage options when speaking of wood pallets. We are dedicated to educating and informing anyone who might come across pallets in the workplace or in personal life. Speaking of education; you may also want to check out our blog to impress your coworkers with interesting facts about the history of the wooden pallet.
Become a pallet expert with Pallet Consultants: Below is terminology that is often used in the pallet industry or by other industries who use pallets for their operation! What in the world is a skid anyway? Keep on reading to gain insight on pallet terminology
Looking to sell pallets? Read below to find out how.
Pallets, broadly speaking, are a flat, sturdy platform, used for the moving of goods or parts of goods from one place to another. They are used in almost every industry, from groceries, to dental care products, to the manufacturing of cars. There are a few relatively standard sizes of pallet in North America, although generally they range between three and a half and four feet in both length and width, and approximately six inches high.
The importance of pallets for our economy is often overlooked. The flat structured pieces of wood which are usually found in the back of grocery stores seem insignificant to most people.
A pallet’s life is lengthy when considerations of source, creation, and total use are factored in. It is the hope of this blog that you will come away with a better understanding of how effective a pallet can be over its life cycle, and how recycling pallets extends their lifespan considerably.
Positivity is one of the most influential workplace qualities that leads to overall progress and success of a company. This is not an easy mindset to have, however. It is a mentality that takes a number of steps to accomplish. Once you follow this list, you are sure to not only have a positive attitude, but also productive mindset that can lead to a better output and a happier workplace. The most important outcome to positivity is a better lifestyle for yourself as well. Check our blog for all the latest in the Pallet Industry: 5 Benefits of an Onsite Pallet Repair Operation What is the Equivalent Number of Trees Saved by Pallet Recycling? Our 8 Grades of Recycled 48x40 GMA Style Pallets
Across the nation, broken pallets are more common than distribution and manufacturing center management would like to see—in some cases, the damage can cause up to millions of dollars in damages over a short period of time. Day to day handling, abuse, and poor quality all contribute to broken pallets, but none of them are more harmful than forklift damage. Forklifts are the most common source of accidents that befall pallets and are also the number one reason for pallet jack failures. Here are some problems that could be cutting your pallets life short and some solutions: Check our blog for all the latest in the Pallet Industry: 5 Benefits of an Onsite Pallet Repair Operation What is the Equivalent Number of Trees Saved by Pallet Recycling? Our 8 Grades of Recycled 48x40 GMA Style Pallets
Pallet Consultants enables customers to take their lunch break back by designing a Total Pallet Management program specifically to meet their needs and manage their pallet inventory. Today there is a rising trend in lunch breaks becoming few and far between, and on June 15th, workers all across North America were challenged to take back their lunch break.
We understand the concern that comes along with starting an onsite pallet repair operation at your facility. You have a lot of inventory and/or product that needs to packaged and shipped around the world and broken pallets could be a massive impediment to that goal. In order to avoid such a disastrous scenario, you want a provider that is known for its quality, trustworthiness, and consistency. Based on our expertise, we have compiled ten questions that you must ask a pallet management company before their team begins to manage your pallet program.
Great business relationships are crucial to both the core successes and productions of a company. However, brand affiliation can have the propensity to become embroiled with politics and the greater concern of whether a company’s end goal aligns with your own. That is why, when it comes to business-to-business commerce, there are certain qualities that you should vet a desirable partner for when selecting a candidate. The best business partners will add to the prosperity of your company. It is the qualities that you select them for that will ensure the company will not only be able to grow, but also providing the additional security in knowing that you have the most profitable and sound partner for your business. In addition to asking yourself if the partnership leaves room for growth, look for the following attributes:
The cost of buying back repaired pallets can become significant, however it’s often overlooked by distribution center management. Here are 5 reasons why you might consider on-site pallet repair.
The wooden pallet industry recycles hundreds of millions of pallets every year, saving over 40 million trees! Read more about how all the ways the pallet industry cares for the environment.
Our recycled pallets provide you with the best possible value for one-way shipping in addition to being an environmentally friendly option. We offer 8 grades of recycled 48x40 GMA Style pallets to ensure you receive exactly what you need for your operation to run smooth.