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4 Ways We Handle Logistics in Total Pallet Management | Pallet Consultants

By: Pallet Consultants on September 14th, 2020

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4 Ways We Handle Logistics in Total Pallet Management | Pallet Consultants

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You can’t have an effective total pallet management service without great logistics. Here’s how we manage pallet logistics in our TPM programs to ensure consistent service in any situation.

Total pallet management (TPM), also known as vendor-managed inventory, is a custom combination of pallet services and management where the pallet supplier is responsible for all aspects of pallet maintenance and inventory upkeep. Pallet Consultants provides total pallet management programs for many facilities in a variety of industries, and we have a robust pallet logistics network to meet the demands of fully servicing multiple operations simultaneously. Talk to one of our pallet experts to learn more about our logistics capacity and success in managing client inventories. We ensure you always have pallets in a total pallet management program through:

  1. Demand Planning
  2. Diverse Transportation Assets
  3. Efficient Pallet Repair
  4. Inventory Storage

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1. Demand Planning

Before we begin managing your pallet inventory, we spend time with you and your facility to ensure we know its ins and outs. Not only does this ensure the transition is smooth and hiccup-free, but so that we can guarantee a continuous flow of the proper pallets. Once we understand your operation and begin communicating regularly, our demand planning is accurate and reliable. Between our own pallet manufacturing capacity and that of our network of affiliates, we'll always be prepared ahead of time for your scheduled deliveries. This ensures your orders are completed before they're needed and that deliveries are never late.

 

2. Diverse Transportation Assets

What’s the use of good demand planning and high-volume pallet production if your shipments get tied up? That’s why we have a large private fleet that can also be supported by our affiliates. With nearly 500 trailers in our fleet, we have a large number of assets spread across our network of brick-and-mortar manufacturing facilities. Since we have full control over how and when they’re used, those assets can be fully utilized to ensure all orders are delivered on time. In addition to our advanced GPS system that will let you know exactly when we’ll arrive, our carefully-vetted affiliates around the country are also reliable. Our transportation assets mean you’ll never be without pallets.  

 

 

3. Efficient Pallet Repair

Whether performed on-site or off, our pallet repair can significantly tighten your pallet supply chain while offering cost savings. Instead of continuously needing deliveries of new pallets, you can have pallets sorted and repaired directly at your facility premises or at one of our nearby locations. It’s faster to repair pallets than to build new ones, and if this service is performed on site any shipment times are completely eliminated. Regardless of the repair situation, all pallets are built and repaired by our well-trained teams and monitored by a strict quality control process. All our pallet repair options reduce turnaround time and improves your pallet logistics.

 

4. Inventory Storage

As a precautionary backstop, we also offer dedicated inventory storage. With this, you’re always guaranteed a spare stock of the proper pallets ready to go at any time. We’ll keep on hand whatever type and volume of pallets you’d like in case of an emergency. When your facility need pallets immediately, this extra inventory can be loaded and delivered without delay - no waiting for repairs or new pallets to be made. This is especially helpful for facilities needing specialty or odd-sized pallets since those can take longer to produce. Inventory storage agreements are a great fail-safe for any operation and can make your pallet logistics with us even more resilient and responsive.

 

Solid pallet logistics is fundamental to a total pallet management program that can exceed your needs. The investments we’ve made in our teams, facilities and assets enable us to provide premier pallet service and logistics for any operation or even a network of facilities. Start a conversation with us to learn more about how we customize total pallet management programs to individual facilities and can improve your pallet logistics.


Pallet Consultants is a national pallet manufacturer offering a wide variety of pallet products including recycled pallets, specialty pallets, custom-sized pallets, new pallets and more. We provide quality pallets and pallet retrieval services to industries around the country. Start a conversation with our expert team to see how we can meet the pallet needs of your operation.


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