Distribution, packaging, warehouse and freight managers have always striven for more effective and efficient product distribution processes. One of the main objectives over the past few years has been to reduce costs.
Historically, two innovations have stood out above others to improve the distribution process. Firstly, the traditional wooden pallet. And secondly, the innovative concept of unitised loads.
Unitised loading requires that smaller pieces of loads are agglomerated carefully into one larger combined load with dimensions to match the wooden pallet supporting it. Naturally, there are different configurations for unitised loading or shipping depending on various factors such as the product types, product dimensions and the mode of shipping.
However, over the years wooden pallets have revealed a number of disadvantages including, the amount of space they take up and the relatively high weight component contributed to the total weight of the load.
Today, there are several advantages in using plastic slipsheets over wooden pallets. By using Replas Slipsheets, customers are freed from the purchasing, handling, repairing, shipping and return of bulky wooden pallets. Users are also released from the accounting and crediting for the wooden pallets in the data processing and accounting departments.
But the most important advantage with Replas Slipsheets is the cost savings. Savings are achieved by the savings in space needed for storage and transportation, and from the cost of the plastic slipsheets themselves - on average a reduction of 80%.
The interest in slipsheet materials handling has been building at all levels of distribution channels, as can be seen from the upsurge in the slipsheet handling equipment business. Riding on the new interest have also been the appearance around the world of slipsheet handling seminars and short courses.
Over recent years, many international organisations have converted operations to a materials handling system utilising Replas slipsheet technology.
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