By Chaille Brindley
Date Posted: 6/1/2011
When it comes to serving the new supply chain reality, position is everything. This means having the right number of pallets in the right place at the right time. Pallet availability is king because if you don’t have pallets you can’t keep the customers happy. Compounded by rising fuel and transport costs, pallet logistics has become one of the most crucial aspects of being in the pallet business. While it has always been a critical concern for poolers, it is now a major driver for even regional players as core supplies become tight in most areas of the country.
iGPS Pallet Availability Problems
Pallet availability has come to the forefront in recent weeks as Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), the all-plastic pallet pooler, has suffered pallet supply problems according to an internal memo obtained by Pallet Enterprise. The confidential letter to iGPS employees was written by interim CEO Steve Marton.