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Are cardboard pallets the key to transportation success? Ikea dares to find out.

January 24, 2012
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Are cardboard pallets the key to transportation success? Ikea dares to find out.

Furniture retail giant Ikea recently announced they will no longer be using wooden pallets to transport goods, instead moving to the less widely used corrugated cardboard pallets. Ikea’s Sustainability Chief, Jeanette Skjelmose, states that the main goal of switching to cardboard pallets was to create a smarter transportation system, while also reducing transport costs. Ikea estimates this change will save them approximately $193 million per year.

Plastic pallets vs Wood pallets

December 22, 2011
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Plastic pallets vs Wood pallets

Pallets are an important part of the materials handling industry used in most aspects of the supply chain. This type of packaging is widely used in the storage and transport of goods. Pallets can be made from wood, plastic or metal; each comes with their own advantages and disadvantages.

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