How Pallet Design Can Help You Stand Out in the Supply Chain
Service and price are two main factors that determine whether a customer buys from you or your competitor. As a user of pallets and related material handling equipment, your role in the supply chain can impact both!
Learn how in this short course, “How to Use Pallet Design Differently,” covering unit load design and systems-based optimization procedures that will improve customer service, identify opportunities for savings, and increase your competitiveness. Offered by the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design and taught by Dr. Marshall “Mark” White and Dr. Laszlo Horvath, this course begins on Tuesday, May 1, and runs through Thursday, May 3, at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
For more than four decades, The Center has been in the fore front of pallet and unit-load research. It is involved in various research activities to move the design of packaging, pallet, and unit-load design to the 21st century. In addition to developing the Pallet Design System (PDS™), which is one of the most widely used pallet design software with hundreds of users all of the world, the Center also develops and presents educational programs to train employees in related industries around the country.
This particular course packs in a ton of information into three days and what you take away will impact your organization’s bottom line. It starts with a full afternoon of studying the effect of unit load and packaging design followed by a day of learning about material handling systems, different types of pallets, and unit load analysis software. The second day concludes with a tour of a working laboratory. On the third day, there will be a field audit demonstration and a discussion examining real-life case studies.