Pallet Course: How to Ship More Efficiently
If you work daily with pallets and other material handling equipment, the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech has a great pallet course for you! In this session, instructors will educate on systems-based optimization procedures that will improve customer service and increase your competitiveness. Plus, it is the perfect excuse to get out of the office and take in the spectacular sights found only in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!
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 pallet course packs in a load of information (pardon the pun) into three days, including a full afternoon devoted to the basics of pallet design, along with a tour of the Center’s pallet laboratories. You will learn the principles of unit load design, unit load material handling audit, packaging, and pallet design; understand how packaging and pallets interact with material handling equipment and systems; as well as discover tips to diagnose and solve problems to help improve your overall shipping operations, customer service, and position in the market.