Pallet Survey: The pulse on pallets

From wood to plastic to pallet pools, our readers tell us what’s important in pallets.
By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor
November 01, 2012 - MMH Editorial

At first glance, the pallet market may appear to evolve at the same pace as those pre-historic looking reptiles found on small, forgotten islands. However, between a shortage of quality used pallets, new requirements from Costco and the introduction of a new pallet pool from a consortium of manufacturers, the past year has seen a number of new developments in the pallet market.

Have those developments filtered down to the manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers among Modern’s pallet-using readers? And, what moves our readers when it comes to pallets? Those are among the questions we explored in this year’s annual pallet survey.

Read last year’s Pallet Survey.

Check out the State of the Pallet Market Webcast from last month.

To answer them, we surveyed e-mail subscribers of Modern as well as a sample of recipients of our e-newsletters. We received 672 qualified responses, defined as a reader who is employed at a location that uses pallets. Here’s what we learned.

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About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Executive Editor

Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. More recently, Trebilcock became editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.


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