Most logistics professionals have some familiarity with Gaylord boxes, a type of cardboard box designed for cross-country shipping. They’re sturdy, inexpensive, and versatile, and while they have some disadvantages — they’re not intended for shipping extremely heavy products, and typically, they can only be used once before being recycled — they’re a mainstay of the industry.
Every year, the Solid Waste Association of North America hosts SWANApalooza, an epic “technical conference” (read: trade show) that puts waste-handling technology at center stage. Materials management professionals from around the world will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, between March 23 and 26 for SWANApalooza 2020 to practice just what the show’s theme suggests: “Connecting Our Resources.”
Warehouse operators who specialize in full pallet in/full pallet out workflows avoid some of the OSHA violations that tend to trouble traditional distribution centers. The risks simply aren’t the same as in a traditional warehouse.