Your Top Posts of 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we invite you to take a look at some of the most popular posts from this past year. From how automation is transforming the pallet industry to how the Pallet Design System (PDS) can help lower pallet costs, there are a number of resources that may be helpful as you plan for 2024.

4 Benefits of Automation

Automation is transforming the pallet industry in many ways. It makes pallet tracking and information more accessible, improving how we communicate with suppliers and customers. Automation also allows 48forty to improve your company’s environmental impact – from how our pallets are made to how they’re recycled or disposed of. Watch the video for a more in-depth look at how 48forty is using automation to benefit our team members, customers, and the environment.


Digitizing Our Carbon Footprint

Another example of how 48forty is proactively adopting new technologies to support the supply chain industry is through digitizing our carbon footprint. This tech-enabled carbon emissions management program, Greenly, allows us to live track our emissions, which in turns empowers our team to make more effective decisions regarding how to reduce our carbon footprint and continue to work toward our net-zero goals. Watch the video to see how we're doing our part to lead companies as they work to become more sustainable.


3 Benefits of Choosing Wooden Pallets

Regardless of industry, businesses are pursuing ways to reduce their environmental impact, lower costs and improve their overall operations. See how choosing wooden pallets helps businesses in all three of those areas. It may seem like a small change in one area of the operation; however, using the right pallet to move products and materials can make a significant difference. 

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How to Prepare for Seasonal Demand

48forty relies heavily on data and the expertise of our team to help customers stay prepared for changing customer demands and the economy. Mark Hicks, Director of Strategic Accounts, shares how we utilize existing data and forecasting to help customers prepare for the future. Our focus on tracking pallets saves both time and costs by providing valuable insights that can aid in decision-making and planning. Watch the full video to gain additional information about preparing your business for the next quarter.


4 Factors to Consider Before Buying Recycled Pallets

It’s no secret that pallets play a key role in every supply chain. More than 93% of goods in the United States are shipped using pallets, and the demand continues to rise. However, there are a few factors worth considering before getting too far into the recycled pallet purchasing process. Read the full blog to gain a better understanding of why product size and weight, pallet size, warehouse systems and your pallet provider can support or hinder your success with implementing recycled pallets.

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Five Reasons to Choose Wooden Pallets for Produce Transportation

At 48forty, we understand how critical it is to efficiently transport food to all areas of the country, specifically produce. This blog explores how wooden pallets can meet the needs of the food sector through sustainable practices, heat-treatment, diverse pallet grading, and automation. The 48forty team can cater to the specific requirements of each food industry segment to ensure food safety and quality control. This blog will help you gain a deeper understanding of why wooden pallets can be an effective tool in produce transportation.

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3 Benefits of the Pallet Design System

Pallet design is critical to making sure products are loaded and delivered as efficiently as possible. 48forty uses the Pallet Design System (PDS) to help customers lower costs while meeting the unique needs of their supply chain. A software provided through the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA), PDS covers a wide range of design factors including lumber components, type of nails used, and the intended use of the pallet whether for handling food, heavy equipment, or a number of other products. Learn more about how 48forty uses PDS to better understand how we can improve your supply chain and reduce costs.


Factors to Consider Before Choosing Your Beverage Pallet Supplier

Like produce, the beverage sector has specific requirements for transporting products nationwide. This blog examines the needs for the pallet itself, including size, durability, and pest-control as well as what to look for in a pallet supplier. Partnering with a like-minded company with deep knowledge of the beverage sector who actively pursues sustainable practices can make all the difference in the success of moving products efficiently.

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Custom Pallet Design: A Guide to Our Five-Step Consultation Process

As the nation’s largest pallet supplier, 48forty is well-equipped to meet the unique requirements of virtually any supply chain. Using a clearly defined five-step process, we provide personalized, functional, and cost-effective pallet solutions to support the productivity demands of our customers. This proven process begins with a dedicated point of contact who will work with you to optimize the effectiveness of your custom pallet needs.

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