Tip of the Week 3-Jan-11
Be curious and inquire about how the merchandise you purchase gets to market. Do the retail outlets where you purchase goods have green supply chain management (SCM) practices? Managing pallets via a pallet pooling program can greatly lower the impact that pallets have on the environment. While pallets are often put to work behind store front activities, we consumers can best see pallets in action at big warehouse outlets. Next time you are in such a retail establishment, take a look at the pallets underneath the stacked goods for sale. Look to see if the pallet wood is stamped or painted. If yes, the pallets are probably part of a pallet pooling program. For example, the CHEP program paints its pallets blue for easy identification. If you see a blue pallet, take a closer look, it will probably be stamped with the CHEP logo. Support retailers with green SCM initiatives.
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