Logistikk nyheter: Tre Versus plast pall kamp stadig fokus på grønn forsyningskjede

- Nov 01, 2016-

Duringpubliccommentonthispotentialchangeinregulations, JamesAnderson, generalcounselforiGPS, tooktheopportunitytoaggressivelypushtheGreenbenefitsofplasticpallets.
Thebattlebetweenthewoodandplasticpalletindustrycontinuestomoveininterestingdirections, med "GreenSupplyChain" nowbeingfrontandcenter. Notlongago, theissueofwoodversusplasticpalletswasprimarilyabouttotalsupplychaincosts. Nå, sensingapotentialopening, theplasticpalletside, ledbyIntelligentGlobalPoolingSystems (IGPer), ispushinghardtheGreenargumentforplastic thoughtheevidenceaboutwhichpalletconstructionisreallymoreGreenisunclear. (SeeGreenSupplyChainDebateIncreasinglyFocusesontheLowlyPallet.) Earlierthisyear,theNationalAssociationofStateFireMarshals(NASFM)unexpectedlyconsideredchangedstandardsforsprinklerrequirementsfordistributioncentersusingwood-basedpallets–amovethatlikelywouldhavecausedchaosformanycompanies,andpotentiallyhugeexpensetoupgradesprinklersystems. Whilethemovewaspostponedandlikelywillnotgointhatdirection, somesuspectedthatthecatalystfortheideawasalobbyistconnectedtothebromideindustry-achemicalusedasaflameretardantinplasticpallets. Aswitchfromwoodtoplasticpalletswouldhavebeengoodforbromidemakers. (SeeShippersDodgeaBullet, forNow, asFireMarshalsGroupTablesWoodPalletClassificationChanges.) Now,theU.S.AnimalandPlantHealthInspectionService(APHIS),anarmoftheU.S.DepartmentofAgriculture(USDA),isreviewingpotentialchangesinrevampingandconsolidatingrequirementsfortreatmentofwoodpalletstopreventthespreadofenvironmentalpests,suchastheemeraldashborerandAsianlonghornedbeetle.APHISisconsideringextendingrequirementsfortreatmentofwoodpalletscomingintotheUStopreventimportationofsuchpests,usingprocessessuchasheattreatmentorfumigationwithmethylbromide. Duringpubliccommentonthispotentialchangeinregulations, JamesAnderson, generalcounselforiGPS, tooktheopportunitytoaggressivelypushtheGreenbenefitsofplasticpallets.
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