Pallets and packaging tend to go through a lot of rough times, as they fulfill all of their many responsibilities. They suffer scrapes, bumps, and bruises, due to all of the different equipment that they come in contact with. Although, pallets and packaging are frequently used and abused, they are not fortunate enough to reap the benefits of the labor. Unfortunately, when business is being discussed, pallets and packaging usually do not receive the credit that they are due, are often forgotten about, and are given very little attention. Once created, they are used in various ways, by different people. This involves people buying the pallets and packaging, while others use them however they choose to. As stakeholders in pallet providing companies come to realize how their processes were costing them unnecessary money, they began to think of how they could put the pallets and packaging to better use.
It was thought that if prices of the pallets and packaging increase, that the stakeholders would have the ability to save money in other areas. However, the purchasers did not agree with the price increase idea. Another idea, was changing how the pallets and packaging are treated and put together, would be a solution. But when thinking about all of the details that are involved, some complications could possibly arise. To start the process, all T’s must be crossed, and all I must be dotted. This would mean that stakeholders will be involved early in the process, rather than waiting until later in the process to get them involved. Aside from the stakeholders, the equipment that are used for the pallets and packaging need to undergo some changes as well. In order to correct the problem, changes have to be made to every part of the supply chain, not just one area of it. When it comes down to it, the design of the pallets and packaging can make a big difference in how they are handled, and in how long they will last.