Euro pallets are becoming more and more fashionable. In addition, „advanced manufacturing style“ furniture such as tables, chairs, and shelves are becoming more sophisticated. However, in the transportation industry, where the wooden pallet was invented, it is often controversial. According to a recent study on reusable containers and packaging, the use of reusable pallets in European freight transport has increased from 280 million to 550 million pieces over the last 15 years, making it crucial. With over 100 million wooden pallets in circulation every year, Germany is the European frontrunner. Take a look to better understand how pallet swaps work in Germany.

Empty Pallets Are Exchanged For Packed Pallets!

The pallet exchange is a simple concept. Finished products have to be delivered, and so that they can be safely transported on a vehicle, they are often packaged, fastened and transported on a so-called European pallet pool, which corresponds to the quality standard. For example, a truck with empty pallets drives to a loading station and exchanges empty wooden pallets for items already packed on pallets. The driver then delivers the goods to the designated unloading point. The constant exchange of wooden runners creates a well-functioning pallet cycle. The exchange process has become much more complex due to the increased requirements, the time pressure and the interactions within the logistics chain.

Problems With Pallet Exchange Procedures

The exchange process is documented with a pallet slip, which includes a subjective performance assessment, manual quantity control and billing for the wooden pallets. There are a number of complications here. The need for the truck driver to carry 33 interchangeable Euro pallets is probably the most common problem as the vehicle must also offer full capacity if no pallets are to be carried. Different conditions are to be expected, especially for international journeys. So if a driver does not have any empty pallets to exchange because B. has not received it at the last unloading point, he is in debt with the next loads and is obliged to deliver them later.

There are also problems if the recipient receives the products at the ramp of the unloading point, but provides the driver with an insufficient number of pallets, none or damaged pallets. Shortages and damage must be documented and then explained. If the quantity and size of the returned pallets are correct, the time on the ramp is often limited and the pallets are simply transported in the truck by the recipient.

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