干货 | 托盘在供应链体系的决定性作用

广东省采购与供应链协会2018-05-23 11:10:26


 众所周知托盘是组成所有仓储及物流供应链中标志性的一部分,然而托盘有着不为人知的决定性——当然我们并不是在讨论将托盘作为再生材料或者用于制作破旧的、别具一格的家具的功能。问题的核心是,为什么托盘被认为是供应链环节中的关键环节托盘对从业人员的安全和以及物流的运载时间是如何做出贡献的?



托盘扮演着至关重要的角色


为什么这些木板和塑料板拼接而成的栈板对供应链而言这么重要?


1) 托盘能大大减少货物装卸的时间。与单个运输的货品盒或包装货物不同,托盘使得产品能够批量进行搬动。一个装满浴缸或其他沉重货物的托盘比搬动单独的浴缸或其他沉重的货品要容易得多。只是简单地装载,收缩包装完毕,然后就能上路运输了。

2) 托盘能改善工作条件和相关从业人员的安全。一个装载得当的托盘比松散堆叠的货物更安全,因为松散堆叠的货物会掉落翻滚,产生伤害的潜在可能呢。诚然一个荷载较低的托盘也可能带来危险,因此,培训相关从业人员有效和安全地装载托盘可以减少人员受伤的几率。

3) 托盘能够降低仓储成本,改善物流条件。有效率的货物装卸有助于改善整体日程计划,减少工资成本,因为不再需要额外加班来保证货物按时装卸完成。 

4) 托盘能帮助我们提供更高质量的产品。在运输中,当你搬动单个堆叠的货物时,货物包装或其本身会有更高的可能性损坏。托盘能保护放在托盘上进行运输的产品,通过实现批量移动来防止这种情况发生。



如何为您的产品选择最合适的托盘?

 

看起来托盘的确是能保护和运输产品的完美的装载工具,但是采购方该如何为货物选择最好的托盘呢??在出资购买托盘之前,您应该考虑五件事:

 

1

计划中您在托盘上的预算是多少,哪种类型的托盘有最高的附加值?您需要购买的托盘需要考虑到成本效益,同时也要能保证长期周转使用来证明自己的价值。一味追低价托盘是不可取的,在意开始花更少的钱只会在之后花掉您更多的钱。

2

采购的托盘尺寸能与您现有的卸货工具(如叉车等)匹配吗?大多数的托盘和叉车都使用了同样的设计,但偶尔也会遇到一些进叉口并不相符的托盘或及装卸设备。在出资购买托盘之前一定要考虑到这一点。

3

采购的托盘是否足以运载计划中要装载的货物?注意采购托盘的固定荷载。重量轻的木制托盘可能不够坚固,运载的货物往往不能满载。

4

采购的托盘能够持续装运货物多长时间?如果在您的计划中货物数量极多或者货物较重,那么您需要出资购买耐用性更高的托盘,以此保证您花在托盘上的钱是值得的

5

在满载时,采购的托盘是否能保持其稳固性?为保证货物在运输中的安全,托盘上的货物越重,对托盘的刚度及稳定性的要求越高。


 


看起来托盘似乎只是一件单纯的栈板物品,但在构建高效率、高效益的供应链过程中,托盘也是必不可少的。如果您觉得需要采购新的托盘,不妨对此做一些先期研究,找到最适合您货物及物流运输需求的托盘产品。托盘的选择不再仅局限于一种——找到最适合您的托盘,您会看到成功创建供应链体系的另一种可能。

 

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How Pallets Play a Crucial Role in the Supply Chain

 

Pallets are an iconic part of any warehouse or supply chain, but they're more crucial than most people know — and we're not talking about using them as material for upcycles or shabby, chic furniture. Why are pallets such a critical part of the supply chain, and how can they contribute to things like worker safety and loading times?

 

The Critical Role That Pallets Play

 

Why are these little pieces of wood or plastic so critical to the supply chain?

 

They reduce loading and unloading time. Rather than moving individual boxes or packages, pallets allow products to be moved in bulk. A pallet full of bathtubs or other heavy items is much easier than moving individual tubs or other heavy or bulky products. Simply load, shrink wrap and you're on your way.

 

They improve working conditions and worker safety. A properly loaded pallet is safer than loosely stacked products that can fall or tumble and create the potential or injury. While it's true that a poorly loaded pallet can also present a hazard, training your crew to load pallets efficiently and safely can decrease the chance of on-the-job injuries.

 

They reduce warehouse costs and improve logistics. Efficient loading and unloading times help improve scheduling and reduce payroll costs because there's no need for overtime.

 

They allow you to deliver higher quality products. There's a greater chance that the packaging or the products themselves could be damaged when you're moving individual pieces. Pallets prevent this by protecting your products and allowing you to move them in bulk. 

 

How to Choose the Best Pallets for Your Applications

 

It seems like pallets are the perfect tool to protect and ship your products, but how do you decide the best one for your product? There are five things you should consider before investing in pallets:

 

How much have you budgeted for pallets, and which type will provide the best value? You need pallets that are cost effective but will last long enough to pay for themselves regarding value. Anything less will end up costing you more money.

 

Will the pallets work with your existing equipment? Most pallet jacks and forklifts use the same sort of design, but occasionally you'll encounter pallets or equipment that don't mesh. Make sure yours do before making that investment.

 

Can your pallets handle the load that they will be expected to carry? Lightweight wooden pallets might not be robust enough to carry your product once fully loaded.

 

How long will your pallets last when hauling shipment after shipment? If you're expecting high shipment numbers or heavy loads, you'll need to invest in more durable pallets to get the best value for your money.

 

Will your pallets hold their shape when fully loaded? The heavier your product is, the higher stiffness rating you'll need to transport your products safely.

 

Pallets might seem like a simple item, but they're essential when it comes to creating an efficient, cost-effective supply chain. If you find yourself in need of new pallets, do some research and find the ones that will work the best for your product and shipping needs. You aren't limited to just one option anymore — find the pallets that work best for you, and you'll see the difference in the success of your supply chain.

Original: cerasis.com/2017/08/24/pallets/



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EPAL埃帕是全球最大的托盘流通体系,它以保守估计超过四亿五千万张的欧标托盘、以及两千万铁质托盘箱的体量为物流世界里平顺的货物流通提供保障。

成立于1991年的EPAL埃帕核发物流器装载工具的生产以及维修资质,在全球范围内保证流通体系内装载产品质量的恒一性。

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