Logistics companies and departments face constant challenges including material costs and labor shortages, lead times and reducing carbon footprint. Out of these challenges, companies have prioritized sustainability as a top goal, and managers are required to reduce waste in their warehouses. This is not an easy task considering the thousands of pallets flowing through facilities each day and the single-use material required to properly secure products to those pallets. Here are some ways companies can reduce time, costs and most of all, save volumes of plastic from landfills with VELCRO® Brand LOGISTRAP® reusable pallet straps.
Achieve Sustainability Initiatives by Eliminating Dependence on Single-Use Plastic Wrap, metal and plastic banding
As industries look to reduce their carbon footprint, single-use pallet wrapping and banding are obvious offenders. When a shipment goes out, the plastic wrap or metal banding is only good for that one shipment and the receiver on the other end must discard the materials, only to repeat the process the next time the pallet goes out.
Large companies can have hundreds of thousands of pallets on any given day just in intercompany transit. Assuming a standard pallet stacked five feet high requires 163 feet of plastic film, then a warehouse will burn through 163,000 feet of wrap for every 1,000 pallets at 32 lbs/roll. At 30+ pounds of plastic per roll that’s a “ton” of plastic waste headed for the landfill, all on the company’s dime.
VELCRO® Brand LOGISTRAP® resuable pallet straps are specifically intended to provide a dependable solution to securing goods to a pallet and can be reused over 100 times, saving thousands of feet of single-use plastic or metal banding. Each time a pallet leaves the warehouse with this strap, the receiver can simply unfasten to unload and re-fasten for the return shipment. If a box needs to be accessed while the pallet is in storage, simply loosen the strap to gain access and re-fasten it when finished. This is a simpler and quicker method to secure goods that keep volumes of plastic and metal from landfills.
Reduce Valuable Time with a Simpler Wrapping Process
In addition to eliminating single-use plastic and metal materials, time and labor are paramount in shipping and receiving logistics. Shippers always need to find new methods to get shipments out the door on time by reducing laborious tasks and processes. Wrapping a pallet with hundreds of feet of plastic wrap is an arduous task that consumes a copious amount of material and time.
Rather than spending five minutes spinning plastic wrap around a pallet, users can simply cinch VELCRO® Brand LOGISTRAP® pallet straps around the shipment in a fraction of the time. This will get your goods out of the door faster and your warehouse hands will appreciate a much simpler task.
Protect Valuable Goods and Preserve Your Labor Force
Labor shortages are haunting many industries and logistics companies need to attract quality workers. Warehouse managers strive for a zero-injury workplace at all times. That is why VELCRO® Brand LOGISTRAP® pallet straps are a preferred method of securing goods. Sharp tools are required to slice plastic wrap and metal bands. These tools can injure workers and damage goods, sidelining valuable employees and scrapping product.
Replace sharp metal bands with the soft, flexible materials of VELCRO® Brand LOGISTRAP® pallet straps. Without the use of tools, workers won’t run the risk of injury and since it is made of soft materials, over cinching won’t crush valuable products.
Velcro Companies Eases Supply Chains with Local Support
VELCRO® Brand LOGISTRAP® pallet straps can be customized to meet your company’s needs. Velcro Companies can work with you to design a custom length, dye to match brand color and stamp your company’s logo for a clean identifiable look throughout your facility.
Velcro Companies is ready to support your supply chains. Our products are locally sourced, and we have manufacturing facilities and sales offices located worldwide to help reduce shipping delays. Speak to one of our representatives to learn how we can deliver a sustainable solution for your shipping logistics.