The bottom line is ultimately why you are in business. You don't go into business with the intention of losing money. You go in because you want to turn a profit.
This means that you have to look at the different ways that the bottom line is being impacted – and pallet handling is a significant one. There are few ways that handling your wooden pallets can damage your bottom line and knowing these will help you be on the lookout for better solutions.
Damage to the Pallets
There may be damage to the pallets during any kind of pallet handling. You have to look at the different ways that the pallets are being damaged in order to train your employees more effectively as well as to know when it is time to purchase new pallets.
There may be issues with the way that the pallets are being loaded and packaged and there may be issues with the pallets themselves, such as missing wood beams across the top of the pallets or damage to where the forklift goes in.
There have been issues where employees are not familiar with driving a forklift and they cause all of the damage to the pallets on their own, simply because they are trying to lift it up. If the forklift does not slide into the wooden slats of the pallet the first time, the metal rods of the forklift may be actually damaging the pallet – and this is a problem. You could be damaging the inventory as well as the pallets, costing you more money.