A brief review on palletized products transportation technology

Queiroz De, Figueiredo De, Camargo De, Massimo Vaccari
2018 FME Transaction  
Palletized products are one of the most common means of goods transportation. However, recent studies show that there is still room for improvements in the packaging technology that can represent less expenses with wrapping material and also a smaller amount of damaged products. After all, an insufficient packaging might not support the stresses inferred to the pallet and lead it to tear apart during transport, representing a financial loss; on the other hand, an overdone packaging means an
more » ... kaging means an unnecessary material cost. Given the current overview, it becomes clear that packaging optimization techniques are a prolific area of study for generating money saving, improving safety and reducing merchandise losses, being potentially profitable for all those involved in the supply chain. In order to figure out how to improve this process, it is necessary to understand all technical branches embraced by the subject; thus, the present work thoroughly lists the most important factors to be considered in palletized products transportation through a state-of-the-art review.
doi:10.5937/fmet1801101t fatcat:zbfcyw5jwbcqxev5t5g3bqpgpy