Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), operator of an all-plastic pallet pool that uses embedded RFID tags, has added another innovation to the pallet rental industry. iDepots is a new concept for sorting pallets after use that results in lower cost and increased revenue for participating retailers and distributors.
Pallet receivers who choose to become iDepots agree to sort and inspect iGPS pallets and have them ready for pickup and shipment to another user. In exchange, iDepot operators receive a perpallet handling and inspection fee from iGPS.
Because the all-plastic pallets used in the pool are very durable, it is unnecessary to transport them to an inspection and repair facility after each use, as is required for wood pallets. This extra leg in the supply chain is costly and inefficient and generates large quantities of greenhouse gases. Participating retailers and distributors not only help their bottom lines but also help the environment.
As for the plastic pallets themselves, they are RFID- and barcode-enabled and meet all Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) requirements. The pallets weigh 30 percent less than typical multiuse wood pallets, meet the Underwriters Laboratories 2335 standards for flame-retardant pallets, and are 100-percent recyclable.
Company: Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS)
Company URL: www.igps.net