The Euro-Pallet and Pallets and the Unit load.
April 15, 2010, 9:57 pm
Filed under: Additional Information

Here you can read information about how the Euro Pallet is created and its dimensions. In the second part is information about Pallets in general the problems of loading them and unitization as well as an example of Optimizing packaging to pallets.

The Euro Pallet

The Euro Pallet was designed to hold secondary unit loads that are designed to the required modulation. Originally designed in 1961 for the transport in trains Continue reading


Why Containers Changed the world
April 15, 2010, 9:40 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

The model of Unit load that was a revolution is the Standard Shipping Container.

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What is Unit Load
April 15, 2010, 9:08 pm
Filed under: Definitions, Key Questions

Unit Load in the logistics usually refers to a physical transport unit. A typical unit load consists mostly of the loading equipment, such as pallets, containers, panels, wire baskets, etc., The package Units can be divided after its Function into three groups: Continue reading

My Opinion on Just in Time (JIT) and Kanban
April 15, 2010, 8:35 pm
Filed under: Additional Information

In my opinion Just-in-Time is a great approach to minimise costly storage but there are high risks in regard of the production process. If one of the suppliers fails the whole production line is on a standstill and that can lead to cost that might be higher than the savings. Off course the suppliers take the risks of on time delivery and are forced to accept high penalties in case of a production standstill but even the penalties paid to the company on top of the supply chain might not be enough to cover the damage.

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What impact has Just in Time – Just in Time in Opel
April 15, 2010, 8:32 pm
Filed under: Additional Information, Key Questions

Just in time can be often found in connection to the Kanban (Signaling System working with cards or markers) for excample in Toyota, and is used in large companies.

Tim Gudehus states that Just-In-Time is loosing his relevancy in modern Logistics. Even Companies that were successfully implementing the Just-In-Time turning away from the exact and precise delivery in regard of minute or hour exact delivery and accepting the need for an intermediate storage facility.

(Tim Gudehus – Logistik 2005 – Springer)

Just in time at the Opel Plant in Zaragoza

Jit has a lot of potential in highly competitive industries like the car industry and they tried to use that potential on any point of the Value chain. I have found interesting information about Just-In-Time production form the Opel-Plant in Zaragoza. Continue reading

What kind of goods are produced using Just in Time
April 15, 2010, 8:30 pm
Filed under: Key Questions

Examples are found in the Production of

  • cars during the final assembly
  • household appliance
  • computers

Are there Requirements
April 15, 2010, 8:29 pm
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Requirements for Just in Time

  • continues flow of processing for
  • steady and constant cycle times
  • low changeover times
  • high availability
  • hight freedom from errors