Benefits Of Smart Pallet Technology For Your Warehouse

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

If you are looking for ways to upgrade your warehouse, there is one method that may be ideal. This method can help you upgrade your logistics, inventory, and storage capabilities. Manufacturers have created a new technology known as smart pallets. The smart pallet has several benefits and is something you should consider for your warehouse as part of a renovation. Here are a few of those benefits and what you should know about each one. 

Location Tracking

One of the key reasons warehouses are upgrading to smart pallet technology is due to location tracking. Each pallet has a GPS locator. This chip or code allows you to input the pallets into your system. Each pallet registers as unique. You can look in the system for pallets by number or code. The system will then link to the pallet and notify you of where it is located. This allows you to keep track of not only the pallets but also any inventory that may be on that pallet as well. 

Detected Movement

Some pallets can shift or move during storage. This can cause a dangerous situation for your warehouse workers. You may also experience this type of movement when you have some empty pallets mixed with full inventory pallets. This can cause damage to the shipment, inventory, and other costly issues. When you have smart pallets in your warehouse, they can be set in your system to notify you of any detected movement. This means that you will be notified at any movement or shift and can make adjustments quickly to accommodate those issues. 

Operation Costs

You may be concerned about the operating costs with a smart pallet system. Most of the manufactured pallets that are being stocked operate on a battery. The battery life is at least 10 years on most units. This means that you do not have to have additional power to operate or charge each of the pallets. This means you will see a reduction in your operating costs and possibly in your energy costs as well. With the other benefits of these pallets, you may also experience lower operating costs that deal with lost or damaged goods. 

When you are ready to move forward with this kind of pallet for your warehouse, contact your local pallet dealer. Many dealers stock smart pallet options and even full systems that can give you an introduction to how they can help your warehouse upgrades. If you have any questions, you can ask during your consultation call and during the installation of the system. Keep in mind, you will likely also need a technology upgrade to go along with the smart pallet upgrade.


17 November 2021

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