Eliminate supply chain disruptions with AI-powered playbooks

| February 5, 2020

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In the next four years, your supply chain organization has a 1 in 5 chance of experiencing a disruption that could result in related damages exceeding $120 million. Organizations deal with business and supply chain disruptions on a daily basis. We get so used to dealing with these hiccups that sometimes we lose perspective of the very real dangers and costs that can arise. If small headaches aren’t tended to quickly, there is a real threat they can lead to a much bigger one.

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ProPallet - Professional Pallet Management

ProPallet are in the business of knowing exactly where your pallets are, how many you should have, and precisely how much you should be paying for them. We are, after all, the pallet management experts. With over 25 years in the pallet management industry, our director, Frances Wren, has developed a system where her team undertakes thorough and laser-focused investigations into current and previous transactions. It is not uncommon for Frances and her team to discover discrepancies that, over time represent significant cost recovery, and vastly improved ongoing pallet hire cost management.

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