A new best-practice Guideline on Pooled Equipment Management (Pallets) released by the Australian Logistics Council will underpin greater efficiencies in the supply chain.

The document is the result of extensive consultations between a wide range of supply chain participants under the auspices of the ALC Pallet Working Group, which included pallet pooling companies, suppliers, transporters, retailers and other industry bodies, and led by ALC.

ALC will now work with the Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council to develop an appropriate training package to support widespread industry knowledge and application of the Guideline’s best practice principles.

It is recognised that the Guideline may not be fully endorsed by all industry participants and ALC intends to convene another Working Group in the next 12 months to review how the Guideline has performed.