Home to 18.55 million people across 5 counties, a large population in the LA area drives significant demand for local manufacturing and truck transportation throughout the region. Surprisingly, 42% of all goods produced in California are shipped only within 50 miles of their origin. This built-in consumer market for goods like clothing, furniture, metal arts, and food products easily keeps local producers in business. Of course, greater Los Angeles manufacturing facilities do not exist to solely meet the demands of the citizens.
A recent survey of 803 managers across the country shows that one of the biggest current challenges facing Canadian businesses is the acquisition and retention of skilled workers. As a small or midsize business, setting up and maintaining a formal skills and new hire training program may not be an easy option.
We recently discovered OnPallet.com, an easy and free web tool for planning how your product will fit on a pallet for shipping.
Enter the standard dimensions and weight of the pieces you need to ship (this tool assumes each piece is the same), the max height at which you want to stack the pieces (this will be the total height of your pallet) and then just select the size of your pallet. Now hit submit and OnPallet.com will show you how many pieces can be packaged onto that skid, total weight, and the best way to arrange them. Very slick!