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What the Published SEC Climate Disclosure Rule Means for The Pallet Industry

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate Disclosure Rule is a regulation enacted by the SEC. It aims to standardize how publicly traded companies disclose climate-related risks and their impact. The rule was first announced in March 2022. Originally expected to be finalized by December 2022, it has been delayed twice due to feedback and ...
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Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names Kamps Sales Consultant as Recipient of 2024 Pros to Know Award: Rising Stars Category

GRAND RAPIDS, MI —March 8, 2024 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, named Matt Klein, Kamps Sales Consultant, as one of the winners of this year’s Pros to Know award, which recognizes outstanding professionals whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply ...
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Understanding VMI, JIT, and JIC

In Supply Chain Management, effective inventory management is crucial. It impacts everything from budget allocation and warehouse capacity to order fulfillment and customer satisfaction. Some businesses struggle with holding a large inventory on-site, due to the substantial initial investment and the space requirements it entails. Another issue businesses might face is the fact that self-managing ...
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The Impact of Deck Board Thickness and Density in New Pallet Manufacturing

Deck boards are the wooden (flat) boards that comprise the top and bottom of a wooden pallet. They are usually fastened to the wooden stringers using heavy duty industrial nails. Deck boards serve as the primary support for products being shipped on pallets. Because the importance deck boards play in the pallet’s composition and unit ...
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Kamps Announces Executive Team Changes

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, Jan 4, 2024 – Kamps, Inc. (“The Company”), a portfolio company of Freeman Spogli & Co. and one of the nation’s largest pallet companies, is pleased to announce three executive role changes - effective immediately. Mitchell Kamps, 28-year veteran of the company, will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Kevin Bailey, ...
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EU Proposal for Packaging | Everything You Need to Know

In November 2022, the European Commission proposed a new legislation called the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). The PPWR’s rules apply to all packaging placed on the EU market - including transport packaging such as wooden pallets. Outline of the Orginal PPWR for the proposal The goal of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation ...
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Recycled Pallets Offer Millions in Cost-Savings

Subject of Case Study: Global Automotive Manufacturers The Case Study: This case study highlights the impact Kamps’ expertise, resources, and innovative spirit can have on even the most complex supply chains to bring about cost savings, time savings, and increase transparency. This case study highlights Kamps’ comprehensive approach to pallet solutions. The analysis and problem-solving ...
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