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In logistics, it is possible to build a pallet with the carton is one of six different positions in relation to the Pallet that you are using to transport your goods. In this guide we cover Pallet Build Configuration Build Configeration Two as illustrated and calculated on the advanced Pallet Calculator
The image below shows a single carton (a box which would contain goods for transportation) positioned on the pallet in line with Build Configeration Two.
In logistics, the term 'building a pallet' refers to the process of placing cartons (also called boxes, products, goods etc.) onto a pallet. The pallet is typically wooden though plastic and metal pallets are used in certain industries for specific goods. Cartons are placed according to the properties and constraints of the goods within the carton and the cartons properties. Some cartons can only be placed one way up, other can be placed in any direction. Cartons which contain sensitive products and/or high value/high quality goods should be clearly marked with directional arrows to ensure that the individual who builds the pallet is clear on the limitations of the carton he/she is handling.
Our pallet ( in build configeration two ) is built by placing one carton at a time, aligning the carton to the pallet as follows:
Carton Length to Pallet Width, Carton Width to Pallet Length, Carton Height to Pallet Height
As the pallet builds, the volume of the pallet is slowly filled. Unless you are very lucky and the dimensions work out just right, you will typically be left with space within the pallet build configuration. This can be filled with additional product by turning the cartons through anyone of the 6 positions that a carton can be placed on a pallet. Using this technique, you can manually optimise your pallet build and get the most cartons/boxes onto your pallet. Alternatively you can use the advanced Pallet Calculator which will automatically calculate the optimal load configuration for a pallet for you.
Pallets can be built by placing boxes/cartons onto a pallet in one of six different configurations. The links below highlight the different pallet build configurations that are possible.