You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Pallet use in grocery distribution affects forest resource consumption location: a spatial model of grocery pallet use
Author: Anderson, R. Bruce; Anderson, R. Bruce;
Source: Res. Pap. NE-651. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: To assess the impact of grocery pallet production on future hardwood resources, better information is needed on the current use of reusable pallets by the grocery and related products industry. A spatial model of pallet use in the grocery distribution system that identifies the locational aspects of grocery pallet production and distribution, determines how these aspects influence the demand and supply of grocery pallets, and assesses the overall impact of grocery pallet consumption on the forest resource is described. Also presented is a method for estimating the overall quantity of new grocery pallet consumption by grocery distribution centers. This method is useful in assessing the effect of changes in grocery pallet consumption on the hardwood resource in a particular region.
Keywords: Spatial model, production, usage
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
XML: View XML
Anderson, R. Bruce 1991. Pallet use in grocery distribution affects forest resource consumption location: a spatial model of grocery pallet use. Res. Pap. NE-651. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility