The shortage of boards puts pressure on the supply chain, which is constantly struggling with already available trucks, containers, labor, volatile fuel prices and epidemic-related challenges, as well as the impending shortage of resins for the production of reusable crates. And plates.
Ed Tracy of the Product Marketing Association warns that current wood prices and the shortage of trucks and seafood containers could have an impact on the prices of fresh fruits and vegetables and cut flowers. Due to the shortage of wood, there has also been a shortage of plates. Ed warns of this problem, and advises to prepare for the fact that the shortage of boards will persist for both new products and the floriculture sector.
“Currently there is a shortage of all kinds of palettes in the United States. This problem is not limited to the fruit and vegetable and floriculture sector,” Ed Tracy said, warning members earlier this month.
Boards Contribute to boards being low:
- Wholesalers, distributors and retailers make efforts to maintain stocks of indestructible goods.
- Availability of wood for repair and production of plates.
- Rising timber prices.
- Longevity of indestructible stocks.
- Lack of trucks available to move plates.
He expects the situation to last longer and advises shipping exporters and recipients to work together. “The supply chain must balance costs against the overall availability of products and food. Without cooperation to ensure the availability of trays for loading fruits and vegetables, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for farmers and shippers to meet the demand for fruit and vegetables from buyers and ultimately for consumers and shipping. Exporters also work hard to meet the required ballet specifications, but in practice this proves to be a challenge.It is desirable until the plate shortage is resolved that it does not affect safety.
“Recipients have a flexible ballet policy, for example, by allowing acceptable trays for exporting fruits and vegetables and by cutting flowers to reduce the pressure on the sector.”