Abstract: Palletizing products consist on the most prevailing method of packaging for wholesale merchandise in diverse industry sectors given its compact shape proper for transportation and storage. However, the arrival of damaged goods to retail still is a common scenario, representing a significant impairment to both retailer and manufacturer due to a poor-quality end product for the consumer. Within the complex supply chain involved in palletized products, transportation is the main responsible for maintaining their integrity, representing also the majority of all logistic costs involved. Given the financial impact that quality enhancement technologies can cause in this embracing packaging sector, the present study intends to review the main aspects of harmful transport-inherent mechanisms such as vibrations, shock and sloshing, exploring also numerical modelling techniques and establishing a baseline for quality conveyance through a brief literature review.
Keywords: Packaging, Pallet transportation, Finite Element Analysis, Random Vibration, Sloshing
Recieved: 15.02.2018 Accepted: 23.08.2018 UDC: 005.332:005.6