According to the Environmental Protection
Agency, “rigid containers have definite retained shape and form and that
are self-supporting” (EPA, n.d.) Some of the differences between rigid
and non-rigid containers, according to this week’s reading, “Ridged
improves material movement efficiency, reduces damage in handling and
transit Reduces pilferage, Reduces protective package requirements,
Provides greater protection from element environment, Provides a
shipment unit that can be reused a substantial number of times, thereby
reducing waste and the need to dispose of the container” (Bowersox, D.,
Closs, D., & Cooper, M., 2013). An example of a non-rigid
unitization is the umtyaton standard wooden pallet with stacked master
cartons (Bowersox, D., Closs, D., & Cooper, M., 2013).
example of a rigid container that I use in my current billet, is an
engine container made out of steal. These reusable containers are used
to ship new and rebuilt engines to a location and the receiving customer
replaces the engine with the bad engine to return the carcass to be
rebuilt and placed back into the supply stock for issue. This method is
also a great example of reverse logistics to the multiple times the same
container is used to ship and return secondary repairable engines to
the using unit and the supply system.
Cargo unitization is a great
way to save money in shipping like items. The importance of load
securing in unitization is to maximize the economy of weight and density
in shipments. Additionally, unitization is important to increase the
handling and transport efficiency in cargo movement (Bowersox, D.,
Closs, D., & Cooper, M., 2013). Unitization is mostly used for
lumber, plywood, hardboard and veneer, usually stacked two or three
units high (Cargo unitization, 2014).
Bowersox, D., Closs, D., & Cooper, M. (2013). Supply chain logistics management (4th ed.). Boston, Mass,; McGraw-Hill.
Cargo unitization. (2014). Retrieved August 31, 2015, from httpss://www.wlshipping.com/en/equipment/cargo.php
(n.d.). Retrieved August 30, 2015,
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Do you know of other companies that utilizes either type of containers.?