eBook: Stretch Wrap- Choosing to Automate

Introduction: The choice to automate stretch wrap Lean methodology. Cost savings initiatives. Elimination of waste. Problem solving and key performance indicators. All of these terms are used on a daily basis in manufacturing facilities that use stretch wrap. With costs and competition increasing daily, how can you stay competitive? You need to increase your throughput while reducing costs. It seems counterintuitive trying to do more with less resources, but that is the direction of American manufacturing. With imports arriving daily

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Case Study: A new type of stretch wrap helps solve damage issues

*Updated 9-20-17* When you hear about stretch wrap, you only hear about the positives: the damage prevention, cost savings, etc. But, have you thought out how environmental factors may effect your load? What if you’re shipping something sensitive and it’s exposed to environmental changes? Because of high temperatures and too much condensation, branded labels on bottles can be damaged when wrapped with standard stretch wrap on pallets. When is it time to try a new type of stretch wrap? A

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Case Study: Auto bagging system saves 65% in labor costs

65% Reduction in Labor Costs

How much can packaging automation save? The answer: A LOT. In this case study, we’re looking at a frozen food producer. They use too many employees to fill their frozen packs when they should be using automated equipment. The cost of labor and slow production speed is costing the company and they needed a quick fix. This company produces single-serve and family-sized food packages. These frozen foods are for sale nationwide at grocery stores, membership warehouse clubs, convenience stores, and

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Case Study: Case Sealer automation saves $100K annually in labor costs

Case Sealer Automation

This case study shows how IPS Packaging produces results. We help our customers save money in ways they may not be thinking of. Sometimes all it takes is an outside look at something that you may not think is a problem. Problem: An IPS customer’s business had just doubled. They were still manually erecting, packing and labeling boxes like they had done for many years. Solution: A free on site-consultation with an IPS Sales rep and IPS product manager generated

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Case Study: Packaging automation increases production rate and decreases costs

In 2013, a nationally recognizable bakery relaunched after a huge outpouring of support from Americans following their bankruptcy filing. Because they were looking for ways to trim costs, they re-evaluated their packaging operations, looking into automating, since the previous processes were costly and inefficient. Problem: Labor costs too high Frequent employee injuries Keeping up with production The management team needed a solution to their initial problems, and they were smart to act. After their relaunch, demand increased by nearly 600%

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