Category: Damage Prevention Case Studies

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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Tile wholesaler reduces damage by switching to foam-in-place system

Foam-in-place packaging helps protect packages with a custom foam insert.

When you’re shipping something delicate, it’s critical that you’re using the right cushioning system; it’s time to consider a foam-in-place system. A major East Coast wholesaler of high end tile, stone, and decorative metal was experiencing significant damage to its small quantity shipments. Frequently asked to send sample or replacement tiles to retailers, contractors, and consumers, the company relied on an air cushioning system coupled with expanded polystyrene (EPS) to protect as many as 350 shipments per day. The air

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Stopping damage with unique angle board solution

Unique angle board solution eliminates a problem that costs manufacturers millions of dollars per year in rejected shipments An innovative custom solution can help manufacturers of large appliances eliminate the damage caused to their packaging by clamp trucks. Instead of forklifts and pallets, many manufacturers are using clamp trucks to quickly load, unload and store product. The problem that is often encountered with clamp trucks is that they can crush boxes side-to-side during the loading process. When a clamp truck picks up a unit to load it into a trailer, it can exert up to 2,000

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Case Study: How the right void fill improves throughput, savings

It doesn’t always help to just read a brochure about how great a product can be: brochures and sales guides are just marketing speak. It’s the great sounding content that manufacturers and distributors want you to read and believe. Sometimes it takes some real world applications to really see how these solutions can make a definitive difference in facilities. That’s how you can make the decision to make the commitment to trying a new product. Here are three of those real

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Proper packaging tape, application ensures safe shipment

There can be a number of factors that could compromise your shipment, making it critical to use the right packaging tape, adhered correctly, to better ensure a safe, undamaged delivery. Everyone knows about the ways that products can be damaged during shipping. Using the right packaging tape and ensuring the right adhesion are the two main ways to guard against damage. But what about product contamination? There are plenty of ways in which a product can be contaminated. If food is exposed to

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