Category: Process Optimization

5 tips to help your business prepare for peak-season packaging

Summer may just be starting, but it’s never too early to start preparing yourself for the busiest time of the year for most manufacturers, distributors, and retailers: the holidays. The sooner companies start to prepare for the influx of orders, the better equipped they’ll be to handle them. And with online shopping having completely changed the way people buy, shipping and packaging is set to continue to grow by leaps and bounds. The peak season brings a lot of challenges for

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6 easy ways to save money on your packaging

It’s time to save money on your packaging. Here are 6 simple ways. Have you ever thought about some of the ways that you could find some hidden cost savings potential in packaging? Ten years ago, it wasn’t a high priority. However, as transportation and warehousing costs have continued to steadily rise, companies realized that packaging offered a fresh opportunity to cut costs. Despite that new found awareness, many companies are still struggling to identify where exactly they can cut

Posted in Boxes & Corrugated Sheets Case Studies, Boxes/Corrugated Sheets, Case Studies, Damage Prevention, Packaging Design, Packaging Supplies, Process Optimization, Sandardization, Supply Chain Management Tagged with: , ,

Case Study: A simple packaging process improvement saves time, money

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Making even one simple packaging process improvement can lead to huge gains in production, reductions in labor cost and material usage, as well as the stress headaches that go with managing a more complex process. And how can you go wrong when you don’t have to worry that you’re spending a small fortune on something with little to no return on investment.

Here’s just one example of how we helped a large manufacturer of medical supplies.

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When can a case erector or sealer bolster packaging productivity?

Every growing company experiences it. The product demand is growing, and suddenly the existing floor space isn’t sufficient. The productivity, efficiency and accuracy of your operation are not in line with expectations. What do you do? Maybe it is time to look into automation. Here are some indicators that packaging automation may be in your best interest.

By exploring packaging automation through the addition of a case erector and case sealer, productivity increased 400% with a 300% staffing reassignment.
By exploring packaging automation through the addition of a case erector and case sealer, productivity increased 400% with a 300% staffing reassignment. Perhaps it is time to look into automation. Here are some indicators that packaging automation may be in your best interest.

Posted in Adhesive Closures, Adhesive Closures Case Studies, Carton Erector Machines / Tray Erectors, Carton Sealing Machines, Case Studies, Equipment, Packaging Equipment, Packaging Supplies, Packaging Systems, Process Optimization, Sandardization, Systems Integration, Tape, Tape Case Studies Tagged with: , , , ,

Guide: The Ultimate #Packaging Knowledge Guides are here

Learn more about the key elements of packaging your pallets with our new #PackagingKnowledge guides: The Ultimate Stretch Wrap Guide: Stretch film is used to wrap items on pallets, securing them to themselves and the pallet during the shipping process or for storage purposes, reducing product damage and loss, as well as discouraging pallet tampering and pilferage. The Definitive Strapping Guide: Strapping is one of the most used methods of unitization in packaging. Our definitive strapping guide will give you all the information

Posted in Case Studies, Equipment, Foam and Cushioning, Foam Packaging Systems, How-To Guides, Process Optimization, Sandardization, Strapping, Strapping Machines, Stretch Film, Stretch Wrappers