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Equipment tax incentive increase for 2018

2018 equipment tax incentive

1 million dollars Hopefully you read that in your best Austin Powers voice. That’s because the equipment tax incentive for purchasing equipment in 2018 is increasing. Up from a $500,000 deduction in 2017, this years tax deduction doubles to $1,000,000. It feels good to type out all of those zeroes. Yeah, baby, yeah! Those zeroes are helping your bottom line and giving you incentive to make 2018 the year to purchase packaging equipment… mmm savings. How the equipment tax incentive

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5 ways to reduce packaging costs

Supply and Demand

1. Prioritize Listen, we all have a lot going on, but this list is about the best ways to reduce packaging costs. This first one should be pretty obvious if you’re really going to save money here. It’s time to really think and understand your packaging. Not all boxes are alike and there’s a lot that goes into the decision making for packaging. What may be the cheapest way to ship something in the beginning, may not turn out to

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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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Understanding total packaging cost

It’s not just the per item price that matters: it’s the total packaging cost. When it comes to packaging cost, most businesses only really consider the cost of buying the individual packaging items: boxes, tape, void fill, and stretch wrap. They’re willing to negotiate tiny percentages off of the total unit cost, puffing their chests with the savings win they’ve secured for the company. However, in actually, unit price of individual packaging elements only account for about 15% of total

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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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