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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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Mullen vs. ECT: Is there a difference in corrugation tests?

What is the difference in corrugation tests and does it even matter? As packaging partners, we’re used to getting a lot of questions about how to best manage their packaging needs without spending needless amounts of money. One frequently asked question is about the difference in corrugation tests. Mullen board and ECT board are both very strong and capable types of corrugated, but, sometimes, choosing one over the other may save you time, money, and potential product damage. For many

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eBook: 4 ways to justify the cost of a stretch wrap machine

Stretch Wrap Automation

*Updated 8/1/17 Damage, Material Savings, Labor Savings, Safety Justifying to upper management the need to spend money on a stretch wrap machine instead of hand wrapping can be difficult. The assumption is that a person will always be cheaper than a stretch wrap machine. However, a careful analysis of the actual quantified savings can help even the staunchest cost conscious managers start to think twice. Let’s take a look at the 4 ways to justify the cost of a stretch

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Packaging analysis: can your time be better allocated?

Are problematic packaging operations costing you consumer satisfaction and validity to your on-time guarantees? Are you concerned with a delay in new product rollouts due to packaging uncertainties? Would it be attractive if new product development could be handed to a professional who would analyze each concern (unpredictability, damage and design) and from those assessments create a strategic approach complete with detailed recommendations? A package engineer may be just your solution! Innovative packaging analysis and process adaptation is derived through

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