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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

What is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Have you heard this term being thrown around in almost every industrial manufacturing article out there? What’s the deal with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Besides, the pretty ugly acronym, it’s a big deal for manufacturing and it’s here to stay. The Industrial Internet of Things, also known as the industrial internet, brings together smart machines, big data analytics, machine to machine communication, and people at work. Think of it as

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Automating distribution to help with the rise of e-commerce

Automation Packaging

Automating your distribution The rise of e-commerce is making it harder than ever to keep up with demand. Most packaging operations are typically done by crews because of the need for several people. They’re labor-intensive and come with heavy labor costs. Keeping up with demand requires more than just a few workers. It requires automating your distribution and packaging operations to sufficiently fulfill online orders. Damage is presenting a major issue for transit and secondary packaging. Consider this; 1 in

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The e-commerce Surge

e-commerce on the rise

e-commerce on the rise The fast growth of e-commerce almost 10 years ago has revolutionized the retail marketplace. Just think of how many people are selling their products on Amazon these days. You probably even know someone that’s selling something on Etsy right now. That’s because e-commerce is growing by the day. The increase in online purchasing is great for sellers because more money. There are however, challenges for the protective packaging markets. How will you keep up with buyers’

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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station

packing station

Many people greet the New Year with goals and resolutions to improve their health, happiness, and quality of life. Well, I think we’d all be better off come next December if we did the same for our packing stations. Let’s throw some tinsel in with the Biodegradable loose-fill and usher in the New Year with an upgraded packing station. 1. Take control over “in-the-box” packaging materials Using too much, too little, or the wrong materials can lead to unwanted waste.

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Online shopping has changed shipping forever

Shopping has fundamentally changed Scary statistic: there are only 12 more weekends left before Christmas! Halloween candy and costumes reside in the clearance sections of stores and you’re starting to see discounts online because retailers are already pushing for the next holiday; Thanksgiving centerpieces are out and even Christmas ornaments and wreaths are starting to pop up. With the holidays coming up quicker than we’re ready to accept, the shopping scramble is sure to begin sooner rather than later.  Traffic will start

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