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10 ways to boost warehouse performance

10 ways to boost warehouse performancej

Boosting warehouse performance How do you make your warehouse the most productive it can be? Research from the ARC Advisory Group suggests the best ways to boost warehouse performance. The article considers safety, productivity, customer service and people. Most warehouses will earn the highest marks for their safety and customer service. 75% of workers surveyed say that their warehouse is safe. This is a high percentage and a great way to keep your warehouse productive and moving forward. One of

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Guide: Everything you need to know about strapping

Strapping: You’ve heard of it, but what do you really know about it? Strapping is one of the most commonly used means of unitization and bundling in the packaging industry.  There are multiple types of strapping products available, as well as many application types, but strapping is especially used in environments such as: Bundling together for handling and shipping: newspapers, pipe, lumber, concrete block, etc. Attaching items to pallets, skids, and crates Reinforcing wooden boxes, crates, and corrugated boxes, such

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“Packaging on Demand” takes efullfillment to the next level

Close your eyes and imagine this: You’re a smaller eRetailer and you’re just getting off the ground.  People are ordering your items and you’re trying to keep up with demand.  But with increases in demand also come increases in packaging supplies.  Do you have the space to have boxes, void fill, and tape on hand?  And does keeping up with demand mean you’re having to employ more people to do the packing?  Now you’ve got to consider fitting all those

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Guide: We’ve got #PackagingKnowledge and #NoTimeForTheHardSell

In a business landscape that is always about the hard sell, it’s time for someone to just provide the knowledge you need to make the decision yourself without the traditional pressure of salesmanship. One of the hardest things for a distributor to do is not sell.  That’s our life’s blood: it’s how we make our money, pay our employees, and feed our families.  But part of what makes IPS different is that we’re not just about undercutting the distributor down

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Determining Compression Requirements

Box compression

If the compression strength and distribution environment is known, the effective stacking strength of any given RSC can be reasonably estimated. Similarly, if the distribution environment, container dimensions, and flute profile are known, a compression standard can be estimated. This can be of great worth because once a compression requirement is decided, the ECT requirement can be determined (and, therefore, board combination options as well).

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