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Video: Packaging Equipment and Automation
22 Apr

Video: Packaging Equipment and Automation

Packaging Equipment Product damage, increasing labor costs, lost profits. If any of this sounds familiar, packaging equipment can fix your problems. Ready to talk about your packaging pain points? We have great resources on equipment and automation to make it easier for you. Watch the video below for a quick overview. When you're done... Learn more about the benefits of packaging equipment and how it can help your process.   See also: There's $1 million reasons to invest in equipment this year. …
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Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money
15 Apr

Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money

***Updated on 1-14-19*** Packaging Equipment and Automation It goes without saying that the key to successful warehouse operations is smooth, efficient product flow. But when you’re relying on employees to package your product, you leave yourself open to inefficiencies in your process, human error and mistake, inconsistent quality, ever-increasing labor costs and other operational difficulties that can easily be solved by moving to an automated system. Packaging equipment and automation can work lo …
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Equipment tax incentive increase for 2018
24 Jan

Equipment tax incentive increase for 2018

*Updated 05-18-18* 1 million dollars Hopefully you read that in your best Austin Powers voice. That's because the equipment tax incentive for 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 and they'll help your bottom line and giving you incentive to make 2018 the year to purchase automatic packaging equipment... mmm savings. How the equipment tax incentive works The Section 179 Deduction works …
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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station
03 Jan

5 Keys to a Successful 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. It can also cause product damage. …
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How to save cost: manual verses automated labor
16 May

How to save cost: manual verses automated labor

Did you know that some companies report that up to 60% of their total packaging costs are labor related? What happens when up to 60% of your total packaging costs are labor related? A few cents difference on the smallest fraction of the total cost isn't going to do anything to help you save money. Now consider the fact that commodity prices are rising at a rate of about 5% a year. You have to have the bags, the stretch film, the shrink wrap... and you have to have the people. Well... what about …
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eBook: Packaging automation improves throughput without increased costs
07 Dec

eBook: Packaging automation improves throughput without increased costs

"Not only is the ROI impressive, but the improvements to my throughput is also a big plus.  With year over year growth, [adding an automated stretch wrapper] to our operation will allow us to provide an increased service level at our current state... These throughput improvements will also alleviate much needed space in our facility by allowing us to handle increased volumes in the same space without additional staffing." Warehouse Operations Manager, Logistics Solutions Provider, Laredo, Texas P …
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