Category: Supply Chain Management

Packaging Automation Processes – Automation Of Stretch Film

Automation processes can play a huge roll in increasing efficiency along the supply chain, saving both money and time, while ensuring quality.

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LTL rates going up this year?

Less Than Truckload Shipping Rates

LTL rates increasing in 2018 Be on the lookout for increasing LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipping rates this year. 2018 could see increases up to 5% for shipping less than truckload shipments. This is due to pent-up demand, shortage of qualified drivers, rising e-commerce deliveries, and increased government regulations. If you ship LTL, be ready for some of the highest rates in a decade. Last year, core pricing rose about 4% on average. Those core charges, (net of fuel surcharges),

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What you need to know before choosing a packaging solution

1 in 10 boxes shipped will be damaged

Choosing the best protective packaging strategy is one of the most important decisions a company can make. There is a wide range of options to protect items during shipping. Knowing a little bit more about the item’s journey from the warehouse to the consumer’s hands will help identify the best solution. Distribution method The first thing a company needs to think about is the path of the product. Many items will be packed to ship directly to the consumer. Other

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Flutes aren’t just for symphonies anymore

Corrugated close up

Flutes: A corrugated symphony of structure Architects have known for thousands of years that an arch with the proper curve is the strongest way to span a given space. The inventors of corrugated fiberboard applied this same principle to paper when they put arches in the corrugated medium. These arches are known as flutes and, when anchored to the linerboard with a starch-based adhesive, they resist bending and pressure from all directions. When a piece of combined board is placed

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5 ways to prevent waste in your packaging program

If you’re like most businesses, you’re looking for ways to cut costs. Have you considered cost cutting in your packaging program? Source reduction, recycling, and an efficient packaging program continue to be the traditional go-to methods for helping to both minimize the amount of waste sent to landfills in the U.S. and to minimize the cost of that waste to companies. And a recently released 20th Anniversary edition of “A Study of Packaging Efficiency, As It Relates to Waste Prevention” report, produced

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