Category: Supply Chain Management

Packaging Machines And Reducing Material Costs

While many packaging functions can be addressed by human labor, there are better ways of handling these processes, which can inevitably contribute to better supply chain management and a reduction in materials costs.

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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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