Rite-Gauging: The quickest way to improve product protection

What is “rite-gauging?”

Rite-gauging can help ensure your pallets and products arrive undamaged.

Rite-gauging is the application of the correct film, thickness, overlap, revolutions, and force-to-load that ensures equal containment force to the top, middle, and bottom of a pallet load. It helps to set a containment standard that is measureable, repeatable, and cost effective, while also reducing risk and variance. Rite-gauging treats every application as a unique set of circumstances and variables because every situation is unique. Just because stretch film is involved, doesn’t mean applications are universal: how you use stretch film can make a huge difference to your bottom line.

Stretch film is not just a cost to your business. It adds value by enabling you to deliver products, as promised, to your customers.

Why you should care about rite-gauging

Making the right decisions in the way you use stretch film can significantly boost your profit by

  • reducing damages during shipping
  • reducing wrapping cycle time
  • reducing the amount of film you use
  • saving your company money
  • improving your facility’s efficiencies and sustainability

Rite-gauging means using the right amount of stretch film, applied properly, to wrap your pallet, ensuring the safe and damage-free delivery of product through your supply channel. By employing Rite-Gauging you will lower your cost-per-pallet and realize significant savings by

  • stretching your capital equipment expense
  • reducing stretch film roll changes
  • increasing the productivity of your line
  • delivering more goods undamaged, significantly reducing waste and improving client satisfaction

You can’t fight the math

Whether you’re a multinational conglomerate, a one-location manufacturer, or somewhere in between, you lose an average of 0.58% of your total sales due to product damage within your supply chain. But you’re not alone; everyone does.

So, in real numbers, what does that mean?

Example 1: A large, multinational conglomerate with $1 billion in annual revenue will lose approximately $5.8M a year in goods damaged within the supply chain.

Example 2: A small, one-location manufacturer with $3 million in annual revenue will lose approximately $17.4K a year in good damaged within the supply chain.

Eventually, it just ads up. And quickly.

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