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Stopping damage with unique angle board solution
23 Jun

Stopping damage with unique angle board solution

Unique angle board solution eliminates a problem that costs manufacturers millions of dollars per year in rejected shipments An innovative custom solution can help manufacturers of large appliances eliminate the damage caused to their packaging by clamp trucks. Instead of forklifts and pallets, many manufacturers are using clamp trucks to quickly load, unload and store product. The problem that is often encountered with clamp trucks is that they can crush boxes side-to-side during the loading process. Whe …
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eBook: How about a little shipping accountability?
22 May

eBook: How about a little shipping accountability?

When it comes to determining product damage, someone with true shipping accountability is king. Logistics is all about preparing for the unforeseen. It is the science of product risk management. Picking, pulling, packaging, loading, and shipping: at some point, you're going to experience some kind of damage, somewhere in the supply chain. But if you have the ability to make one small change that could change the course of finger pointing and he said/she said, determining, once and for all, true sh …
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The True Value of Packaging with Dunnage Air Bags
19 Apr

The True Value of Packaging with Dunnage Air Bags

When you're handling loads of that value, how valuable is your packaging? It's probably pretty valuable, in your mind, but how much does it actually cost to protect your products? Like any good business owner or manufacturer, you undoubtedly know the value of your products when you're shipping them. Sometimes your truckload can hold a value in the tens of thousands of dollars. Maybe it's closer to a million (depending on what you're shipping). But do you know how much it costs to protect your trailer-load? …
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How are your customers reacting to your packaging?
17 Apr

How are your customers reacting to your packaging?

You know how you feel about your packaging. But, have you thought about how your customers feel about your packaging? And does it even matter? Apparently - the answer is yes. I ran across this really interesting study conducted by one of our vendors. The goal of the study was to measure consumer emotional response to different protective packaging mediums. While some of the results may not be surprising, some were and some are really good food for thought as you consider new packaging design or …
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How can you protect against damage during transit?
03 Dec

How can you protect against damage during transit?

Transit is the most dangerous part of the shipping process.  Learn how to protect against it. No amount of proper wrapping can protect against voids between those pallets once they’re loaded into trailers because no matter how you place the pallets in a trailer, you’re going to have voids which will allow for pallet movement during the journey.  Pallets tend to move from side to side during the journey.  The same can be said about front to back movement, as well as up and down movement, as the tr …
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Foam-in-place:  How "smart" is your packaging?
27 Jan

Foam-in-place: How "smart" is your packaging?

In the face of increasing shipping rates and reports of product damage, some things are clear: Attentive packaging pleases shoppers, lowers shipping costs, and reduces returns of damaged purchases. Containers should be rigid and large enough to allow room for adequate cushioning material on all sides of the contents. Fragile articles should be wrapped separately. Each piece needs proper separation from each other and clearance from the corners and sides of the box. Impressive packaging will differentiate …
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