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Medical Devices Warrant 4 Special Packaging Considerations

on January 12, 2018
Between strict regulations, product integrity, and the user’s experience, packaging for medical devices demands focused attention. With safety being of grave concern, packaging for these products are almost as important as the contents within.  Neglecting to follow certain steps in the planning process can cost a company money and customers....

Long Term Protective Packaging Solution that Spares You the Price Hike?

on January 9, 2018
The demand for protective packaging has been on the rise for everything from consumer products to industrial equipment and machinery. According to the Packaging World article, “Protective packaging market to see growth:” “One of the major trends emerging in the market, the report notes, is increased investment in R&D to...

How to Apply Discovery to Your Packaging Strategy

on January 8, 2018
A packaging strategy is not just about marketing or getting product out the door quickly. Your resources, systems, and objectives should support the goals of the origination as a whole. To ensure this, you need to evaluate your goals and objectives in a way that allows them to flow down...

Reduce Packaging Costs by Reducing Waste

on January 5, 2018
When we talk about solutions to everything from lumber shortages to warehouse costs, we often suggest using some sort of sustainable packaging. It’s a direct path to saving money and reducing your carbon footprint. But what do we really mean by that? Here are 5 ways you can reduce waste...

Packaging Evolving to Engage and Measure Consumers

on December 15, 2017
The 11/17 issue of Packworld includes an awe-inspiring recap of the amazingly creative ways companies are using packaging to connect with consumers emotionally and functionally.  The article summarizes presentations at Packaged. The 6th Global Summit. Among them are incredible ways that technology and creativity are changing the way consumers interact...

How to Model Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging

on December 6, 2017
Ten years ago, Amazon introduced frustration-free packaging. According to Amazon, it was “designed to reduce waste and delight customers with easy-to-open, 100% recyclable packaging.” If you’re not familiar with what this is, it’s why you haven’t had to deal with plastic bindings, wire ties, and clamshell casings when you order...

6 Signs You’re an Efficient Warehouse Manager

on November 22, 2017
The key to operating an efficient warehouse is having the right data to evaluate your processes. Without that, you won’t notice where inefficiencies lie. If you’re an efficient manager, you’re measuring with metrics and benchmarks. Here are six things that should be on your list: You conduct regularly-scheduled cycle counts....

4 extra Factors that Determine your True Packaging Costs

on November 10, 2017
Materials may seem like the most significant item on your packaging budget, but it really is only a hefty piece of a much bigger puzzle.  Your true packaging costs hinge on numerous other factors. If you’re interested in saving money in this area, you want to consider 4 more things...

Minimizing Surprise Costs and Export Violations in Global Supply Chain

on November 7, 2017
Global trade regulations are stringent, and enforcement of them is only getting stricter. If you violate one, it’s money out of your pocket in a number of ways, including fines, labor, and potentially an angry customer who didn’t get a shipment on time. As such, if your company has to...

Breakables on the Manufacturing Line: How to Handle Efficiently

on November 3, 2017
The tastes of today’s consumer have done more than just popularize ecommerce. It’s enforced an expectation that goods are available almost immediately. This has all manufacturers evaluating their processes for efficiency, but it’s even more important to a company that manufacturers any breakable parts. Adding mass and speed to a...