Manufacturing

Can Custom Packaging Save You Money?

In manufacturing, there are many tough decisions to make about efficiency. As consumers grow more accustomed to immediate gratification and attention to aesthetic detail, businesses constantly have to evaluate how to comply. With advancing technology, managers are never short on options. However, comparisons must be weighed heavily to determine...

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Breakables on the Manufacturing Line: How to Handle Efficiently

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...

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Packaging and intra company transports

Many companies manufacture products that require transport between company plants for the various manufacturing processes.   Many businesses have “centers of excellence” located in different parts of the world that specialize in a specific capability.   There could be a number of reasons for having different factories located in vastly different...

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Packaging and Agile Manufacturing

Most US manufacturers have implemented, or are in the process of implementing a continuous improvement program.    There are a number of successful and widely used programs to choose from and each program has lots of variations.   Lean Manufacturing, Just in Time, Theory of Constraints, Total Quality Management, Quick Response...

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Lean manufacturing and custom packaging solutions

One of the lean manufacturing exercises that many businesses do is called a “value stream analysis”.  Basically one reviews all activities of your manufacturing/order fulfillment process and ask the question: “What value does this operation add for the customer?”   If the operation doesn’t add any valued functionality, then that...

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US manufacturing continues to grow in 2014

Reading some of the latest headlines relating to US manufacturing: “American Factories Expand at Fastest Pace in Three Years” – Bloomberg, “U.S. Manufacturing Growth Heats Up in July” –Fox Business, “US Manufacturing Expands Again in July”-ABC news. According to news sources, manufacturing has expanded for 14 consecutive months.   Great news on the manufacturing...

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