Resources

Using Foam to Protect Your Packaging

More foam isn’t always the answer to protecting your product during shipping and handling.  We commonly hear the question or suggestion…”let’s use more foam”.  The best approach is based upon a review of the product fragility, the amount of foam and the density of the foam.  A good example...

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Lean Manufacturing and Packaging

What does packaging and crating have to do with lean manufacturing?  To answer that question one first must consider what lean manufacturing is.   There are many tools that tend to fall under the umbrella of lean manufacturing such as 5-S work place organization, total productive maintenance, statistical process control, ...

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Are Your Packages Being Mishandled?

You have probably heard about FED EX and UPS employees getting caught on camera mishandling packages.   We have provided 2 You Tube videos below for your entertainment.  I think you can see that “mishandling” is an understatement. http://youtu.be/qGCdOmykOOg http://youtu.be/Z1mhz1-biEY  The FED EX driver was tossing packages from inside the truck to the...

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Environmental Packaging Guidelines

An updated reference published by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), Naperville, Ill., describes tools to develop and manage a successful sustainable packaging program. Completely updated by Rebecca L. Oesterle, immediate past chairperson of IoPP's Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee, the 167-page book includes several new chapters. An in-depth case study...

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IPPC Compliant Materials

Packnet still discovers even today some new opportunities for manufacturers and shippers that are unknowingly exporting non compliant IPPC approved heat treated lumber materials.  The IPPC auditing program has been in  existence for 8 years and there still are companies that ship non conforming product unknowingly.  This includes shipments...

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