Distribution centers are a key component of the eCommerce supply chain. Much like a typical warehouse, they receive and store products from multiple manufacturers. But unlike a warehouse, distribution centers offer value-added services such as combining random products into one shipment – known as product mixing – and order fulfillment. Understanding the Packaging Challenges Faced […]
The recent, unprecedented growth in the eCommerce industry has brought to light many packaging challenges faced by the fulfillment and logistics industries on a worldwide scale. But in order to understand those challenges, you first have to know what makes these industries unique. eCommerce gives consumers a seemingly endless array of product choices with the […]
Case Study: Managing Operating Costs and Potential Labor Shortages in the Healthcare Product Industry
Adding the right automation helps reduce supply chain disruptions and also allows essential businesses to have control of their operating costs and potential labor shortages.
Manufacturing workers are expensive. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. manufacturers pay their employees a little over three times the national minimum wage. And other advanced economies pay their worker just as much or even more. To maximize the value of their people while on the clock, smart companies are now […]
Most stretch wrappers come with manuals on how to operate and trouble-shoot the machines. But they barely begin to cover what you need to know to create a safe-to-ship load.
You cherish your brand’s reputation. You would do (almost) anything to protect it. When it comes to quality control, you’re already using tried and true principles of check weighing during the upstream manufacturing process. But did you know you can extend a process, that’s already working so well, to another area? That’s right. You can […]
Square cases made by case erectors don’t just look better, they also can reduce shipping damage. Find out how.
A packaging equipment distributor came up with an ingenious way to safely demo Lantech machines.
When demand skyrockets, no one should have to choose between keeping their products safe or their people safe. The right equipment protects both.
On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we reflect on the importance of the entire narrative of sustainability, and offer suggestions to help your initiatives succeed.