Allison Myers

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3 Keys to Effective Stretch Wrapping

Posted by Allison Myers

Stretch wrapping pallet loads has a number of benefits, but most of the benefits of stretch wrapping are ancillary to the driving reason behind most stretch wrapping efforts:

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Film Cable vs. Film Rope - Load Securing with a Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Allison Myers

The pallet loads we rely on to move products from one location to another are made up of a load that has been stretch wrapped to the pallet it is resting on. The stretch wrap securing the load to the pallet.

In fact, one of the most important reasons to stretch wrap is load securing. Stretch wrapping a load gives it a measure of security and safety from the often-chaotic journey it will take from manufacturer to final destination. However, millions of loads slide off their pallets during shipment every year. These loads fail because the very way that we move pallets (within warehouses, onto transportation, etc.) can undermine the safety and security stretch wrap adds.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

The Hidden Costs of Hand Wrapping Pallets

Posted by Allison Myers

As early as the 1970s, a large segment of American industry realized the benefits of pallet unitization. By making one big pallet load out of many smaller goods productivity dramatically improved and the chances for shipping damage were reduced. It didn’t take long for unitizing loads of goods on pallets with stretch wrapping to become the most widely used material handling method for shipping products.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Pallet Management, Leasing, & Operations

Posted by Allison Myers

Getting product out the door

Our booth at PackExpo featured quotes from a number of customers. A couple of my favorites were:

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Topics: Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Automatic Pallet Wrapping

3 Things to Do Now That You Will Be Thankful For Next Year

Posted by Allison Myers

We know that most of our readers will be spending Thursday with friends and family, enjoying the season, and giving thanks. We wanted to take this time to say thank you. Thank you for reading our blog and helping us be successful.

We want to make sure that you’re successful too. So, here are three things you can do before the end of 2016 that you will be thankful for this time next year!

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Can I Use a Pallet Jack with an Automatic Pallet Wrapper?

Posted by Allison Myers

Let the application dictate the machine

In a recent article Decoding the Terminology of Stretch Wrappers, we explored the difference between automatic and semi-automatic wrapping. Our industry's traditional terminology tends to reinforce the perception of a stark differentiation between two very different solutions - and that can discourage some creative approaches to application requirements.

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Topics: Automatic Pallet Wrapping

Reducing Shipping Damage in the Supply Chain

Posted by Allison Myers

We read a great article in Packaging Digest titled "Mitigating Packaging Damage in the Supply Chain" and wanted to thank them for talking a bit about our biggest passion - using stretch wrapping technology to make sure your pallet load gets to the right place in the right condition with a minimum of shipping damage.

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Topics: Product Damage

Securing Pallet Loads: Stop the Slide

Posted by Allison Myers

Millions of loads slide off their pallets during shipment each year, resulting in billions of dollars of damage and waste. These loads start their shipment journeys by being stretch wrapped, a process that's supposed to prevent this problem.

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Topics: Pallet-Grip

When Should I Consider Upgrading My Semiautomatic Stretch Wrapper to a Stand-Alone Automatic?

Posted by Allison Myers

More than just throughput

Why does it sometimes make sense to use an automatic wrapper even if the application isn't high speed? 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Automatic Pallet Wrapping

Marketing, Merchandising & Sustainability - The Role of Stretch Wrapping Beyond Material Handling & Packaging

Posted by Allison Myers

The way it's always been

Most people think of stretch wrapping as a packaging and/or material handling function. Why? Mostly because that's just the way it's always been.

Of course, the equipment often falls in the production and distribution work flow at the intersection of those functions, and therefore it's a natural inclination.

There's a problem with that, however, one that's abundantly clear when you cruise down the aisles in a retail store.

The role of packaging

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Sustainability

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