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Stretch Wrapping Double Check Helps Quality Control

Posted by Kelly Wathen on May 18, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Weighing stretch wrapped loads as a final check before shipping prevents underweght or overweight loads from ever reaching their destination.

When you print a pick list, you're shown exactly how much, for example, a pallet of wine bottles should weigh.

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The Free Stretch Wrapping Double Check

Posted by Kelly Wathen on May 4, 2016 11:55:04 AM

There are a few times in life when you can actually get two things for the price of one. Maybe you've bought a winter coat with an extra removable lining in it, or maybe there's a BOGO offer on some shirts.

You have the opportunity to get that same kind of bonus in stretch wrapping too.

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Topics: EZ Weigh, Pilferage/Security

Five Ways The Right Stretch Wrapper Can Drive Costs Down

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jul 29, 2015 11:51:30 AM

 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, EZ Weigh, Semi-automatic Pallet Wrapping, Labor Savings

Pallet Wrappers: Making Shipping Better, Simpler, Cheaper And Faster

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jul 17, 2015 2:32:00 PM

Pallet Wrappers: Making Shipping Better, Simpler, Cheaper and Fasterwork_smarter

 

You can have it all by making sure the pallet wrapper you buy has one important feature – an integrated scale. People often overlook this feature because they think of pallet wrapping and weighing as two separate tasks. A machine that multitasks by performing both at one time saves labor, time and money.

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Topics: EZ Weigh, Pilferage/Security

How Do You Turn Time Into Money?

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jul 1, 2015 1:43:00 PM

You save it…especially when it comes to labor costs.

People are expensive, but they’re worth it, as long as their time is spent in productive activities.  Stretch wrapping by hand, watching a load spin while it’s being wrapped, and climbing on and off a forklift to cut film or press “start” don’t qualify.  Neither does the time it takes to move a load from the wrapper to a freestanding platform scale.  All of that is time wasted and money lost.

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Topics: XT Cut & Clamp, Stretch Wrapping, EZ Weigh, Throughput, Operational Efficiency

A Plant Manager’s Guide to Stretch Wrap Equipment and Savings

Posted by Whitney Morris on Mar 4, 2015 4:36:00 PM

When searching for the perfect stretch wrapper, you’re likely faced with an overwhelming amount of machine choices. For a lot of people, it’s important to buy a high-quality machine. High quality means the machine is safe, easy-to-use and requires minimal maintenance. But people shouldn't forget about getting the most value out of a machine and the features that make it efficient. 

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Topics: Pallet-Grip, XT Cut & Clamp, Stretch Film, Stretch Wrapping, EZ Weigh, Labor Savings

3 Tips to Lower Freight Shipping Costs Before the Load Leaves the Dock

Posted by Whitney Morris on Feb 12, 2015 10:47:00 AM

The cost of labor continues to rise. This year, U.S. labor costs had its largest increase in more than five years.

Think about stretch wrapping, specifically the labor involved in hand wrapping a load. It’s a time-consuming process. Besides speed walking in circles around the load, the operator sometimes must get on and off the forklift.

You can actually avoid some of these tedious steps when you use a stretch wrapper with productivity enhancing features.

Here are three expert tips you can follow to cut cost with little effort:

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, EZ Weigh, Freight, Stretch Film Cost, Labor Savings

New Twist on the Missing Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Story

Posted by Whitney Morris on Nov 20, 2014 2:14:00 PM

It's been 13 months since Buffalo Trace Distillery reported  $26,000 worth of rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon missing to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department in Frankfort, Ky. 

Last week, new details emerged about the case. 

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Topics: EZ Weigh, Pilferage/Security, Bottles

3 Reasons Why You Should Weigh Your Pallet Before it Ships

Posted by Whitney Morris on Apr 2, 2014 4:06:00 PM

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 use it one more time at the end of the line. When you weigh loads as an easy byproduct of stretch wrapping, you’re adding another layer of protection – virtually for free.

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Topics: EZ Weigh

Stop This Hidden Profit Drain

Posted by Whitney Morris on Jan 29, 2014 10:18:00 AM

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Topics: EZ Weigh, Freight

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