As demand for food, beverage, household and healthcare items increase, essential businesses are ramping up production and implementing eCommerce solutions for online retail. This becomes a greater challenge as manufacturers struggle with diminishing labor, and trying to maintain physical distancing between the workers they do have.
Manufacturers may define sustainability as a reduction in source materials used in their production processes and during the supply chain journey. Consumers may define it by only wanting recyclable materials in the products they buy.
When is the last time you really thought about in-transit product damage with your beverage loads? Chances are, unless you are directly involved in the shipping process of your product, the effects of such damage can go unnoticed.
A major cause of product damage is loads tipping over during transportation. Once a truck pulls out of your loading dock, what happens to your products is out of your control. Here are two things you can do to keep loads from tipping over.
No matter what kind of product you make, packaging and shipping are crucial steps with big impacts. You produced your product yourself and enthusiastically brought it to market, but how can you get it to your client in one piece? We’ve had years of experience packing and protecting—it is our goal to get your product from A to B without a scratch. Square packing is one of our best kept secrets...
Topics: Product Damage
Did you know that tissues, diaper, and other paper-based industries suffer about 230 million dollars in product damage during the shipping process globally? About 70 million dollars of that loss happens in the North American markets alone.
When was the last time you saw a cockroach crawling out from under your baseboard or fridge? Last month? Last year? It’s more likely you saw an image of one (or several) in a scary movie. We don’t usually see them. They’re invisible, hiding behind baseboards or under the fridge, waiting for us to go to sleep so they can come out. As much as we hate to admit it, they’re always around.
Topics: Product Damage
If you've never been in an earthquake you would be amazed at how much damage 30 seconds of vibration can do. Even relatively short and mild earthquakes can cause serious damage.
Identify the Key Issues
This picture is the story of a classic struggle - good intentions versus misdirected attention - that's all too common in the world of stretch wrapping. Companies see the film costs of stretch wrapping and are generally concerned with how to reduce that expense by a few percentage points. However, they fail to take into account how little it is actually saving them.
It only takes about $10 of stretch film to ship a typical truckload of pallets. However, 1/2%* of total shipments are damaged to the point of being unsalable on the way to their destinations, generating billions of dollars of losses a year.
1 Chance in 200 Isn’t a Good Bet
Imagine you’re a car dealer. You order hundreds of cars to your dealership, but every once in a while a brand new car just won’t start. You do the math and 1 out of every 200 cars doesn’t start, the car isn’t fixable and is a complete loss. Sure, you get to sell 199 cars but you have to take the loss of the 1 car.