It's Damage...Duh!

Posted by Allison Myers

It's better to focus on reducing shipping damage than on reducing film cost.

Identify the Key Issues
This graphic is the story of a classic struggle - good intentions v. misdirected attention - that's all too common in the world of stretch wrapping.

It only takes $10 of stretch film to safely ship a typical truckload of pallets. Yet 1/2 percent* of total shipments are damaged on the way to their destinations, generating billions of dollars of losses a year.

Go After the Real Opportunity
More time and energy is spent on reducing film cost than on reducing damage. This is particularly unfortunate in light of the evidence that up to half of all shipping damage can be avoided simply by doing a better job of stretch wrapping.

So what's the bigger payoff? Saving a few percent on $10 of film or reducing the shipping damage from ineffective stretch wrapping by half of $250 (or 1/2 percent of your truckload's value)?

Talk about a no-brainer.

Start Now!

Fix the things that really make a difference. Take the first step by reducing your shipping damage through better stretch wrapping. After all, don't forget that preventing shipping damage is why you stretch wrap in the first place. 

*Based on the 2008 Joint Industries Unsalables Report: The Real Causes and Actionable Solutions. Copyright 2008 by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Deloitte Consulting LLC.

For more information on how to reduce shipping damage, contact us on our website or call us at (502) 815-9109.

Click here to read related blog: Damage Products Hurt Your Company's Bottom Line

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This post was published on July 24, 2014 and updated on July 20, 2015.

Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Product Damage, Stretch Film Cost

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