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4 Signs It’s Time to Optimize Your Supply Chain 📈

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Mar 22, 2017

When’s the last time you analyzed your supply chain? Your supply chain may always be on your mind and you might be involved in it on a regular basis. But when is the last time you and your team committed time to review your supply chain’s performance, identify areas for improvement, and develop an action plan?

Obviously, your supply chain influences nearly every aspect of your business, from quality to turnaround times to profitability. An inefficient or poor-performing supply chain can impact your relationship with customers and even your ability to compete.

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Categories: Supply Chain

🔨 3 Reasons Why You Should Work With Industrial Packaging Engineers

Posted by Bill Morgan on Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Every successful industrial company understands the value of a skilled and experienced engineer. You probably employ engineers in a number of different capacities. You may have engineers involved in areas including product design, project management, and supply chain, to name a few.

But do you have engineers involved in your packaging process? There’s no doubt that packaging is an important piece of the puzzle. After all, whether you’re shipping products to customers or shipping parts to your own job sites, quality is the key to a successful outcome.

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Categories: Engineering Services

🔄 Rotable Packaging 101: The Best Solution You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Mar 6, 2017

For many industrial companies, there’s nothing quite as valuable as a regular, consistent, large-volume customer. Such a customer provides regular cash flow, predictable work, and a bit a of certainty in what can often be an uncertain business environment.

Repeat customers may form the foundation of your business. If so, every shipment you send to those customers should represent a fresh cash flow and increased profitability. However, what if you’re actually sacrificing profitability and suppressing your margins with those repeat shipments?

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Thermoforming from Start to Finish, Part 1: Prototyping & Tooling

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Feb 27, 2017

If you’re looking for a plastic packaging solution for your product, your search will likely eventually lead to thermoforming. Thermoforming is one of the most popular and most commonly used solutions for plastic packaging, primarily because of its flexibility, cost efficiency, and quick turnaround time. Thermoforming can be used to produce everything from blister packaging and clamshell packaging to vehicle components to plastic pallets.

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Categories: Thermoforming

4 Ways to Ensure the Quality of Your Industrial Product During Shipping

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Feb 20, 2017

In today’s competitive industrial market, high quality standards aren’t optional. Your customers expect consistently high quality in your products. If you don’t meet their expectations, you’ll probably find it difficult to retain their business and attract new customers.

For many industrial companies, the biggest challenge in ensuring quality arises after the product leaves their facility. You can control what happens in your building. You can develop a production process that maximizes quality and consistency.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Think You Need to Hire a Packaging Engineer? 🛠 Read This First

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Feb 6, 2017

You develop a high-quality product that fills an important need in your market. You implement a production process that delivers quick turnaround times and protects your margins. All the pieces are in place to have a high level of success.

All the pieces, that is, except your packaging. It may seem like a simple finishing step, but packaging has the potential to make or break your success. It can impact quality, costs, delivery times, and even your risk exposure. High-quality and efficiently-produced packaging can enhance your success. Poorly designed packaging can sink your chances.

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Categories: Engineering Services

🔗 How Can You Make the Most of Every Vendor in Your Supply Chain?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Growth is an omnipresent goal for every manufacturing or industrial business. Growth means more revenue which leads to improved cash flow which ultimately leads to increased capital to invest in expansion. Growth is your fuel for jobs, earnings, and opportunities.

Growth can also bring its fair share of complications, though. If you’ve experienced an upswing in business over the past several years, you probably understand those complexities all too well.

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Categories: Supply Chain

3 Innovative Ways to Solve Your Supply Chain Labor Shortage

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The verdict is in on the supply chain labor pool, and it’s not good. If you’re in leadership at a manufacturing or industrial company, you probably know the story well without even looking at the numbers. There simply isn’t enough skilled, talented, and qualified supply chain talent to meet demand.

According to Deloitte’s third annual supply chain study, published in 2015, only 38 percent of respondents from manufacturing

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Categories: Supply Chain

Why Great Suppliers Aren’t Always Great Packagers

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Out of the dozens, or possibly hundreds, of vendors you work with, you probably have a handful that rank as your favorites. You know who they are. They’re the ones that provide that unique part or material that helps you keep your biggest customer happy. Or they’re the ones who always get you large volume orders on time so you can meet a customer’s tight deadline.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Should Your Aviation Engineer Also Be Your Packaging Engineer?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Rocket scientist. Brain surgeon. We’ve all heard and used these jobs as examples of “genius” positions. Add aviation engineer to the mix. Aviation engineers have to know their stuff because very often, lives literally depend on the outcome. Planes have to meet rigorous safety and quality standards, which means the parts in those planes also must be carefully vetted. It’s up to aviation engineers to design those parts to meet rigid specifications.

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Categories: Engineering Services

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