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🏗 Your Guide to Planning a Successful Plant Relocation

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Are you relocating to a new facility? There are few things more stressful, costly, and time-consuming in the industrial world than plan relocation. While the new facility may offer more space, greater capacity, and perhaps increased efficiency, the process of moving into that facility could pose any number of risks. Your production could be disrupted. Equipment or inventory could be damaged. Costs could run over projections.

It doesn’t have to be this way. As is the case with most projects, the key to a successful relocation lies in the planning. You probably have documentation for every process in your facility, from product design to production to distribution and more. Your relocation should be no different.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Thermoforming Part 2: Producing, Packaging, & Shipping Your New Forms 📦

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Thermoforming is a popular and effective strategy for any company that needs to produce plastic packaging or plastic component parts. Despite its popularity, though, there are still many manufacturers and industrial companies that don’t fully understand thermoforming’s benefits and exactly how it works. In this two-part blog series, we remove some of the mystery surrounding thermoform strategies.

In Part 1, we talked about the initial phases of any thermoform strategy: prototyping and tooling. Because thermoform packages and parts can be built to your custom specifications, it’s critical to get the planning stages right. Every thermoform supplier’s process may vary.

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Categories: Thermoforming

📊 How Well Did Your Last Retail Display Perform?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Apr 6, 2017

The promo display is a hot-ticket item for any consumer company that sells to big-box retailers. Whether it’s an end cap, a standalone island, or popup display in the aisle, a promo display can help you gain share, win new buyers, and boost sales.

Major retailers understand the value of unique promo displays, which is why they let their vendors compete for the limited space available. Promo displays may be an important part of your distribution and marketing strategy, but they can also be costly. You may have to offer substantial discounts to the retailer or even pay outright for the space.

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Categories: Contract Packaging

🕑 4 Ways to Deliver Your Industrial Product On-Time, Every Time

Posted by Bill Morgan on Tue, Mar 28, 2017

It’s happened again. You’ve missed a customer’s deadline. Maybe it was close and you only missed it by a day. Or perhaps it was off by a week or more. Either way, you weren’t able to meet customer expectations, and that could be a big problem.

Your customers may be forgiving if you miss a deadline here or there. However, in a highly competitive industrial environment, many customers will quickly lose trust in you if you repeatedly miss deadlines.

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Categories: Supply Chain

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

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