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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: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing

🔗 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: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing

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: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing

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: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing

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: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing, Aviation

Walmart wants it when? And how?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Jan 4, 2017

There’s nothing like the holiday shopping season to reinforce just how much influence and control big box retailers now have over your packaging and distribution process. If stores like Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, and other retailers are a part of your distribution strategy, you probably feel their influence on a daily basis.

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Categories: Retail packaging

Packaging Technology Step-by-Step: How to Optimize Your Entire Process

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The holiday season is here, which means it’s also the time of year to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, you’ve probably seen firsthand how technology has changed the holiday season. There was a time when a kid’s holiday list was filled with the most popular toys. Now those lists are filled with tablets, smart apparel, and even virtual reality headsets.

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Categories: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing

The Top 3 Industrial Warehouse Problems and Solutions

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Dec 7, 2016

What if you could focus your attention on one area of your facility and positively impact nearly every important metric in your business? From efficiency to schedule to margins and cash flow, making a few simple changes in one functional location could lead to significant positive outcomes.

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Categories: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing

Reduce Your Industrial Packaging Labor Costs with These 3 Strategies

Posted by Bill Morgan on Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Very soon, we’ll all be flipping the calendar to 2017. Hard to believe it’s here already, isn’t it? If you’re like many manufacturers or other industrial companies, you’re probably looking ahead to the new year and developing strategies to be more productive and profitable.

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Categories: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing

How Thermoform Solves the Plastic Parts Challenge for Electric Cars

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

The rise of the electric car in recent years has been cause for celebration for many different groups. Those concerned with sustainability and the environmental impact of fossil fuel use obviously love the growing popularity of electric vehicles (EV). Innovators and changemakers in the automotive world are also happy to see the industry evolve.

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Categories: Insider, Industrial packaging, Manufacturing

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