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3 Services Your Military Packager Must Offer

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Mar 15, 2018

There are plenty of packaging companies that claim to be military experts. But how many of them are really qualified to meet your needs and help you maximize your military opportunity?

If you’re struggling with that question, you’re not alone. That’s the question many companies face after they become a military contractor. You probably have a packaging process in place, either through an in-house solution or via an outside contractor.

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Categories: Military Packaging

Do You Really Need an Industrial Plant Relocation Consultant?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Mar 8, 2018

As an industrial company, you’re used to managing big projects. Whether it’s manufacturing high-quality products for your customers or installing industrial components on job sites, project management is a critical factor in your success.

An industrial plant relocation, though, is its own kind of large-scale project. It can bring your business to a grinding halt and it can expose your products, inventory, and machinery to a wide range of risks. A plant relocation has many components and stages, and if any phase goes off track, it could threaten the project’s outcome.

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Categories: Plant Relocation, plant relocation consultant

3 Questions to Ask an Industrial Plant Relocation Company

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Mar 1, 2018

A move to a new facility is usually a milestone event for an industrial company. Your new plant may provide greater production capacity, allowing you to fulfill more orders and scale your business. It could give you more efficient access to labor, logistics partners, and shipping channels, helping you optimize your distribution and supply chains.

Of course, you have to get through the actual relocation before you can reap the benefits. The process of moving to a new plant can be a logistical nightmare for an industrial company. You have to package inventory and supplies and perhaps disassemble machinery. You have to transport everything to the new facility. And you have to do all this while continuing to fulfill orders for your customers.

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Categories: industrial plant relocation, industrial plant relocation companies

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Industrial Plant Relocation

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

You know from experience how easy it is for an industrial project to expand in size, schedule, and scope. Small overruns in time and cost can quickly snowball. Before you know it, your project is off-schedule and over budget. If the project is small, these issues may not have much impact. If it’s a large project, it could threaten your business’s stability and cash flow.

There may be no project larger in scope than an industrial plant relocation. You have to move every item in your building, including inventory, shelving, office furniture, machinery, and more, to a new building. And you have to do so with minimal damage or defects and little impact to your production schedule. It’s a difficult challenge.

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Categories: industrial plant relocation

Do These 4 Things Before Moving Your Industrial Plant

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Do your plans for 2018 include a move into a new industrial plant? The new facility may be a substantial development for your company. It may allow you to increase capacity or production capability. It may give you more efficient distribution options to customers. Perhaps the new facility comes with access to a larger and more skilled workforce.

However, even if the new facility is a sign of growth and expansion, there’s no doubt that the actual relocation could be challenging. You’ll have to relocate and possibly reassemble complex machinery. You may need to halt production for several days. You might even need to manage a team of contractors as they transport your equipment and inventory.

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Categories: moving your industrial plant

3 Tips to Ensure Quality in Your Military Packaging

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Feb 8, 2018

The dreaded quality assurance inspection. Any company that has worked as a military contractor knows the importance of the QA inspection. It’s the final hurdle you have to clear before your product is accepted by the military and your invoice is processed. In other words, it’s the last thing standing between you and cash flow.

The military conducts the quality assurance inspection within seven business days after you package your shipments. A military quality assurance representative (QAR) visits your facility to make sure your packaging is compliant with MIL-STD-2073, the military’s packaging guidelines. If you pass the inspection, your shipment is cleared for transport to its destination. If the QAR finds issues, you’ll have to resolve those problems before you can move forward.

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Categories: Military Packaging, military packaging quality

Avoid These 3 Mistakes With Your Military Packaging

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jan 25, 2018

As you likely know from experience, it’s not easy to win a military supply contract. There’s no shortage of companies that would love to do business with the military, as military contract often leads to consistent business and a steady cash flow.

However, winning the military contract is only half the battle. You also have to fulfill the military’s expectations and retain the contract. That’s not always easy. The military often has high standards and expectations. They can also easily turn to one of your competitors if they feel you aren’t meeting your contractual obligations.

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Categories: Military Packaging, military packaging mistakes

3 Questions to Ask Military Packaging Companies

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Looking to hire a packaging company to help you fulfill your new military contract? If so, you may want to think back on what the process was like when you were bidding as a potential military vendor. The military buying office probably wanted information on your products, your processes, your capabilities, and much more. How many questions did you have to answer about your business? How much data and information did you have to provide?

It might be helpful to adopt the military’s mindset in your search for a packaging partner. There are many packaging companies out there, and most say that they can help with military contracts. However, that doesn’t mean that every military packaging company is right for your needs and objectives.

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Categories: Military Packaging, military packaging companies

3 Signs You Need Military Packaging Support

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The good news is you won a military contract. The bad news is you have to fulfill that contract. Military contracts can be a blessing and a curse for manufacturers. On one hand, they bring a steady stream of demand and cash flow. That can be a boon for nearly any business.

On the other hand, the military might be the toughest customer you ever have. They have strict, specific quality standards. Their invoicing and contracting processes can be difficult to navigate. They may often be slow to get you the information you need, but then demand a fast turnaround time.

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Categories: Contract Packaging, Military Packaging

3 Tips to Comply with Military Packaging Requirements

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Your business depends on the quality of your product. To protect your product quality, you probably have a rigorous packaging process in place. Perhaps you and your team have developed the right types of containers, dunnage, protective materials, and other types of packaging to minimize risk and potential damage.

If you’ve recently won a military contract, however, you may find that your new customer has different ideas on how your products should be packaged. All military vendors must put their shipments through a quality assurance process. A military quality assurance representative (QAR) inspects your product and your packaging before the shipment is sent to its destination.

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Categories: Military Packaging

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