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You Landed a Military Supply Contract. Now What?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Dec 14, 2017

For many companies, a new military contract is a milestone event. Your first military contract can potentially revolutionize your business. It can generate ongoing, consistent business and cash flow. And more importantly, it gets you in the door with federal government, increasing the likelihood that you’ll win future business.

Of course, to fully leverage this opportunity, you have to meet the military’s strict contractor guidelines. There are a plenty of contractors ready and willing to take your place. If you aren’t meeting quality or delivery standards, you could be replaced.

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Categories: Military Packaging

How to Get Your Military Invoices Paid Through iRAPT formerly WAWF

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Dec 7, 2017


If you’ve earned a role as a military contractor , you know how important that contract can be for your business. A military contract can often mean consistent, long-term demand for your products. The cash flow could help you expand your business and reach new goals.

However, that cash flow doesn’t mean anything if your invoices go unpaid. As many military contractors have learned the hard way, getting an invoice paid by the Department of Defense (DoD) isn’t as simple as you might expect.

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Categories: Military Packaging

What New Military Vendors Need to Know About RFID Requirements

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Doing business with the U.S. military is unlike working with any other customer. The military operates on a tight schedule and with a rigid set of standards and expectations. There are Numerous suppliers and vendors who would love to work with the military, so if you don’t meet expectations, you could find yourself replaced.

One of the most difficult standards for many vendors is the RFID (radio frequency identification) requirement. Implemented in 2005, the military implemented RFID as a method to streamline their supply chain and bring greater efficiency to their operations. It’s a technology solution that allows the military to track incoming shipments.

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Categories: Military Packaging

Military QAR Rejections: How to Minimize Your Risk

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Nov 22, 2017

A contract as a military vendor can be a boon for any business. Military contracts often bring a heavy volume of work along with predictable cash flow. However, military business can often be complicated, and you may be expected to deliver on tight deadlines.

Even if you get your product produced, packaged, and shipped to the military destination on-time, you’re still not out of the woods. Before you get paid, your product and package may have to pass the Quality Assurance Review (QAR). This is the in-depth evaluation in which a military quality assurance representative checks your product against the military’s rigid quality standards.

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Categories: Military Packaging

How to Comply with Military Standard 2073

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A government contract can be a windfall for nearly any manufacturer. That’s especially true if it’s a contract for military parts or supplies. These types of contracts usually lead to consistent, high-volume work and regular, predictable cash flow, two things that can help your business grow.

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Categories: Military Packaging

Why Now is the Right Time to Make the Switch to Returnable Dunnage

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Cardboard. Shredded paper. Bubble wrap. Styrofoam peanuts. You probably know them as the excess materials you have to throw away every time you open a package. Dunnage is a necessary component in most packages. It protects the container contents from vibration, moisture, and other quality risks.

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Categories: Engineering Services

Process Map Your Machine Shop for Improved Quality and Margins

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Nov 2, 2017

Quality, speed, and cost-efficiency. Those are the three key ingredients in any successful machine shop. If your shop can deliver high-quality products on tight deadlines and with healthy margins, it’s likely to be an effective and successful operation.

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Categories: Engineering Services

How to Maximize ROI With Preventive Maintenance

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Oct 26, 2017

A packaging automation project comes with big investment, but it can also bring big returns. You may need to invest significant capital, time, and effort to implement your automated line. However, the payoff is reduced labor costs, improved quality and consistency, and higher margins.

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Categories: Engineering Services

Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Automating Your Packaging Process

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Since nearly the beginning of time, humans have used automation to drive increased productivity and results. The ancient Greeks implemented the first recorded instance of automation by using water to power clocks. Automation at scale came in the 18th century, with the introduction of automated windmills, looms, and mills. In 1785, the world saw its first fully automated production process in a flour mill.

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Categories: Contract Packaging

How to Choose an Industrial Packaging Engineering Firm

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

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Is it time to hire an industrial packaging engineering firm? That could be a wise decision. Rather than hire an in-house engineer, you may want to consider outsourcing that work to a packaging engineering firm. An engineering firm implements solutions across your entire packaging process. They can rebuild the package to improve quality or add more automation to the process to reduce cost. They implement custom strategies for your unique goals and needs.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging, Engineering Services

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