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3 Ways a Kaizen Approach Can Improve Your Industrial Packaging

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

In manufacturing and on production floors around the world, Lean and Kaizen practices have become commonplace.  We have found that it doesn’t stop at the end of a production line or assembly process.  In fact, it’s critical to consider the value that can be found in your packaging and preparation for it’s most critical trip – to the end user. 

When it comes to export and industrial packaging, the word “lean” is often used to describe objectives. Many companies want lean packaging processes that reduce waste and boost margins. Others may literally want lean packaging that uses few materials, meets sustainability goals and provides critical protection. 

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

How to Choose an Industrial Packaging Engineering Firm

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

(Pictured: Tough Packs Solved: Custom Packaging a 350 Ton Steam Power Generator)

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

📦 How Much Does Custom Packaging Really Cost?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

How much does it cost?

For most of us, it’s the first question we ask every time we make a purchasing decision. Even in the most basic buying situations, like shopping for groceries, our eyes naturally drift to the price tag before we grab an item off the shelf. In other instances, like shopping for homes or cars, the cost isn’t as straightforward, but it’s one of our first questions.

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Categories: Contract Packaging, Industrial Packaging

Tough Packs Solved: Helping a Power Company Solve a Quality Dilemma ⚡️

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Most manufacturers and industrial companies are familiar with the quality issues that can arise from importing products and parts from overseas facilities. But what about the challenges that come with exporting your industrial components to a developing country?

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Deufol Expands With Acquisition of 3 Bentley World Packaging Locations

Posted by Bill Morgan on Fri, Aug 11, 2017

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Plastic, Metal, or Wood Packaging: Which Material is Right for Your Package? 🏆

Posted by Bill Morgan on Tue, Aug 1, 2017

You’ve designed a product, shown it to customers, and lined up orders. You’ve designed your manufacturing process and are ready to start producing a high-quality product. You’ve hit your dates and schedules and reached all your objectives. Wouldn’t it be a shame to have done all that work and then see your product damaged while it’s shipped to its destination?

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

⏰ 💲 🛠 How Build-and-Release Packaging Can Save You Time, Money, & Resources

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Anyone in the manufacturing or industrial space understands the benefits of implementing a lean inventory or just-in-time inventory system. Just-in-time inventory keeps your shelves clear, allowing you to better use your facility space. It can also have a positive impact on your cash flow, as you don’t have to pay for inventory until you actually need it.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

☑ What Certifications Should a Wood Packaging Company Have?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Manufacturing and industrial companies have a broad range of options when it comes to packaging materials. From metal to plastic and more, many packagers can create a custom solution to meet almost any need. Still, though, for many companies, the traditional wood crate is still the most effective packaging solution.

While a wood crate may seem like a simple product, it often requires a high degree of engineering and efficiency.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Why You Should Carry Supplemental Umbrella Insurance on Your Cargo

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, May 15, 2017

It’s the news no company wants to get about their cargo. The products arrived damaged at their destination. You may have to reroute products from your warehouses to make up for the loss. Or you may have to reproduce the entire order. Either way, the issue is going to be costly.

Your immediate concern may be to correct the issue and get new product to your customer. After that, though, you’ll likely want to find out where the damage happened and how it occurred. Then you’ll probably want to identify the liable party and pursue any possible damages.

Your cash flow isn’t interrupted and your
working capital doesn’t take a hit.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Your Vendor Shipments are Arriving Out of Sequence. What’s the Solution?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, May 4, 2017

Mike Tyson isn't known for his business wisdom. However, he could have easily been talking about industrial projects when he said of one of his opponents, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."

Even the best-laid plans for industrial projects are meaningless if the plan isn't executed properly. You may have even seen this firsthand. You spend months, maybe even years, developing a plan for your project. And then, as soon as it is time to execute the plan, something goes awry. It can be frustrating, but effectively managing surprises is one of the keys to a successful outcome.

Vendors don't always operate on your schedule, though. A vendor providing materials for a later phase task may send the shipment as soon as it's ready, much earlier than you needed.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging, Supply Chain

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