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Is Your Cargo Safe Inside the Ship Hold? ⚠️

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

If you import parts, products, or materials from overseas, it’s likely your cargo will end up in a ship hold at some point in the supply chain. Cargo ships are commonly used for transporting goods from Asia and other international production sites to the United States. When your cargo is loaded onto a ship, it’s usually stored in the hold, the large storage space under the deck.

You would assume that a ship hold would be the safest possible location for your cargo. After all, most ship holds are ventilated and durable.
As soon as the cargo makes it onto the ship, it should be protected against most types of damage, right?

Not necessarily.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

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

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: Industrial 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: Industrial Packaging, Engineering Services, Supply Chain

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: Industrial Packaging

Embrace These 3 Alternatives to Generic Wood Crate Packaging

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Oct 31, 2016

As long as there has been industrial production in this country, there has been the wood crate. For decades, it has been viewed as a reliable, cost-effective, and relatively simply tool for packaging and transporting industrial products. In some cases, it may be the best solution.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

5 International Packing & Shipping Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

There was a time when the phrase “international company” was used to signify a business’s size and scope. Only the biggest, most advanced companies were deemed “international.” Those days are long gone. Today, we’re all international businesses in one form or another.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

Beyond Recycled Materials: How to Make More Sustainable Packaging

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Oct 5, 2016

The verdict is in: Your customers want responsible, sustainable packaging. For years, sustainability has been a hot topic in the packaging world, especially for B2C businesses. However, it hasn’t always been clear how much concerns about sustainability translate into actual buying decisions.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging, Contract Packaging, Engineering Services

3 Ways to Save Time, Money & Labor on Corrosive Protective Packaging

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Sep 7, 2016

You put time, energy, money, and other resources into developing and producing a high-quality product. It’s well-designed and it serves a major need in your market. You’ve implemented an efficient manufacturing process, and your customers are ordering the product in large quantities. Everything is right in the world.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

How Custom Packaging Helps Aviation Manufacturers Save Time & Money

Posted by Bill Morgan on Fri, Aug 19, 2016

In aviation manufacturing, the little things can easily become the big things. Yes, you’re producing a massive plane that may take months, or even a year or more, to complete. In an isolated case, a few wasted minutes may not make much impact.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging

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