DHL recently released “Rethinking Packaging,” an important report that identifies the trends driving change in packaging, how...
Problems with packagingThe window and door industries are very similar to the cabinetry industry we wrote about not too long ago. However, the processes for packing are often very different.Like cabinet manufacturers, window and door companies often deal with either completely custom-sized products or a very large number of SKUs. And just like cabinet manufacturers, this leaves these companies with two choices:
- Have box SKUs for all possible types of windows and doors. This is problematic for a number of reasons—many of which we’ve written about in <a title="How Does On Demand Packaging® Cut Your Inventory Costs?” href=”https://www.packsize.com/green/how-does-on-demand-packaging-cut-your-inventory-costs/”>the past. But I’ll sum it up quickly here: lots of box sizes leads to an inventory headache, and no matter how many you have, there will never be enough to fit every size your company makes. To learn more about this problem, read our white paper, “The Smallest Possible Box,” by clicking the link below:
- Try to limit box SKUs as much as possible. This is typically done by using boxes that are too big (which leads to damaged products), or by cutting the boxes by hand. This often causes workers to spend additional time assembling complicated packaging, and sometimes that extra labor may be dangerous for workers. After all, if you have workers manually cutting dozens of boxes everyday, it’s only a matter of time before one of your workers injures themselves.