One of the primary factors in determining your approach to packaging line automation is to take a look at your existing warehouse environment. Packaging environments differ based on many variables such as the type of business, warehouse layout, and the number and sizes of products to be shipped.
Climate change continues to bring a greater awareness of the effects of our supply chains on the environment. One major area of waste is in packaging, but what is sustainable packaging?
For many companies, meeting increased customer demand has been challenging. Labor, speed, and productivity issues are forcing facilities to consider automation as a way to streamline their packaging processes. However, determining when it’s time to automate can also prove to be challenging.
Packaging automation is the process of packaging a product without human assistance. It can be integrated into an existing production line or stand-alone, depending on packaging requirements.
It’s official: we are now entering peak shopping season for the year. And with the COVID-19 pandemic making everyone stay home, online shopping growth has gone wild. In May, E-commerce spending was up 77 percent year-over-year—a truly massive number. This “shipaggedden” coincides with another disturbing news report that has gotten buried in all the other not-so-great news we’ve had this year.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on retail sales has been dramatic, with more consumers shopping online than ever before. Online spending is projected to surge by 18% in 2020.
Corrugated cardboard is the most sustainable choice when it comes to packaging needs for manufacturers. Data shows that 96 percent of all corrugated product in the US was recovered annually for recycling, with the average corrugated box consisting of 50 percent recycled content.
A growing topic among sustainably-minded types, packaging has an effect on a company’s at-risk profit, customer satisfaction, and the environment. It now also carries plausible cause for concern. Below are three things to keep in mind when considering the type of packaging material you use in today’s world.
Within 48 hours, Kaas converted their furniture factory into a mask-making factory to take part in The Providence 100 Million Mask Challenge, a campaign offering kits of special medical-grade materials to Seattle-area volunteers who could use their own sewing machines to stitch masks for health care providers.
Hanko Kiessner, CEO of Packsize International, recently sat down with Russell Goodman, the Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.com, to discuss the importance of eco-friendly packaging and how it relates to a company’s overall sustainability efforts. This drive for right-sized packaging will also affect your bottom line.
Shoppers are starting to expect rapid one-day delivery from all of their online orders because some companies are more than happy to offer it for free. According to an April 2019 article from RetailDive.com, Amazon’s rapid shipping has forced fellow powerhouses Target and Walmart to contemplate the same. The result of this brinkmanship about “delivery promises” has “reset” consumer expectations.
Rumors of automation’s impending global takeover have been greatly exaggerated. While we agree that this topic has gained increasing attention over the past half-decade, it’s essential to understand what automation is really all about. Automated packaging systems leader Packsize was among the first to adopt these technologies—<a href="https://www.packsize.com/product/x-series/">especially in its X Series machines</a>.