April 26, 2023
How Northern Tool Cut Corrugate Spending 30% and Enhanced its Unboxing Experience
Northern Tool integrated its first Packsize machine approximately one year after making the decision to improve its packaging and shipping, and “we now have two Packsize machines in our two largest facilities, with one coming up [for deployment] in our third facility within the next six months,” said Shaun Bunch, SVP of Supply Chain Operations at Northern Tool.
“On an annualized basis, we’re seeing a 30% reduction in corrugate spend, a 35% increase in trailer cube and a 25% increase in productivity. There’s also been a reduction in product damaged through shipping, because the packaging is so snug, tight and customized.”