June 7, 2011

Packsize Lists Top 5 Reasons For Adopting Right-Sized Packaging On Demand

SALT LAKE CITY — June 7, 2011 — By adopting a lean centralized approach to packaging, many businesses see their green supply chain investments generate returns in terms of market success and cost performance. Such was the case with Big Bad Toy Store co-owner Dan Boblit, who six months ago had 60 to 80 box sizes in inventory when he heard about Packsize’s Right-sized Packaging on Demand® system, which according to Boblit, “sounded too good to pass up.”

Boblit’s worldwide online toy store operation replaced that box inventory with a Packsize machine and three sizes of corrugated to custom make each box for every order.

“By designing a production line around the Packsize machine, we increased product throughput to result in more orders completed with less labor, reduced product damage, and cut down on waste significantly,” said Boblit. “All around it was a very good decision for us.”

“Many customers find that implementing our system focuses attention on the process details, strips away wasted movement, and identifies and standardizes best practices,” said Packsize CEO Hanko Kiessner.

Among Packsize’s top five reasons for adopting technology-enabled box production are:

  1. Reduces customers’ consumption of packaging materials since using the smallest possible box eliminates the unnecessary use of standard box sizes and the requisite fillers.
  2. Provides for zero stock-outs and eliminates obsolete box inventory since any box is available anytime and can be made as needed.
  3. It takes less space to make boxes than to store boxes; as little as 100 square feet of floor space with a Packsize system.
  4. Even with the capital cost of the machinery factored into the corrugated price, Right-sized Packaging on Demand is an inexpensive way to supply boxes. Warehousing programs, just-in-time delivery, and vendor-managed inventory programs all add significant cost to the price per square foot of packaging.
  5. And, although a bit counterintuitive, the time required to make packaging on demand is less than the time required to find and move packaging purchased conventionally. Factor in the time to plan inventory levels, address stock-outs, and manage weekly visits by the vendor and the time savings are significant.

About Packsize
Packsize transforms how businesses and their customers experience packaging – from packing to unboxing. Since introducing Right-sized Packaging on Demand in 2002, Packsize has become a recognized supply chain and sustainable packaging industry leader in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. As a partner and trusted advisor, Packsize unlocks the hidden potential in its customers’ supply chain and creates custom packaging process flows that consider every step – from the warehouse floor to the customer’s hands. Packsize is reimagining packaging and accelerating the path to a more sustainable future. Follow Packsize on LinkedIn.


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