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November 2, 2020
Most people outside the packaging industry use the words “corrugated” and “cardboard” interchangeably. In reality, they are two different materials. In some cases, cardboard and corrugated can be used for similar packaging applications. For the most part, though, one or the other will be clearly the best choice. In this post, we will review the ...
October 7, 2020
Efficiency is the name of the game if you want to be successful shipping any type of goods. Whether your company handles food, fulfills e-commerce or provides third-party logistics for others, waste and delays are your biggest enemies. Although it’s crucial to eradicate any inefficiencies that might exist in your supply chain and processes, there’s ...
August 25, 2020
Packaging is important. Even though many people don’t think much about it, packaging can be the unsung hero — or unnoticed villain — of a business in terms of customer retention, new customer acquisition, quality control, operating costs, sales revenue and overall profitability. This is why product packaging strategy is essential for every business, whether ...
August 24, 2020
Four bad things can happen if you don’t understand UPS packaging standards, USPS regular shipping requirements, and other parcel/freight carrier guidelines: You may pay slightly more to ship items. You may pay a lot more to ship items. Your items are more likely to be damaged in transit. Your shipment may be refused when the ...
July 22, 2020
The definition of smart packaging is hard to capture in a nutshell since it is an umbrella term that applies to many different types of technologies and packaging materials.  One form of smart packaging is the integration of technology with packaging materials to enable the collection and sharing of data, giving people access to valuable ...
July 22, 2020
Protecting fragile items from damage in transit is easier said than done. Most people have experienced the disappointment of opening a box, only to find their glassware or ceramic bowl has been shattered to pieces. When breakage occurs in, say, a $100,000 shipment of glassware or ceramic bowls, not only will a massively expensive return ...
July 20, 2020
Vacuum packing is a process used in the food industry — and at home — to preserve certain types of foods and drinks. Vacuum packing systems run the gamut from simple, manually operated machines that can sit on a kitchen counter to high-speed, fully automated thermoforming devices integrated into high-volume food processing lines. Regardless of ...
June 30, 2020
GWC Packaging provides a range of automatic packaging machine options, including taping machines, stretch film equipment and other automated systems, that can offer manufacturers and distribution channels significant benefits. If your secondary packaging processes are primarily or completely manual, here are some ways that equipment might improve your operations.  Automated Packaging Benefits  Faster Throughput. Manual ...
May 28, 2020
The purpose of packaging is obvious: to ensure the contents of your shipment are undamaged and unspoiled during transport. However, the consequences of broken or rotten products are often underestimated. Unless swiftly addressed, these mistakes can create costly returns and reshipments, which irritate and inconvenience customers. Too many snafus also interrupt and add cost to ...
May 8, 2020
Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) is widely used in the packaging industry to help customers streamline operations and reduce costs associated with the procurement and storage of packaging materials. GWC Packaging has years of experience delivering vendor-managed inventory benefits to our customers. We highly recommend a VMI program if you haven’t yet looked into it. What Is ...