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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 ...
May 3, 2020
There are many advantages of just-in-time (JIT) inventory, which is why it is one of our most popular inventory management options. The bottom line with our JIT service is that it gives you more space, time and money to invest in your core business. What Is Just-in-Time Inventory? JIT is a management system designed to ...
March 30, 2020
Stretch film is the most popular, versatile and effective packaging material for unitizing palletized and unpalletized loads for shipment via LTL, FTL and rail. Stretch film rolls are made primarily from polyethylene resins specifically formulated to produce a film that is highly stretchable and yet also extremely strong. Here is a rundown on the most ...
March 25, 2020
Properly packaging a box helps prevent your item(s) from being damaged in shipment. To avoid product damage that strains customer relationships and forces you to process costly return and replacement orders, review these simple but important guidelines and techniques.  Select the Right Box Size: Ideally, the box should be big enough to contain your product ...
March 16, 2020
If you’re considering an automatic packaging machine for stretch wrapping, case sealing or some other part of your packaging operation, it’s important to consider all the pros and cons. Many companies believe that because manual packaging activities are comparatively slow, they should be automated whenever possible. While this is quite often the case, make sure ...
March 10, 2020
If you are new to online sales, it’s important to understand the differences between e-commerce packaging and packaging for shipments moving by truck or rail. When shipping directly to consumers, your secondary packaging materials must address these issues with extreme care. Key E-Commerce Packaging Issues Product protection. Packages shipped via USPS or parcel shippers are ...
March 5, 2020
What is the role of packaging? The importance of packaging should never be underestimated in B2B or B2C — but it often is, despite packaging being a $183.92 billion industry in the U.S. and estimated to reach $218.36 billion by 2025. The fact is, the purpose and importance of packaging materials and equipment is a ...
February 26, 2020
Every business looks for packaging savings. However, most companies concentrate on reducing the purchase price of their packaging products rather than looking for true packaging cost reduction. Buying inexpensive, inferior packaging materials may save money on the surface, but usually those modest savings evaporate because the company uses more packaging, experiences more product damage, and ...
February 19, 2020
What Is Stretch Film? Stretch film, or stretch wrap, is a cost-effective and reliable method of securing loads for LTL or FTL shipment. This article will help you understand what stretch film is made of, how it is used and its advantages for unitizing palletized and unpalletized loads. What Is Stretch Wrap Made of? Stretch ...
February 12, 2020
If you are in a small or midsize business, you may not have thought much about your brand identity, let alone your packaging brand identity. But branding is an important difference-maker for any size business — and it’s something GWC Packaging helps its customers improve on a daily basis.  What Is Branding? Branding is any ...