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The fourth industrial revolution—better known as Industry 4.0—that we're currently experiencing is marked by digital transformation and technological advancements for increased efficiency. Included in the changes of this new industry is the enhancement of the supply chain. After all, the supply chain plays a crucial role in the manufacturing and service industries. A study from the University of Windsor emphasizes the importance of supply chain resilience to keep up with the changing economy. One vital change is the growing demand for sustainable packaging due to rising environmental concerns. Smarter supply chains are currently being developed to meet this development.
There are many different names for it – returnable, reusable, sustainable, etc. – but however you refer to it, reusable packaging is a superior way to protect your products and eliminate costs all around the supply chain within your company. It's durable and will last longer than cardboard. Depending on the care and use, customers can expect 100+ uses out of a reusable container. These sustainable shipping options come in the form of trays, containers, pallets, cases, and more. Characteristics of Corrugated Plastic: Tear resistant Easily takes the place of cardboard expendable packaging Easy to score, fold, drill, and stitch Fits right where cardboard containers have been used Resilient to impact and breakage Comes in a variety of in-stock colors Corrugated plastic serves as a middle ground between cardboard and wood in packaging systems. Corrugated plastic outperforms traditional cardboard packaging. More cost-effective on a cost-per-trip basis, studies have shown manufacturers can save up to 70% in costs when converting from…
What is Returnable Packaging? In this post, we will continue to help answer that question. Below you will find terms for machinery and services offered in the reusable packaging world with links to more in-depth descriptions/explanations/examples.
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