We've covered the benefits of returnable packaging in our Handling of Expendable Packaging vs. Returnable Packaging post. Citing that corrugated plastic is durable, reusable, and moisture resistant. We then went further and stated the benefits of returnable packaging also include a reduction in overall shipping costs, safer delivery, and fewer workplace injuries. So we have provided you with the benefits - but when does it make sense for you to convert to returnables if you are currently using expendables? When is the application the right one and is there a closed loop system in place? Will you receive your desired ROI when you convert? All of the previous questions come into play when your organization is in the process of making the decision to convert to returnable packaging. After all, we want what is best for you and if our product doesn't make sense for your application or logistical environment - then we'll help you understand what that means so…
What is Line Side Assembly? According to the dictionary, it is a series of workers and machines in a factory by which a succession of identical items are progressively assembled. Where does returnable packaging come in? It could be integrated throughout the entire process. All of our products can be utilized on an assembly line. Whether it's a kitting pack, steel rack, a container with a divider - the list can go on; returnable packaging helps facilitate efficiency, lessens waste, accommodates ergonomics, and can be custom fit for the facilities footprint. There are two parts to line side assembly in regard to returnable packaging. On one side, the returnable packaging is sent to the supplier so the pack can be filled with the part for assembly or it goes straight to the manufacturer to be filled.
Transit returnable packaging (shipping back and forth between different locations), is particularly suited to any closed logistics network. Meaning, as soon as a regular circuit between a shipment location and a delivery location is identified, returnable packaging enables a considerable reduction in expenditure and an improvement in short or medium-term profitability. This type of packaging can also be referred to as "over the road" packaging. Transporting products in returnable packaging anywhere from 1 mile to 2000+ miles. We are going to cover another type of packaging called work in process (WIP) packaging, this type is utilized internally. Moving parts within a facility from point A to point B. In this blog post, we will cover some important points regarding WIP and show you some examples of our packaging that customers like you are currently using for this type of application.
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