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Design->Purchasing->Work-In-Process->Warehousing->Shipping->Distribution-Retailer Getting Started When beginning the process of transitioning to reusable packaging, collaboration with one of Amatech’s experienced sales team will make for easy incorporation. First, start with an in-depth analyzation of the supply chain and proof of how the packaging will translate into measurable efficiencies. From there the design of you ideal package will come to light where a prototype will be able to see in use for further consideration and then finally the implantation of the reusable packaging program into your supply chain begins. Amatech is always looking for new ways to improve optimization, just like your company is and we will continue to check back with new innovative packaging that might apply to your company! Plastic reusable packaging safely and efficiently move products along different points of the supply chain to its ultimate destination. Supply chain executives cite operational efficiency as their top priority which can be achieved with organized, well-planned reusable, returnable packaging program. From the…
There are many different names for it – returnable, reusable, sustainable, etc. – but whatever you refer to it as, reusable packaging is simply a superior way to protect your products and eliminate costs all around the supply chain within your company. It has durability 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. Corrugated plastic has payoffs that cardboard just can’t beat: Tear resistant Easily takes 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 your packaging systems. Corrugated plastic can outperform traditional cardboard packaging. More cost effective on a cost-per-trip basis, studies have shown manufacturers…
Cardboard boxes were invented in 1890 by Robert Gair. Other key inventions in 1890 include the smoke detector, tabulating machine, and the Babcock test. While all of these inventions are still used today, they are almost unrecognizable from their 19th Century counterparts except for the cardboard box. Even though cardboard boxes were a staple for over 100 years, environmental issues of modern times are becoming more and more of a hot topic. Over 100 billion cardboard boxes are produced in the US every year. Factoring in that 1 tree will produce about 150 boxes, we’re looking at just over 660 million trees being cut down every year to support American commerce. In addition, even recycling boxes require half the time and energy required to make a brand new box, which makes recycling cardboard in bulk a time-consuming and inefficient band-aid on a more severe problem. The number is only expected to grow as online shopping continues to surge and e-commerce…
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