Could you afford to lose 31.2 million working days? According to The Labor Force Survey, this figure illustrates the volume of unplanned worker absence due to non-fatal workplace injuries. Industry leader in apparel distribution, Ralawise, believes automation could be the solution.
In the end, not everything ends up where it should with an online shipment, and there is a lot of waste involved. It’s also a problem Amazon is aware of, and is seeking to rectify by pushing its vendors to use recyclable packaging materials certified under Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging program.
With beer being such an outwardly simple phenomenon, surely packaging it is pretty straightforward. As it turns out, it’s trickier than you might think. Here are the five most common mistakes we’ve observed — and on occasion, rectified.
Get back to basics and reach the customer before they dive into the papers in a product's packaging and toss them aside. Here are four tactics backed by data that you can use on the packaging directly around your product as well as on those shipping boxes your warehouse sends out to e-commerce shoppers.
Any trip to the supermarket reveals the latest trend in flexible packaging: stand-up pouches. Aisles are swelling with SUPs as big brands like M&M/Mars, Hershey, Kellogg’s and General Mills switch from lay-flat bags or bag-in-box to stand-up pouches.
Securing mock-ups, prototypes and sales samples shouldn’t be painful. Often expensive, time-consuming and frustrating, yet a necessary, valuable tool that delivers significant results when executed at the right time. Implementing a smarter packaging mock-up solution means getting the right mock-up and value for every phase of the new product development process.
The pharmaceutical industry’s understanding of serialization is maturing as companies slowly begin to recognize the added business value supply chain traceability can provide. Historically, the industry’s focus on serialization has been driven by the need to satisfy evolving regulations. However, companies are realizing that the benefits of traceability extend beyond compliance.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies you will find “The Latest Packaging Innovations Changing the Rules,” “The Future of Cannabis Packaging” and “OEE and a Multi-Metric Approach,” along with articles on beauty and alcohol social media influencers, batch vs. continuous and aseptic sterilization, challenger brands bridging ecommerce and retail, and a popular Michigan brewing company who has what it takes to tap into the community.