If you are a new or growing manufacturer, one of your biggest challenges as your business grows will be your case packing practices and equipment. While you may be able to start out with very little equipment and basic practices, these methods will not be sufficient as your business gains momentum. You will need to be able to adapt your practices to meet the challenges of packaging and meet the demand of your customers. Here are some of the challenges that people are coming across.
Sustainability is a pretty hot topic and has been for a few decades. With better technology and materials available, more and more customers are demanding sustainable or recyclable packaging for their orders. If you can meet this demand, it could give you an edge over your competitors. We offer eco friendly packaging equipment and materials to help you meet these demands in a cost effective way.
Automation and Manpower
There is a delicate balance between manpower and automation. If you don’t have a high production level, you shouldn’t go with full automation and high capacity. It might make sense to start with that so that you can grow into it, but you’ll be spending more money to operate more expensive equipment that does things you won’t even use, maybe not for several years.
On the other hand, appropriate equipment can reduce your reliance on manpower so that you can make your case packaging more efficient and uniform, as well as more cost effective. When you get partially automated case packing equipment, you will be able to fill in the gaps in the line with employees, but be paying fewer people than if you had manual case packing.
If you aren’t sure where that line is for you and your operation, we can help you assess your needs and produce solutions. Contact us today for additional information.