Packaging today may not be glamorous.
Our job as a packaging company is to provide products for the safety, security, and reliability of distributing your product to its rightful place. It may not be a glamorous industry, but what we do have makes up for it: data-driven technology, expert analysts and engineers, and quality materials as the standard.
There is certainly no end to packaging innovation year by year. We have seen an influx in the last decade of environmentally friendly materials and products for packaging. We’ve also seen a climb in the use of machinery for packaging, and the technology for packaging machinery keeps surpassing industry expectations. Businesses that once used manpower to pack and distribute goods are enjoying the efficiency of packaging machinery on a daily basis. People are working smarter, not harder, saving time, money, and manpower.
Additionally, packaging materials are now engineered for specific industry factors, uses, temperatures, and moisture levels, to name a few. Packaging engineering is an increasingly important part of a business’ success. Take for example a corrugated box that looks “basic” to the naked eye. Did you ever think what causes it not to crush when topped with heavy products in the truck? Packaging engineers are behind the blueprints that create a simple looking box with a lot of strength and durability.
Not your mother’s packaging.
Packaging is vital to businesses across all industries. From clothing and shoes, to food processing, to wine glass manufacturers, to auto parts warehouses and everything in between, packaging is a force that drives business.
You may think of Styrofoam peanuts and brown boxes, but in 2018, this is not your mother’s packaging. Packaging is everything from the way a product is boxed, to the way that box is secured, and what machines use to transport the products from stocking to distribution to drop ship. It’s the film that protects boxed product during bad weather conditions and faulty handling. It’s the (recycled) wooden pallets used to support cases of product, and the stocking programs that keep your stuff on site and ready for delivery. It’s the people with pan-industry knowledge that find the best materials for your specific needs, and can explain how. It’s the intricate web of supply chain channels that analyze and execute logistics plans.
Packaging today is intuitive, advanced, and business savvy.
The “Internet-of-Things,” or IoT, in the distribution centers has become a benchmark for the packaging industry. Distribution relies on real-time data, allowing companies to foresee needs before they become urgent. They also align stock based on purchasing and delivery trends by individual clients. Since packaging is more data-driven than ever before, technology has never been more important inside and outside distribution centers across the board. It is an advanced business in itself.