Comprehensive information on the types and uses of packaging in material handling and warehousing with an emphasis on reusable and eco packaging.

Pallet Survey: How pallet trends stack up

Posted 10/01 · 09:23 AM · MMH Editorial
Modern’s annual reader survey gives insight on pooling, customer compliance, used wood pallets and other trends, though price still rules as the top driver.

Print-and-apply evolves to meet demands of e-commerce

Posted 10/01 · 08:28 AM · MMH Editorial
For many parcel-shipping operations, automating label printing and application is no longer productive enough to keep up with e-commerce growth. Here’s a look at the latest developments in print-and-apply technology.

Packaging Systems: Sizing an opportunity

Posted 10/01 · 08:22 AM · MMH Editorial
End-users and solution providers prepare for dimensional pricing models to upend their packaging processes—or realize they have been preparing for it all along.

Protective packaging solution supports facility consolidation

Posted 10/01 · 08:14 AM · MMH Editorial
Throughput doubles in two years as the time to pack each order decreases.

New facility achieves compact footprint with automatic palletizers

Posted 10/01 · 08:12 AM · MMH Editorial
Five high-level palletizers integrated with case packer, stretch wrapper and pallet conveyor to storage.

Robotic palletizing system enables track and trace quality control

Posted 10/01 · 08:11 AM · MMH Editorial
New system design greatly reduces time spent tracking nonconforming product.

Packaging: The final frontier of supply chain optimization?

Posted 10/01 · 08:05 AM · MMH Editorial
Once locked neatly into its own silo, the continued momentum of e-commerce has turned the spotlight on packing processes and technologies as an increasingly fickle customer-base—both retail and B2B—has forced the hand of fulfillment operations to pick single-line, single-piece orders and ship smaller, more frequent deliveries.

Pack Expo: Product Preview

Posted 10/01 · 08:03 AM · MMH Editorial
Pack Expo International is scheduled to be held Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. PMMI, the owner and producer of the show, expects the events to draw a combined 2,000 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees to the more than 1.1 million net square feet of exhibits.

Packaging Corner: Maintain consistency with case marking

Posted 10/01 · 06:52 AM · MMH Editorial
Universal print controller helps manufacturers and packagers obtain a level of accuracy that can be critical for meeting stringent track-and-trace or other regulations.

Automated packaging systems cushion the impact of holiday peaks

Posted 10/01 · 05:58 AM · MMH Editorial
Right-sized carton system speeds throughput amid rapid growth of e-commerce orders.

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