Packaging

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

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By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
In less than two years, the semi-automatic machine has led to a return on investment, as labor costs have diminished by nearly 50%.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
Robotic palletizing improves healthcare manufacturer’s efficiency and ergonomics as its production volumes rise.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2016
The system has increased throughput by 12%, while also reducing dimensional weight shipping costs by 66%.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2016
As a result of the program, the manufacturer has reduced corrugated box usage and lineside space considerably.
By Josh Bond · October 7, 2016
Because you can’t manage what you don’t measure, dimensioning hardware and software solutions are working to provide more precise data than ever plus the logic to optimize it.
By Mike Levans · October 6, 2016
A wise supply chain consultant told me more than five years ago that “packaging was the final frontier of supply chain optimization.”
By Josh Bond · October 6, 2016
A new system to capture item dimensions nets optimized shipments
By MMH Staff · October 6, 2016
At the completion of exhibitor booth selection, Pack Expo Las Vegas is up 10 percent with nearly 700,000 nsf sold and Healthcare Packaging Expo is up 20 percent, compared to this same number of weeks out in 2015.
By MMH Staff · October 4, 2016
Company recognized by the Reusable Packaging Association for holistic approach to safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of refrigerated pharmaceuticals.
By MMH Staff · September 29, 2016
New container processing service center to address growing demand for container pooling solutions in the Midwest.
By MMH Staff · September 29, 2016
The peer-reviewed awards recognize facilities for projects or programs that improve sustainability efforts in food, beverage or consumer product manufacturing operations, focusing on pollution prevention, compliance assurance and environmental protection.
By MMH Staff · September 29, 2016
Pacific Packaging, founded in 1962, provides high-speed rotary filling and capping equipment for a wide range of applications and leading manufacturers in nearly 40 countries
By MMH Staff · September 28, 2016
The agreement will allow RM2 to scale production more efficiently to market demand.
By MMH Staff · September 28, 2016
According to the report, fresh fruit and vegetable processors and small food companies are expected to have the most difficulty with compliance.
WHITE PAPER
By MMH Staff · September 20, 2016
"The Pain of Packing in an E-Commerce World"

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