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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New version of pallet and unit load design software now includes block pallet design and analysis

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.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:23 AM
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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.

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.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:22 AM
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Throughput doubles in two years as the time to pack each order decreases.

Five high-level palletizers integrated with case packer, stretch wrapper and pallet conveyor to storage.

New system design greatly reduces time spent tracking nonconforming product.

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.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:05 AM
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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.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:03 AM
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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.


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