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

Protective packaging roundup
Here are four great new ideas for getting the most out of protective packaging. Be sure to read all the way through—Walmart doesn’t often lend its name to someone else’s product.

Automated packaging lets opportunity flower
FloraCraft’s implementation of robotic, automated end-of-line packaging solutions gave it the throughput and cost efficiencies it needed to capitalize on growth opportunities.

Sealed Air announces new corporate brand, SEE
Brand reflects SEE's evolution from product-driven company to a market-focused company powered by automation, digital and sustainable packaging solutions

EAM-Mosca announces Christian Wiethuechter as president and CEO
EAM-Mosca, a maker of automatic strapping equipment, names experienced leader

Reusable Packaging Association launches 2023 State of the Reusable Packaging Industry survey
Anonymous insights from reusable packaging users, manufacturers, poolers, suppliers, and service providers will inform RPA’s 2nd State of the Reusable Packaging Industry Report

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 registration open
Show will be largest in its history and this year's most comprehensive packaging & processing show in North America

Packsize, Walmart collaborate on packaging solution for e-commerce fulfillment
Packsize (Booth S3547) has unveiled a new machine designed to build on-demand, right-sized boxes exclusively for Walmart, with the goal of faster shipping, less waste and a better overall unboxing experience.

ORBIS showcases sustainable, integrated products and solutions
ORBIS (Booth S4104) will showcase reusable pallets, bulk containers and totes and more designed for automated warehouses at ProMat 2023.

Toshiba collaborates with Panther & Premier
Toshiba America Business Solutions (Booth S456) and Panther and Premier Print & Services Group, Inc. (Premier; Booth S3803) are showing printing innovation that's simplifying everyday packaging applications.

Entries sought for 2023 Excellence in Reusable Packaging awards
Reusable Packaging Association's 12th annual awards submissions due May 1. The awards honor primary (end) users and suppliers who have made recognizable strides and impacts in one of three categories: a Reusable Packaging System, Design Innovation, or Product Technology.

Enabling the circular economy
With the focus turning to sustainability, one ITAD company is taking steps to step up its recycling and reporting efforts.

Who wants to pay for a palletizer upfront?
The alternative is a robots-as-a-service system that replaces capex with a lease and guaranteed performance levels. Might be worth reading on.

60 Seconds with Michael Field, CEO of Raymond Corporation
Modern sat down with Michael Field, President and CEO of Raymond Corporation to discuss the pallet industry.

ORBIS announces leadership changes
Long-time President Bill Ash to retire effective March 31; Norm Kukuk named president

Reusable Packaging Association elects new board of directors
After serving his term as chairman of the board, Ben Stoller, CEO of Paxxal, has passed the torch to 2022 Vice Chairman Kevin Mazula, CEO of RM2.

Hannah Kain talks ESG on the Talking Supply Chain Podcast
Listen in as ALOM's CEO Hannah Kain explains why her organization is investing in sustainability and diversity. Bob Trebilcock hosts.

Interested in right sizing cartons for good?
It’s worth at least a few minutes to go down the rabbit hole of efficient cartonization. Besides lower packaging and shipping costs, right sizing cartons is a valuable sustainable practice.

Are your sourcing strategies ready for what comes next on The Rebound Podcast
Listen in as Skyler Covington discusses the sourcing strategies making a difference at Sonoco Products.

RPA opens call for entries on its reusable packaging award
11th annual awards, with submissions due June 15, include three categories for B2B reusable transport packaging achievement

Materials Handling Salary Survey 2021: Amid challenges satisfaction stays strong
Our annual salary survey for materials handling professionals asks about issues including pay, staffing trends, stress levels and job satisfaction. Even with pandemic disruption and robust e-commerce growth posing constant challenges, compensation and satisfaction stayed strong.

May 2023 Modern Materials Handling

An iconic American brand is partnering with DHL Supply Chain to build out a network to meet soaring demand. It’s also turning to flexible automation to optimize operations.

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