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Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?

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t.alex
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Packaging Industry
t.alex   9/29/2014 11:45:18 PM
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Packing industry is huge and very in demanding. Companies should not think of making packages themselves, they just need to find a realiable source that meet their needs. It is not worth it to outsource to another country for packaging. For companies that have various needs it's best to purchase locally. 

HaileyMcK
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Re: Automation
HaileyMcK   9/19/2014 7:41:32 PM
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Thanks for weighing in Kxmcpherson. I've always thought that the sign of a great idea is that it sparks other great ideas that extend the first idea. Anything to maximize warehouse efficiency would be a great boon to the industry.

Kxmcpherson
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Re: Automation
Kxmcpherson   9/19/2014 6:35:03 AM
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Intriguing - see great possibilities by coupling this concept with cartonization routines in the warehouse management systems. With accurate weights/dims at the sku level one will know the weight/dim at the point of order entry, allowing the WMS to recommend the correct packaging materials, and then using work-flow functionality in the WMS you can route the order to the appropriate packaging station for on-demand creation. Very cool

HaileyMcK
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HaileyMcK   9/16/2014 6:56:04 PM
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Thanks for telling us more abou this trend. I think that this type of automation is likely to get more popular...The advantages are really clear.

anandvy
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Cost reducing packaging
anandvy   9/16/2014 1:53:53 PM
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We can otherwise use cost reducing ways to improve packaging system. The ideas involving shipping as many items as possible in one package makes sense, but that cannot happen if we are shipping fragile things like glass materials, electronics and metals together etc.



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