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It’s a headache scenario anyone in the packaging industry can identify with: the truck trailer door opens and the scene that unfolds is one of utter disarray. The transport journey was filled with hills, bumps, twists, and turns and as a result, the contents of every pallet are either scattered across the floor or worse—seemingly secure but ready to dislodge at any moment. It’s a scenario that can lead to thousands of dollars in damage and place the safety of workers at risk.
It is easy to think that there is really no wrong way to work with stretch film, but it is not true. Mishandling the way you use stretch film can actually have some very costly consequences. From your product going bad long before its time to broken batches, you actually have to get it right to make sure your product is properly secured and stored. That is why we thought we should let you in on a few pieces of advice that are not only bad, they are potentially costly.
The concept of employee safety is a vital element in the success of any organization. According to safety professionals, risky behavior, inadequate safety training, long working hours, stress, and unsafe environments such as wet floors or hazardous equipment play a far more significant role in workplace related accidents and injuries. This means that factors such as occupational safety, health and ergonomics must be given due consideration. It is therefore your responsibility as an employer to maintain a safe and healthy working environment.
At the beginning of each accounting period, you have to determine the beginning inventory. This serves several purposes, including inventory control, determining discrepancies with expected inventory, and providing a dollar amount for the company’s inventory. It is an essential function of accounting for industries that are required to keep an inventory, even if that inventory is only used internally. The beginning inventory is calculated based on an established formula:
To begin with, logistics is simply the efficient management of the flow of products including storage in a supply chain. Outbound logistics refers to the processes involved in the movement and storage of products and how related information flows from the end of the production line to the firm’s customer.
Often confused with shrink-wrap, stretch film, or stretch wrap is a high elongation, polyethylene based film made from linear low-density polyethylene resins. Due to its elastic recovery capabilities, excellent adhesion and puncture resistance, stretch film is commonly used in packaging industries to unitize small individual items into large unit loads (pallets) as well as protect products during storage and shipment.
There are apps for just about everything now. While some apps make no sense and others are only marginally helpful, there are some that you might not realize you need until you find yourself looking at a task with no idea what you need. When it comes to making sure you have your products properly packaged, guess what, there's an app for that! These three apps were designed just for helping you get the right packaging film for your current needs.
In business, an inventory control system is a system that integrates all aspects of administering a company’s inventories including shipping, purchasing, receiving, warehouse storage, turnover, tracking, and re-ordering. These systems often differ based on the type of business being run. From stretch film packaging to warehouses to manufacturing, and even small businesses, inventory control systems are unique tools that help you measure and balance your operations.
Establishing a proper equipment maintenance program can be very important. Without a proper protocol to keep a stretch wrap machine (or any sort of machine for that matter) in perfect function, it can be very challenging to run a stable, consistent business. Certainly, having regular checkups and tests is a smart idea, however, it is far better to have an established checklist and specific protocol for which to diagnose and solve problems which can arise when a piece of machinery is being used constantly. OSHA dictates that without regular maintenance of all machinery, the work environment is considered hazardous and dangerous.