10 Strategies For a Killer Sustainability Plan

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Finding the right sustainability plan can be difficult, especially with so many different ideas of what works and what doesn’t. Whether you work with goods that require stretch wrap to move, services that are managed online, a non-profit business, or something in between - there are some universal strategies to making your business sustainable.

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Tags: packaging sustainability, stretch film sustainability, warehouse sustainability, sustainability plan

How to Evaluate Customer Service in the Packaging Industry

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, Apr 20, 2015


In today’s competitive business environment, the superiority of your customer service is a progressively vital factor towards nurturing positive customer loyalty. In the packaging industry, efficient customer service is an essential step to ensuring reliability and excellence in all of your company’s operations such as knowing the kind of stretch wrap the client wants.

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Tags: shrink film customer service, stretch film customer service, stretch wrap customer service, customer service, Paragon Films customers

How To Set Up An Inventory Control System

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

An effective inventory control, or otherwise known as stock control, is an integral part of any packaging or manufacturing operation. The prime purpose of an inventory control system is to track huge quantities of merchandise being stored in the warehouse.

In stretch film packaging, unitizing products facilitates inventory control given that large unitized loads, as opposed to small loads can be categorized, counted, and managed with ease. Stretch films are designed to counter specific packaging requirements that more general-purpose packaging solutions cannot provide including warehouse color-coding and dating inventory.

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Tags: warehouse managment, plastic wrap inventory, warehouse inventory, stretch film inventory

What Can Paragon's New Distributor Login Do For Me?

Posted by Darla Phillips on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Over the last year and half Paragon Films, Inc. has taken huge steps in making upgrades to benefit our customers and stream line our processes internally. What this means for you as a customer is that you now have more access to your orders, returns, and pricing with us via Customer Portal (aka Distributor Online).  This all takes place in a familiar, user-friendly space created by Microsoft.

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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics AX, Customer Portal, Paragon Films customers, Distributor Login

How to Optimize Freight Costs

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Shipping products can be something of a nightmare. It requires large amounts of organization, waiting, and costs that can be hard to drive down at times. There are many techniques and ways of operating that can cut down on this cost, both monetary and chronological. Outside of rather obvious solutions, such as setting up protocols and systems to keep things organized and smooth, there are some smart, economical solutions to the problem that freight shipping can present.

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Tags: freight costs, shipping stretch film, shipping procedures

The Ultimate Guide To Distributor Sales

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Working with distributors can be very challenging, but with the right approach, it is a rewarding process that helps to get you organized and proficient. Once you establish the right way to work with a couple of distributors, it is much easier to succeed on a larger scale. The following will help you make more sales by making sure your product is ready to go. From knowing your market and getting references to getting the product packaging right, successful businesses tend to follow a process.

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Tags: paragon films distribution, stretch wrap distribution, stretch film distribution

What Will Stretch Wrap Be Like In 100 Years

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Wed, Apr 01, 2015

If people living in 1915 had any idea what the world would be like in 2015, they wouldn’t have been staggered by the changes. Taking this into consideration, contemplating what the world will be like in another 100 years is one well worth doing. Stretch wrap is an excellent example of something that didn’t even exist 100 years ago, and is something that is taken for granted today. How it will fit into the future may be a great exercise for the mind, but it is also what will help shape the actual future. If you have any doubt, just think about Star Trek and those weird little phones they used. Those are real less than 50 years later, and actually getting more advanced by the year.

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Tags: stretch film, stretch wrap, future of stretch film

How to Profit From Using Warehouse Space Effectively

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Warehouses are the backbone of industry. Storing products, product components, and machinery can be something of a headache at times. However, as anyone will tell you, it is highly important. Warehouse storage is something that can easily get out of  hand, and a relatively large warehouse can be filled up quickly if the people are using inefficient storage techniques. The warehouse works as a buffer. For any sort of warehouse, whether it be from a production company or a store, the more that can be stored in a warehouse, the more product that can be moved.

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Tags: warehouse space, paragon films warehouse, warehouse managment, stretch film shipping

Frequently Asked Questions About Stretch Film

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Stretch wrap, also referred to as stretch film, is a type of plastic film that is highly stretchable, used in the packaging and shipping of items, mainly by wrapping them around to keep them intact.

 Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about stretch wrap. In case you don't find what you're looking for in our FAQ, you can contact us today for more information about our products. 

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Tags: Stretch film questions, stretch wrap questions, recycling stretch film

How Stretch Film Is Made

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

The highly interesting television show How It’s Made has created an interest in learning more about how everyday items are made. It has shown audiences that there is a lot that goes into making things that are easily taken for granted, and that is perhaps what makes the show so fascinating. However, one thing that the show hasn’t covered yet is stretch wrap.

Knowing a little bit more about this product can actually help you get the most out of your stretch film at work. Whether it means changing the type or the approach that you use to wrap your products, a little knowledge of stretch film can go a long way.

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Tags: stretch film production, Cast extrusion, How it's made, Blown film

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