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How To Establish an Equipment Maintenance Program

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, May 07, 2015

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. 

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Tags: stretch film equipment, film equipment maintenance, planned maintenance program

How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Cold Storage

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, May 04, 2015

Effective cold storage requires a highly controlled environment to properly ensure the condition of the items being stored. The problem is that there are so many things that can go wrong with cold storage, causing a loss of goods. Being aware of the biggest problems and knowing how to not only solve them but monitor for these issues, you can save your company from considerable losses.

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Tags: Cold Force machine film, cold storage film, cold storage applications

Signs You Should be Using Stretch Film

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Stretch film wrapping machines are used in manufacturing production lines all around the world to automate the end of line packaging process. This practice has proved to be effective in saving manufacturers considerably in labor expenses, packaging time and improved load security. Thanks to modern production lines and state of the art technology.

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Tags: stretch film, stretch wrap, stretch wrapping machines, wrapping building materials

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

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