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By: Rob Kaszubowski, Packaging Engineering Manager, Chainalytics
|Before and After: Food manufacturers across the country will be required to update their package labeling to communicate if their products use genetically modified organisms|
|Many speakers shared technical insights and tips and tricks for package development and testing.|
|Pallets can be part of your damage reduction solution|
|Nested oranges inside corrugated shipper|
|Nested fruit cups|
|Non-nested fruit cups are inefficient|
|Corrugated shipper material comparison - Nested fruit cups vs. Non-nested|
The corrugated shipper with the nested fruit cups utilizes 386 square inches material.
The not-nested case uses 411 square inches of material. Or a 6.5% increase in material!
|Nested cups shipper vs. non-nested cups shipper|
Nesting the fruit cups allows for an extra 20 cases per pallet (or 8.6% improvement in pallet efficiencies). This translates to fewer pallets in the system, fewer trailers and less handling labor.
|Improved pallet utilization leads to fewer trailers on the roads|
Fewer trailers provide cost savings and sustainability gains from less diesel usage and lower carbon emissions. Plus, the need for fewer trailers on the road also helps alleviate driver shortage constraints. Again, it's the simple things that can lead to big time savings for consumer packaged goods companies.
This one is pretty obvious, but having more product on the pallet at the stores leads to less handling and fewer touches throughout the supply chain - even at the store level.
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