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Posts by Caroline

This entry was posted on 12th December 2018 by Caroline
We know that businesses are always looking to reduce costs and at Macfarlane Packaging we help customers achieve this all the time. Throughout the year, we’ve created a series of blog articles focusing on areas to review for potential savings, so we thought we’d give you some food for ...
This entry was posted on 27th November 2018 by Caroline
Shipping high value, highly sensitive medical or control instruments is a delicate matter - the products are business critical and need to arrive in full working order. For this reason, many products are packed in heavy, unwieldy containers that can be expensive to purchase and be costly to ...
This entry was posted on 23rd October 2018 by Caroline
Stretch wrap machines can be considered a large investment for businesses, so if you are thinking about making the leap to stretch wrap automation, here are 6 key areas to consider. The number of pallets wrapped per day If you are wrapping between 10 – 15 pallets (or more) per day, then ...
This entry was posted on 25th September 2018 by Caroline
Many businesses experience spikes in demand – whether it’s a manufacturer managing an increase in the production schedule, a distributor dealing with increased fulfilment requests or a retailer servicing peak demand in the run up to Christmas. Some increases are planned but some just catch ...
This entry was posted on 18th September 2018 by Caroline
Summer is coming to an end – goodbye to the Pimms and floral gins in the garden, hello red wine and hot toddies in front of “must see” Autumn TV. Then… it’s Christmas. I know, I know – I went there too early. But the reality is that Christmas is just around the corner and so is the ...
This entry was posted on 28th August 2018 by Caroline
Customer experience has fast become king in the retail world – YouTube is jam packed with unboxing videos. I suspect many of us have experienced it first hand when purchasing online – how disappointing it is if the product arrives in underwhelming or difficult to open packaging. So why ...
This entry was posted on 14th August 2018 by Caroline
A shortage of warehouse labour has long been a problem for the logistics industry but, since the Brexit referendum, it’s been exacerbated by apprehension for UK based European labour and the weakening of the pound. In 2016 workers from the EU accounted for 17% of the UKs warehousing ...
This entry was posted on 31st July 2018 by Caroline
In the words of Alice Cooper, “School’s out for summer”. Parents go into overdrive organising six weeks of entertainment and holiday clubs (smiling on the outside but internally screaming “What kind of childcare service doesn’t start till 10am?”) and Briton’s jet off for two weeks ...
This entry was posted on 17th July 2018 by Caroline
If you are experiencing damages in transit don’t just absorb the costs associated with them - it’s time to investigate a solution to significantly reduce or, even better, eradicate them completely. Our packaging experts help customers target reductions in damages on a daily basis but, we ...
This entry was posted on 12th June 2018 by Caroline
It’s a big task putting your packaging out to tender, it takes a lot of preparation to identify current suppliers, products, specs and pricing. Cost savings on packaging are typically reviewed in isolation – suppliers bid on “like for like” products based on current usage. This can ...

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