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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 29th May 2018 by Edyta Dean
The speed and efficiency of your packaging operation can determine how fast you are able to dispatch products to your customers. This is especially important in times of increased demand, as additional work volume can put a strain on both your resources and capabilities if you don’t plan or ...
This entry was posted on 17th April 2018 by Caroline
If you are in the Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering or Electronics industry the chances are you have to store replacement parts – sometimes up to 15 years or longer. As many of the required parts are liable to corrode their storage can be process heavy – with lots of steps to ensure that ...
This entry was posted on 6th March 2018 by Caroline
If you are in the Aerospace or the Medical Instruments industry, the chances are you are shipping finished goods in heavy timber crates. Whilst crates offer a rigid solution for extremely heavy or fragile products, they aren’t always the most flexible product to work with – storage on site ...
This entry was posted on 18th May 2017 by Caroline
Car makers have cited Brexit as the “Biggest threat in a generation” to the UK car industry. So if you are in the Automotive Industry the chances are you are looking at potential savings across the business. Recently, we conducted a survey that focused on packaging challenges in the ...
This entry was posted on 25th April 2017 by Laurel
An increase in the number of orders placed during peak seasons can put additional burden on resources and packing capabilities. As far as your packaging operation is concerned, smart pre-peak planning can help to deliver maximum throughput with minimum labour. We wanted to find out more ...
This entry was posted on 28th March 2017 by Laurel
Not all the costs in your packaging operation are visible to the naked eye. In fact, as much as 90% of them are hidden. Do you know where they are hiding? Read on to find out about the six significant costs in your packaging operation and how to identify them. Storage Costs Take a good ...
This entry was posted on 21st October 2016 by Caroline
Businesses are always looking for ways to cut costs in their day-to-day operations and the smallest of changes can deliver significant savings. So when did you last review your shipping costs? Did you know that increasing your pallet yield by only 10% could deliver significant transport savings? ...

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