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storage costs
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transport costs
Reduce damages
& returns
Reduce
admin costs
Increase
productivity
Enhance customer
experience

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Reduce Storage and Transport Costs

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 30th October 2018 by Edyta Dean
The festive season is fast approaching and many UK businesses are getting ready for the busy period ahead. Companies such as Sainsbury's and Argos have recently announced plans to recruit additional staff to help them cope with increased demand in the coming months. Last year, 91% of UK ...
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 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 3rd July 2018 by Edyta Dean
Bespoke packaging design could revolutionise your packing operations. The initial investment will quickly pay off, bringing long-term benefits to your business and enhancing your entire operation. Below are four key advantages of custom packaging design. 1. Reduced damage and ...
This entry was posted on 26th June 2018 by Edyta Dean
In times of increased demand your business may experience issues with resource, delivery and order fulfilment. The run-up to Christmas is one of the busiest periods for many retailers. Some companies, including Tesco, John Lewis and Argos, employed additional staff last year to help them get ...
This entry was posted on 19th June 2018 by Edyta Dean
Take a look at your packaging. Is it a good fit for the products you ship? You might be making more journeys than you need because of heavy, overfilled parcels. These take up excess space in your delivery vehicles and increase your fuel costs. Equally, weak packages won’t provide adequate ...

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