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Reusable Mailing Envelopes | Reducing Packaging Costs + Waste

Cascadia Packaging Group offers our clients a wide range of custom reusable and returnable packaging solutions supporting a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, and eCommerce.  In a previous post, we highlighted the development of a custom

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Posted in Blog, Branding, Marketing, Packaging, Reusable Containers, Sustainability

Electrical Cabinet Assembly Hanging Bag Rack

Manufacturers in varied industries such as aerospace, automotive, and biomedical, are continually striving to reduce costs and waste in their supply chains. Often changes in sourcing and supply chain strategies can lead to new opportunities that were not previously viable.

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Posted in Blog, Fabric Dunnage, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain, Transport Packaging

Customized Standardization | Packaging Strategy Offers Best of Both Worlds

Standardization is a common strategy used in many different industries.  Organizations such as International Organization of Standards (ISO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) exist to drive common requirements and practices internationally or

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Posted in Blog, Fabric Dunnage, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Transport Packaging

Reusable Aircraft Interior Shipping Cart

Aerospace manufacturers are challenging their suppliers to develop innovative supply chain and packaging solutions to reduce costs and eliminate waste.  Cascadia Packaging Group recently developed and implemented a custom reusable cart for just-in-time (JIT) shipments of aircraft interiors to a

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Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain

Reusable Aerospace Protective Cover

Safety and performance of commercial aircraft in the aviation industry is critical to ensure the safety of the passengers and the crew members.  Aircraft OEM’s and suppliers strive to eliminate foreign object debris (FOD) in manufacturing operations.  FOD is defined

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Posted in Blog, Fabric Dunnage, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain

Custom Packaging Solution | Padded Reusable Bag

At Cascadia Packaging, we are proud of our efforts to develop innovative packaging solutions that meet our client’s unique part protection requirements.  Recently a client requested that we develop a custom solution to eliminate the use of expendable plastic bubblewrap

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Posted in Blog, Fabric Dunnage, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain, Sustainability

5 Steps to Reduce Your Packaging Waste

            5 Steps to Reduce Your Packaging Waste Packaging is often overlooked as an opportunity for cost and waste reductions in manufacturing operations. Here’s five simple steps to start you journey of minimizing your packaging

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Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Management, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Recycling, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Transport Packaging

Talking Trash | Tracking Your Bottom Line

Whether at home or work, we all generate waste via the consumption of goods and services.   Best case, we either reuse or recycle our waste.  As a last resort, our waste is sent to landfill via truck and rail via

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Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Management, Packaging, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Leveraging Purchasing to Drive Sustainability

Businesses often overlook the strategic power of their purchasing spend to drive change.  Companies offering products and services to their customers strive to deliver solutions that align with their customers needs. Virgina Mason is a leading regional health care provider

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Rethinking Your Packaging

According to the 2010 data published by the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generated 250 Million Tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) or 4.4 Lbs per Person daily before recycling.  First the good news….  We are now recycling 34% of

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