Blog Archives

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.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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

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

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

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

Custom Foam Inserts

Protective Case with Custom Water Jet Foam Interior

Standard returnable containers and reusable protective cases can be easily customized with foam inserts.  Polyethylene and polyurethane foams are widely used for part protection, lean manufacturing, kitting, and just-in-time (JIT) programs.  Die-cutting is commonly used for larger production volumes.  Water-jet

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, Custom Foam Insert, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain

Intelligent Cart Systems

High Density Kitting Protective Separators

Intelligent cart systems are strategically designed to integrate in our clients supply chain and logistics operations.  Cascadia Packaging Group works with our clients to develop and implement solutions supporting enterprise wide supply chain solutions.  We strive to offer solutions that

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain, Transport Packaging, Uncategorized

Thermoform Trays

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated, placed over a cast mold, and is held against the molding surface with vacuum until cooled to a specific shape.  This process results in a strong, lightweight product.  Returnable

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Transport Packaging, Uncategorized

Packaging Cost Reduction Opportunities | Where to start?

Manufacturers have a strong track record of aggressively driving cost reductions from their supply chains.  These cost reduction efforts are traditionally driven by Purchasing organizations through negotiated lower pricing with the suppliers.  Cost reductions have also been achieved through product

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Management, Packaging, Supply Chain

Dumpster Diving for Packaging Opportunities

Our household sets out our refuse, recycling, and green waste containers for curbside pickup by our waste hauler every Friday.  We do our part by minimizing waste to landfill by carefully segregating our recyclables and compostables from the refuse.  With

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Follow the Supply Chain | Management by Walking Around

Great leadership starts with a solid understanding of a company’s operations.  Renowned author and speaker, Tom Peters (@tom_peters) mentioned the term “Management by Walking Around” (MBWA) in his groundbreaking book In Search of Excellence (1982).  MBWA is still relevant thirty

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Management, Packaging, Supply Chain