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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

eCommerce Update | FedEx and UPS Ground Shipments

          With a busy schedule, our family is a huge fan of Zappos. Order what you want in the convenience of your own home when you want it. We love the world class customer service and

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Packaging Cost Savings | Seeing the Bigger Picture

The saying “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to Greek philosopher Aristotle. Packaging is largely overlooked as a strategic element in an organization’s manufacturing and supply chain operations. The annual packaging material cost

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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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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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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

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

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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

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