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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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Posted in Blog, eCommerce, Management, Supply Chain, Sustainability

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

Opportunity Knocks | Custom Protective Solutions

We work with our clients to deliver innovative solutions that provide part protection while minimizing packaging labor and waste. Often, problems lead to opportunities. Motivational speaker and author, Robert Kiyosaki said it best by saying “Inside every problem lies an

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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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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

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

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

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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

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Returnable Containers

Slide Pack System for Automotive Parts

Returnable containers are used in a variety industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Retail, Fulfillment, and General Manufacturing.  Both reusable and expendable dunnage systems are used within standard returnable containers such as totes, bulk containers, and pallets.  Primary benefits include minimization

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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

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