Our packaging audit brought a range of issues to our attention, so we detailed a strategy to ensure all problems were solved while also adding value to their operations.
Firstly we noted a wide variation in machine pallet wrap quality, with some below-spec products and the lack of consistency creating ununiformed pallet presentation, higher usage than necessary and overall quality concerns. Where wrap wasn’t up to the task, rolls were also being discarded before they were finished, creating a lot of waste that could easily be avoided. Replacing their current films with Carewrap™ hand and machine films and Carestretch™ machine film provided a cost-effective solution and the ability to improve and standardise their presentation.
Tape was also often found to be unfit for purpose, with poor adhesive qualities causing issues both in storage and transit, and exacerbated by under-par taping machines that meant the client was wasting resources, time and subsequently money. We introduced the client to high quality Alaska™ tape and products from the E-tape™ range for an increase in efficiencies across the board.
Finally we looked at their pallet stability products, and recommended the replacement of the corrugated cardboard they were using with Caregrip™ anti-slip layer sheets. This enabled pallets to be wrapped more securely, thanks to increased tension settings and a better wrapping film yield.