Late-stage customization (LSC) is a process in which packaging is customized for specific markets, customers, or products at the last minute before it is shipped. This is in contrast to traditional packaging, which is usually pre-printed. Advantages of Late-Stage Customization It can help businesses to reduce inventory costs. By customizing packaging late in the … [Read more...] about Can Late-Stage Customization Help Your Business?
If you work in e-commerce, you’ll be familiar with the SLAM concept. Outside of the industry, maybe not so much. A lot of automation is finding its way into e-commerce and distribution - if you've been to a ProMat or Modex show in recent years, you'll see that robots and other types of automation are everywhere. A SLAM line, or SCAN, LABEL, APPLY, MANIFEST line, is an … [Read more...] about How SLAM Lines Are Revolutionizing E-Commerce Operations
I recently wrote about linerless labeling and looked at some of the reasons that adoption has been slow despite some clear advantages, especially in North America. One market sector that shows promise is linerless labeling for logistics in warehouses, distribution centers and e-commerce facilities. For facilities where packages are labeled manually, it is easy to move … [Read more...] about Linerless Labeling for Logistics
In 2007 (or thereabouts), one of the more interesting developments in the barcode world occurred. Seemingly out of the blue, Ballmer-era Microsoft launched the High Capacity Color Barcode - I tend to think of it as Microsoft Tag, one of its implementations. Unlike traditional black-and-white barcodes and QR codes, the Microsoft Tag uses a palette of colors to encode … [Read more...] about When Microsoft Was in the Barcode Game
At the recent Pack Expo Show in Las Vegas, Atlantic Packaging and Westrock showed an interesting concept they have been collaborating on. Canopy Wrap intends to solve the current problem of recycling plastic PE shrink-wrap film used on trays of cans and bottles. Currently, the plastic used for these products isn't suitable for curbside recycling, ensuring that much of … [Read more...] about News Brief – Canopy™ Wrap, Recyclable Packaging for Trays