LOWER HANDLING COSTS
In general, whenever a load of packaged products increases in quantity, size & weight, the cost per unit handled becomes lower. Unitizing products therefore, significantly reduces handling costs.
Without exception, the handling of loose boxes is more "time intensive" than handling a unitized load. Thus, another benefit of unitization is the amount of man hours saved in the movement and shipment of packaged goods. The end result is a quicker flow of goods throughout factories, warehouses and cross dock operations while utilizing fewer hands.
Since unitizing accelerates the speed at which goods are moved, carrier vehicles spend less time at loading docks. This reduction in loading time provides valuable cost savings to the company which unitizes as well as the customers receiving the unitized products.
First, unit loads reduce incidents of pilferage and theft because packages from an enclosed load are difficult to remove.Moreover, unit loads are much easier to track than individually packaged products, making the "disappearance" of goods more detectable.
MINIMIZE WAREHOUSING DAMAGE
Unitized loads moved by forklift or pallet jack, are less likely to suffer damage than loose boxes carried by hand. Moving a unitized load throughout a warehouse minimizes the risk of product damage, for instance, a small carton or box may receive impacts from 30" or higher when accidentally dropped by hand, a unitized load will seldom receive 12" in drop.
MINIMIZE TRANSIT DAMAGE
It is less likely in LTL shipments that dense, heavy items will be parked on top of palletized unit loads. Hence, your goods stand a greater chance of not being damaged. The same cannot be said of cartons shipped individually.
Unitizing products facilitates improvements in control of inventory since large unitized loads (as opposed to parcels of smaller ones) can be identified, counted and managed more easily.
Customers appreciate the effects of unitizing because it allows them to unload their trailers and move goods through their warehousing systems more efficiently.
Why Unitize With Stretch Film ?
LOW SUPPLY COST
Compared to other packaging and bundling materials, stretch film is the lowest cost to use because it offers the most yield for the dollar.
PROTECTION FROM MOISTURE, DIRT & ABRASION
Stretch film protects against these elements, safeguarding the goods it wraps.
The security associated with holding performance and protection is readily evident. The holding power of other packaging materials such as adhesives can be deceiving. They unravel, loosen or come undone without being noticeable a few minutes or hours after application.
The very nature of Stretch Film is flexibility. Inherent Properties of Stretch film allow for Economy by variable controlled " Pre-Stretching" and Load Integrity with variable controlled "Post- Stretching".
Stretch film machines are either partially or fully automated, which improves the productivity of the packaging process, reduces labor and alleviates back-breaking and time consuming work.
The clarity of stretch film enables UPC codes to be quickly scanned and read while protecting labels and lot codes printed underneath the film.
EASE OF REMOVAL
Stretch film only clings to itself and not surfaces, making its removal fast,safe,clean and easy.
ELIMINATION / REDUCTION OF OTHER PACKAGING MATERIALS
Stretch film's superior load holding capability either eliminates the need for or helps scale down the bulk of other packaging materials.(e.g. In some cases stretch film may enable thinner corrugate to be used for packaging goods)
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