For both its drop-ship and stock-and-ship programs, ICAT warehouses the products near where they are produced—inventorying each box when it comes in, and managing that inventory—then ships on demand when customers order them.
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How medical tech manufacturers save by outsourcing warehousing

Medical technology clients can realize economies by keeping warehousing local, avoiding excess shipping costs, and eliminating internal overhead.
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The keynote speaker for the second SAVE FOOD Congress was the Senegalese musician, politician, and Grammy winner Youssou N‘Dour.
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SAVE FOOD Congress looks at supply chain solutions

Business, government, and research representatives gather at interpack 2014 to discuss solutions to food waste along the entire value chain.
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A packed house at interpack 2014

Interpack 2014, which came to a close May 14, was characterized by an outstanding atmosphere among the approximately 2,700 exhibitors and 175,000 visitors in the 19 halls of the completely booked Düsseldorf Exhibition Center.
Off The Shelf: Stand-up wine pouch features integral spout
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Off The Shelf: Stand-up wine pouch features integral spout

Made from a three-layer extrusion lamination, this unique pouch for wine has graphics and functionality both designed with millennials in mind.
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Keith Campbell's interpack trends & technologies wrap-up

Interpack 2014 has come and gone. I've spent days scouring the 20 halls for new trends and technologies. Here are some of my observations.
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Packaging bolsters entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs might be better at conceptualizing the product, but they will need to develop the necessary knowledge about packaging if their undertakings are to be successful.
Parenteral Drug Assn. President Richard Johnson
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part I of a four-part series

An update on the Parenteral Drug Assn. from President Richard M. Johnson in Bethesda, MD.
Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products
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Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products

Consumers peel back a polyester lid to reveal a unique code that they enter online via the dairy’s website for a chance to win a VW campervan.
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New dispensing system to be tried by P&G and Method

Both Method and P&G are close to launching products in a novel package that drew considerable attention at interpack 2014.
Recently, third-party logistics service provider Port Jersey Logistics created a full-day educational experience for children of PJL employees to help them connect what they learn at school with the actual working world.
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Generating student interest in the 'working world'

Third-party logistics firm creates interactive educational experience for children aged 8 to 15.
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Bringing the kids to interpack

Some solutions are just too simple! If we want our kids to choose science, technology, engineering, math or manufacturing careers (STEMM), we need to expose them so that they understand why.
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interpack: German robotic packaging machine supplier finds value in standardizing on OMAC's PackML

Siegfried Schust, Sales Director for RWeiss Verpackungstechnik explains to Keith Campbell why as a German company they have standardized on PackML for all of their machines.
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interpack: Mathematical modeling leads to innovative, high performing packaging machines

Patrich Marchion speaks with Keith Campbell about how Dividella is achieving the next round of innovation.
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Coke-Italy likes source-reduced bundles

What if you could bundle 2-L PET bottles of soft drinks in a way that reduced energy consumption by 90% and brought a 62% reduction in solid waste?
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Setting the pace at interpack: notable firsts in plastic and one remarkable servo application

Sardines in a plastic retortable can wasn’t the only interpack example of shelf-stable food in a plastic can.

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