Almost all of E&PS’s shipments to Wal-Mart are full loads. However, for its less-than-pallet-load “partial shipments”—orders of 100 or so calculators—E&PS bundles two to three cases together via shrink wrap as a unit load to ship to a DC or direct to a particular store.
NJM/CLI introduces the Print and Apply Model 400 with Multi Panel Applicator. New labeler can apply a range of label configurations to cases and cartons, increasing production flexibility and speeding changeover.
The new Marathon XL labeler from B&H Labeling Systems is equipped with SMARTdrive, the first all-electronic drive train, company says. A servomotor-driven feedscrew and container stabilization feature allows the machine to handle containers from 8 oz to 3 L at speeds to 650/min.
Many might not agree with the premise that RFID will be widely accepted and will profoundly affect retailers and, of course, packagers that supply them with product. But, humor me; let’s look at what it might mean.