A combination of speed with flexibility was cited as the most often selected approach to buying new equipment. So reports the research into packaging productivity conducted by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) that will be made public at PMMI's Productivity Forum, April 28 to 30, at the Wyndham Hotel near Chicago.
Just over half of the 527 respondents said their companies choose equipment having both speed and flexibility while another 35% report their companies now choose equipment with only flexibility in mind. Only 7% of the respondents felt their companies selected the highest-speed/limited flexibility equipment. The survey was conducted in late '96 and will be available to all registrants at the Forum.