In the past, packaging was often considered a last-minute process before products went to market. It was part of shipping, plain and simple. But today, innovative companies are making it part of the product development process, moving packaging design and manufacturing up the planning ladder.
¿Por qué? Strategic packaging can save manufacturers big money.
The global packaging market is rapidly expanding, expected to reach $975 billion this year, with sales concentrated in Asia.* Manufacturing products overseas can help you meet customer demand and reduce per-unit costs, but it can also put your product quality, customer experience, brand and profitability at risk. To avoid this, consider these guidelines from our experts.
Let’s face it – we all love Bubble Wrap ®, especially when we’re popping it. Enjoy these fun facts below!
1. Bubble Wrap® was originally invented as wallpaper
Fifty years ago, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes created three-dimensional wallpaper from sealed air pockets between shower curtains. They thought people would love the groovy design, but Bubble Wrap’s destiny was function over form. A great packaging material was born.
Your cleaning brand has the power to impact your image, productivity, morale and loyalty. It’s more than just wiping and sanitizing. It’s about protecting relationships. Take a look inside the minds of everyone your cleaning products affect. You, your customers, cleaning staff and employees.
The culprit? Germs. What’s a proven way to reduce germ transmission around the office? Proper hand hygiene.
We’ve all heard of LEAN, Six Sigma and process excellence, and how they decrease costs, improve productivity, and develop more effective people and companies. But what if you could get results like these simply by applying LEAN to your cleaning? We tend to think of cleaning as housekeeping. Are all the mops off the floor? Are all the supplies shoved into the storage closets? Are there dirty spots on the carpet?
Did you know? The cleaning trade has been around for over 7,000 years –so, right about the time that the wheel was invented, cleaning emerged as an essential component of healthy living.
Certainly, a lot has happened in society since 5,000 BC, but many of the most impressive advancements in facilities management has happened in the past decades. No matter the size, age, industry or location of your building, no property manager can argue these three shared goals of building operation and maintenance:
As you walk down the street, it’s quite normal to see a recycling bin alongside other trash containers. While the practice feels decidedly modern, did you know that recycling has been commonplace since the days of Ancient Greece?
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