By the numbers
Now’s the time to audit your pallet film use.
With data from the entire span of 2019 to help improve and evolve your packaging processes over the coming year, now is the perfect time to look back over film use and plan for a successful wrap up of 2020. So, what do you need to look for?
First, start with your projections from the beginning of 2019 when compared to how many rolls of wrap you actually used.
Was the final result more than what you expected or less? Can this figure be easily explained by an increase in throughput or is there a discrepancy here that’s worth exploring further?
There could be other reasons for this change. The settings on your machine could have been improved (or impaired) or hand wrapping by new team members could have impacted film use. As a result you could be wrapping your pallets with too much or too little film, and any significant change in the figures requires a good look at the current wrap processes.
Has your pallet wrapper been optimised for the film it is running too? Be sure to double-check that the machine has been matched to any upgrade in pallet wrap.
Note too any major changes in product return figures. Product damage from shipping can be a major cost for New Zealand companies. If you’re wrapping right this figure should be dropping to where it becomes pretty much non-existent. Make sure your data is heading in the right direction.
Once this is done it is time to set your goals for this year. More efficiency and less plastic per pallet should be a key focus! If you have any questions be sure to get in touch with us – we’re always ready to help out with product or process feedback.
If you’d like a free on-site audit in February we have a few spots left open on our consultant team schedule.
So, what do you need to look for?