When a high-use item can be utilised in different ways to affect overall efficiency there’s often ‘miles in the millimetres’ – small tweaks that can add up to big gains. Sometimes however the business-as-usual mindset means such improvements are undiscovered. So, how do you quickly show the millimetres in the first place?
At Universal Packaging we employ a wide variety of measures to test distribution centre efficiency. We won’t recommend a course of action unless we can first measure what’s in use and then show how a change in approach delivers a better result.
While there’s obviously specialist expertise and experience that goes into making our recommendations there is also a substantial amount of technological support too.
That’s why in 2015 we partnered with a USA firm – Highlight Industries. Working out of Grand Rapids, Ohio, this company produces the most advanced pallet film testing equipment in the world. They’re widely regarded as the leader in quality control equipment both for companies like ours and for stretch film and resin producers.