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KEEPING UP WITH EXPONENTIAL GROWTH WITH A CASE SEALER

Case Study: Manufacturer

Overview

Rapid growth was threatening a manufacturer’s ability to meet production demands. While the efficiency of production was able to adapt to the increasing demand, their packaging process was at capacity and unable to accommodate greater volume. Hand-sealing cartons was no longer an option — they needed a faster and more efficient method of taping boxes.

A Crawford Packaging Specialist was brought in to assess the situation and offer up a solution. After a Tape It Right audit, it became clear that the manufacturer would require a semi-automatic case sealer to increase throughput and keep up with demand. After testing the manufacturer’s products on various machines, it was decided that a Champion SD 700-20 case sealer would be the best solution.

As a result of the implementation of a semi-automatic case sealer, the manufacturer saw a 30% increase in packaging capacity. This allowed for a more efficient and consistent packaging process that no longer slowed down production. Also, since hand taping often leads to over-taping, the amount of tape consumption also dramatically dropped.

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Challenge

A manufacturer was struggling to keep up with increasing demand due to an ineffective packaging process. Hand taping boxes was no longer a viable option for case sealing, as wasted tape and slow speeds were bottle-necking production and slowing overall operation.


Process

Once brought in to conduct a Tape It Right audit, it became clear that the manufacturer needed automation in their packaging process. This came in the form of a semi-automatic case sealer, specifically, the Champion SD 700-20. After testing the manufacturer’s products, the Champion was chosen for its ability to quickly tape the top and bottom of a box seamlessly.


Solution

Tape It Right

Tape It Right works with clients to audit and review their existing case sealing practices and equipment. This will improve sealing efficiency and productivity through the identification and standardization of improved case sealing practices. Through this standardization, Tape It Right has helped businesses save up to 30% on their annual carton sealing costs.

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Results

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Increased Productivity

The manufacturer saw an increase of 30% in packaging capacity, meaning they are able to keep up with demand.

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Reduced Consumption

It now only takes 1 strip of tape on the top and bottom to seal the manufacturer’s cases. Before, when hand-taping, at least 2 strips was needed for a good seal.



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