How do I protect my product during shipping? The best way is to design a packaging system to reduce the possibility of damage. Want proof?
Not long ago, a company came to Nelson Company with a costly shipping problem. Using the 6 steps outlined below, we lowered their product damage from 25% to 0%. The result was a packaging redesign that lead to a savings of over $1 million for the company!
So how can you reduce damage? Although it might sound like a simple question, there is no simple answer. But here's a hint: it all starts before you even put your product on a pallet.
Here is my list of the six ways to best protect your product during shipping.
Do you really need a packaging expert?
Packaging experts go through years of schooling to become certified to design and protect your product during the shipping process. Their technical knowledge and experience can help find savings others in your field might not have considered.
As Director of the Center for Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech for 10 years, I was in charge of the research laboratory that tested the common (and sometimes head-scratching) question of how to better protect a product. At the Nelson Company, I lead our technical team as the Technical Director, continuing my research on the best way to protect your product during shipping.
Do you need to better protect your product during the shipping process? The Nelson Tech Center team and I can help guide you through all of these steps.
Have you been a victim of product damage? Tell us your worst product damage experience by commenting below.
Post by: John Clarke, Technical Director
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