March 26, 2018, Battle Creek, MI - WestRock Box On Demand will showcase on demand packing designed to overcome the challenges of today’s highly variable and continually changing mix of products in ecommerce fulfillment at the Modex tradeshow located in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Booth B4363 will host ongoing, live technology demonstrations of how right-size, on demand packing helps all types of ecommerce and fulfillment operating environments reduce packing costs and increase throughput.
“Ecommerce is touching almost every type of business. Whether selling cabinets, consumer products, custom furniture, fabricated metal parts, household decor, or any other array of goods businesses are doing an increasing proportion of their business on line”, notes Tom Bolin, National Account Manager for WestRock Box On Demand. “This means order configuration is highly variable and product mix fluctuates. Having the right-sized box for any given order is almost impossible while the cost implications of not using right-sized boxes are exponential”, states Bolin.
Manufacturers and online retailers are facing the ever growing challenge of reducing shipping costs. Shipping rates are increasing, damage returns are costly to handle, warehousing a greater number of box SKU’s ties up capital and uses valuable floor space. Complicating these issues is the pushback from consumers on heavy dunnage use, sometimes leaving companies with negative impressions and lower margins.
In addition, the labor associated with packing and shipping functions that support fulfillment operations grows larger from inefficiency. Producing right-sized boxes on demand can mitigate the negative impact of variability in ecommerce orders. Box On Demand® delivers sophisticated machinery in a customer’s facility allowing them to produce corrugated shipping boxes in the size and configuration needed to right-size a package for shipment. “Sometimes people think that putting a box machine in their facility solves all of their packing challenges, but it is really more than that. Many of our customers are extremely efficient at running the front side of their business but need assistance in layout and process flow for non-standard packing and shipping. This is what we do. We provide our customers the technology and the process they need to reach their goals”, states Mr. Bolin.
BOD® packing specialists will be on hand throughout the show to discuss the wide range of right-size, on demand box making machines and process flow evaluations. To learn more about the full line of available offerings from WestRock Box On Demand visit booth B4363 or the company website at www.boxondemand.com
About WestRock Box On Demand, LLC
WestRock Box on Demand® is a global provider of equipment and systems for producing right-sized boxes in facility and on demand. Our machines are built by Panotec™ and are designed to deliver consistent, reliable operation backed by more than 30 years of engineering and field service. The wide-range of Box On Demand machines deliver quantifiable savings across fulfillment and manufacturing by; reducing shipping costs and capital expenses, improving throughput and warehouse space appropriation, and promoting efficient labor allocation and other packing resources. The BOD® systems support the various packaging processes such as; pick-to-box, pack station, pack line, and other arrangements. Our customers span markets from; distribution center, warehouse, and fulfillment, to furniture, cabinetry, and printing/graphics, to metalworking, medical device, electronics, home furnishings, and more. Our team of packaging specialists works with our customers to understand site specific goals and metrics and will select the right Box On Demand system to meet application needs.
WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.WestRock.com