July 21 episode to explore drivers behind packaging changes and strategies for automated systems to adapt
(CINCINNATI: July 13, 2016)—Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the next installment of its On The Move educational webinar series. The new episode, "Goodbye cartons, hello polybags," is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m. EDT.
Presented by Tim Kraus, product management manager, this episode explores the move to shipping direct-to-consumer orders in polybags rather than corrugate cartons, and the subsequent challenges posed to material handling systems, processes and technologies. Attendees can learn how the desire to reduce shipping costs leads to greater adoption of polybags, why the pliable nature of polybags is difficult for traditional material handling systems to handle and how singulation compares with bulk handling of polybags in terms of total fulfillment costs.
To register, visit http://info.intelligrated.com/GoodbyeCartonsRegister.html.
"The explosive growth of e-commerce continues to be a dominant force, with an impact that extends to packaging, as retailers shift to malleable packaging types like polybags to keep shipping costs low," says Jerry Koch, director, corporate marketing and product management. "These can present handling challenges to automated material handling equipment, and keeping high-throughput operations running efficiently starts with understanding those challenges and evaluating equipment and processes."
Intelligrateds On The Move webinars are a multi-part educational series covering new technologies and the latest trends in the material handling industry. Each webinar offers attendees access to ideas and insights from Intelligrated experts and guest speakers, followed by an interactive Q&A session. Previously aired episodes are accessible on the Intelligrated website for on-demand viewing.
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Intelligrated is a leading North American-based, single-source provider of intelligent automated material handling solutions that drive fulfillment productivity for retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers around the world. Through a broad portfolio of automation equipment, software, service and support, Intelligrated solutions give businesses a competitive edge and optimize operational performance through increased flexibility, efficiency and accuracy.
Intelligrated designs, manufactures, integrates and installs complete material handling automation solutions including conveyor, IntelliSort sortation, Alvey® palletizers and robotics, and automated storage and retrieval systems - all managed by advanced machine controls and software. Intelligrated Software offers warehouse execution systems, a scalable suite of software that manages the entire fulfillment process, including equipment, labor and business intelligence, integrated with voice- and light-directed picking and putting technologies.
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