2024 E-Book Table of Contents


Cartoning E-Book Articles

  • Cartoning Equipment 101
    • Your Guide to the Various Types of Cartoning Equipment.
  • Six Things You Don’t Want to Overlook in Your Cartoning Operation.
    • Common cartoning problems and their solutions. 
  • How to Select the Right Cartoning Equipment
    • Choosing the Right Equipment is Easy with These 10 Tips.
  • Common Cartoning Pitfalls to Avoid
    • Four Steps to Ensure Equipment Success.
  • Five Things to Know Before Purchasing New Cartoning Equipment
    • Don’t make a purchase decision without considering these factors.


Robotics E-Book Description

    In this new robotics e-book, our editors bring a fresh approach to robotics and automation justification. A recent Harvard Business Review article probes the question of manufacturers focusing on using robotics to boost productivity or increase flexibility, but can it be both? And what about other success metrics that management may not be considering?

    Our editors explore the themes in the HBR article in the context of the consumer packaged goods industries, interviewing top packaging OEMs, CPGs, co-packers, and robotic systems integrators, as well as industry experts. This e-book offers perspectives across the value chain of how to rethink the justification and adoption of robotics in today’s CPG plants, including addressing how automation can help CPG companies use their labor forces in a more productive way.

    Plus, readers will learn from experts on the best approach to introducing employees to automation and robotics, comparing bottom-up vs top-down approaches. We also address how robotic automation can work in tandem with human workers for the best results. 


    Multipacking & Case Packing E-Book Articles

      • Exploring The Major Types Of Case Packers
        • Brush up your knowledge of top load, drop packers, vertical packers, bottom load, and horizontal machines.
      • Glossary Of Case-Packing Terms
        • All the terms you need to know for case packing operation.
      • Best Practices for Efficient Shrink Bundler and Shrink-Wrapping Equipment Operation
        • Tips and tricks to ensure your equipment operates at maximum efficiency.
      • 12 Tips to Extend the Life Of Your Case Packing Equipment
        • Best practices to keep your equipment running smoothly.
      • Wraparound Vs RSC Cases
        • Explore the differences, the benefits, and the considerations for choosing wraparound or regular slotted containers (RSC).

      Flexible Packaging E-Book Articles

        • Six Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Premade Bags and an F/F/S System
          • Your guide to choosing between making the packaging in your facility or utilizing premade bags.
        • Best Practices In Flexible Packaging Development
          • Twelve best practices for designing flexible packaging that meets your product’s marketing and production requirements now and in the future.
        • Vertical Form/Fill/Seal 101: Key Considerations
          • An understanding of certain basics about vf/f/s machines so you can choose the right equipment.
        • Principle Flexible Packaging Performance Characteristics
          • An exploration of the three functions of flexible packaging: protection, utility, and motivation.
        • Common Pitfalls to Avoid On Bagging Machinery Projects
          • Bagging projects fail for a number of reasons, but here are six common stumbling blocks to watch out for.