Protective packaging, such as pre-lined boxes, can help auto parts companies improve their shipping efforts and save money. For many that means doubling their packing speed, thanks to using pre-lined boxes instead of regular packing materials.
Many companies spend a lot of money on packing materials, including bubble wrap, corrugated wrap, and foam packaging peanuts. But with a pre-lined box, shipping speeds can be improved, which will help reduce shipping overhead, and even improve sales by reducing order backlogs.
When using traditional protective packaging, a worker takes a part, wraps it in bubble wrap, and puts it in a box. Then they will add more protective packaging, like corrugated wrap, air pillow paks, or even inside a second box. The goal is to prevent sharp corners breaking through the shipping container, and to prevent precisely engineered threads and fitted ends from being damaged.
With a pre-lined box, they just open the box, place the new part inside, and seal the box. There is no need for additional protective packaging or erecting boxes.
Some companies will even reuse their pre-lined boxes. In the case of some auto parts, like a catalytic converter, the customer will ship the old part back to the company using the same pre-lined box. Detva And in an extra effort to save on protective packaging costs, the smart companies will use that box a second, third, or even fourth time. That helps the environment by reducing the number of boxes that head to the landfill. Less protective packaging is manufactured, saving energy and natural resources. Less of it is shipped, saving transportation fuel costs.
But by using pre-lined boxes, the auto parts companies can pack items faster, which means reducing the number of workers, as well as saving lost sales, which means increased revenues and profits.