Growing consumer demands continue to put immense pressure on e-commerce companies to ship more orders in shorter timeframes. Increasing labor to pack orders or expanding your warehouse footprint to help meet the demand isn’t an option for most — nor is it sustainable. The solution is to optimize your manual packaging process by taking incremental steps toward automation.
Did You Know?
Product pickers walk an average of 15 miles a day and efficiency in a packaging operation is rarely above 60%.
For many e-commerce and fulfillment companies, the pick and pack process has a direct impact on warehouse productivity, business profitability, and the satisfaction of warehouse employees and customers. Without methodically designed packaging stations that meet the demands of both warehouse managers and their packers, companies are at risk of:
You don’t have to jump to complete automation if you’re not ready. Automated packaging solutions can come in different, flexible sizes that meet your immediate needs. Semi-automated packaging solutions can address these risks without a large capital investment and can provide immediate ROI. Sealed Air offers a complete range of packaging materials and semi-automated equipment that adapt to your current operation, are easy to install, and make the most of every resource you have today.
Customer Case Study
Fanatics is a global supplier of sports fan merchandise including football shirts, shorts, socks, baseball caps, mugs, and other souvenirs. The majority of Fanatics packaging operation was handled manually, putting a strain on labor resources and slowing down order fulfillment. Fanatics turned to the AUTOBAG® brand 850S bagging and printing packaging system. The solution optimized existing resources, like labor and warehouse space, and streamlined its complex, high-volume e-commerce order fulfillment processes.
“The four AUTOBAG® brand 850S machines have transformed the way we pack items and are now handling about 75% of orders coming through the warehouse. Without this solution we would have struggled to have the space to keep up with rising volume levels."
— Andrew Crozier, Operations Manager at Fanatics
Our pack station solutions are easy to install and integrate into your existing fulfillment environment with minimal downtime. By implementing our solutions in an optimized pack station, you'll see faster return on investment with higher order throughput, reduced damage rates, and improved shipping costs.