The Best-Kept Secret in Manufacturing
The technological leaps we’ve seen in the past decade have made manufacturing automation not just a feasible option, but the best one. In most cases, automation is now cheaper than human workers. However, while manufacturing automation is seeing astonishing yearly growth, packaging automation isn’t quite keeping up, despite incredible benefits. This is a massive oversight for the manufacturing industry, but we can give you the facts. Here is why every manufacturing business should include automated box packaging machines in its end-of-line process.
Automated Box Packaging Delivers on Every Level
1. An Unbelievable Boost in Efficiency
Automated packaging systems essentially offer every process engineer’s dream; saving money while increasing output. Even better, they begin showing results from the moment they go into operation. Box packaging automation has such an impressive ROI that manufacturers routinely see these machines paying for themselves in just one year.
Additionally, end of line packaging machines also have benefits that can’t necessarily be calculated in raw numbers. By freeing up employees from the repetitive tasks in packaging, you can apply that brainpower elsewhere. Automation allows our business to maximize the value of your investments, both mechanical and human.
2. Packaging Automation is the Green Move
More and more, customers are driven to buy from environmentally friendly brands. However, they don’t want to pay a premium. Automated box packaging systems give you the best of both worlds, cutting your carbon footprint even while you cut costs. The incredible precision of automation means wasted packaging products are a thing of the past.
While human workers make mistakes that waste material, overuse tape and packaging, or even require scrapping whole cases, box packaging systems use just the right amount every time. This means less needless waste in landfills, and also reduces the amount of packaging material you need to buy. Saving money while saving the environment? It’s the obvious choice.
3. Take Control of Your Risk
Successful automation requires one thing above all else, and that is consistency. That means not only having a repeatable process, but also defending against unforeseen circumstances. If a packaging employee calls in sick, that could put you dangerously behind. And even then, a slip-up on packaging can mean lost product and damaged relationships with your clients.
Automated packaging machines decrease that risk, and add that extra degree of certainty to your process. Unscheduled sick days become scheduled maintenance, giving you more flexibility to plan for the future of your business.
4. Wins for Employee Health and Well-Being
By now, we’ve well covered the cost-saving benefits of packaging automation from the day-to-day operations side, but there’s still more benefit to be had. The repetitive movements of packaging can be physically demanding and even hazardous to your workers, especially when you have productivity quotas to hit. This risks sick days and workers comp.
Automated box packaging makes a safer, less strenuous environment for workers, allowing your most experienced staff to be happy and productive for longer. By implementing these end-of-line solutions, you stand to change your whole business for the better.
5. It Pays to Look Professional
Which do you think inspires more confidence in your clients: Lopsided, uneven, and incongruous boxes or exact, clean, and consistent packaging? It’s not even a question. Looks say a lot about your business, and automated box packaging systems offer that enhanced presentation that inspires consumer confidence. It’s one of those little details that can elevate you above the competition, and keep your clients not only coming back, but expanding your brand through word of mouth.
Make the Difference for Your Process Today
The best part of all this is that any manufacturer can see immediate results. No matter the industry, everywhere there’s manufacturing automation, automated box packaging can provide amazing benefits. Wayne Automation offers modular, customizable, and smart machines to perfectly fit your needs. To learn more about how our products can work for your custom manufacturing process, contact us today.