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INNOVATIONS E-NEWS

D Flute for eCommerce Packaging: Why It Works

By |May 17th, 2017|

Over the years Pratt has developed a unique set of tools to ensure that packaging solutions are seamlessly executed, thoughtfully branded and compatible with existing supply chain and manufacturing processes. As part of our effort to optimize packaging for our customers, we offer D flute corrugated boxing technology made from 100% recycled paper, which produces flutes smaller [...]

Anthony Pratt Pledges $2B

By |May 8th, 2017|

Global Chairman of Pratt/Visy Industries, Anthony Pratt received a standing ovation from US President Donald J. Trump after pledging $US2 billion in investment in the US at the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the coral sea on the USS Intrepid in New York on May 4th. Here he is on Fox News discussing his [...]

Growing Demand for Paper Based Packaging

By |April 27th, 2017|

According to RISI VP Global Packaging Ken Waghorne in his speech to Paper 2017, sponsored by the American Forest & Paper Assn., the demand for paper based packaging is growing due to the rise of ecommerce and the environmental concerns around plastic packaging. Ecommerce specifically contributes to the increased demand for container board like Pratt's 100% recycled corrugated [...]

eCommerce Supply Chain Optimization: Benefits to Outsourcing 3PL

By |April 6th, 2017|

eCommerce companies looking to optimize their supply chain can benefit from strategic partnerships with suppliers and logistics companies who not only represent brand values but also deliver third party logistics (3PL) solutions that are efficient and in response to company fulfillment needs. While supply chain integration for certain elements can provide some control, flexibility and [...]

Pratt Industries Develops an Innovative Program at Auburn University

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Innovative ideas lead to innovative solutions. In an effort to drive even greater innovation at Pratt Industries, a corporate sponsored studio has been set up at Auburn University. There, we work with industrial design students from outside the industry to provide a fresh look and inspire even greater packaging innovation. The program provides students with real world design [...]

Pratt Officially Opens Its Newest Corrugated Box Factory in Beloit, WI

By |March 20th, 2017|

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Pratt Industries Global Chairman Anthony Pratt were both in attendance at the official opening of Pratt's newest corrugated box factory in Beloit, WI   Pratt Industries officially opened its newest corrugated box factory today - a $60 million investment in Beloit, Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker, who was on [...]

5 Elements of a Successful Retail Shipping Program

By |March 16th, 2017|

Run an online retail business and in need of packaging supplies? If you’re shipping dozens, or even hundreds of packages per day then this guide is for you – everything you need to know to ship products in a customer-friendly, efficient and cost-effective manner. 1.   Packaging Materials:​ ​ Think inside the box! For an online retail business, the [...]

Pratt Industries to Attend Craft Brewers Association Conference

By |March 9th, 2017|

The Craft Brewers Association conference is coming up next month in Washington, DC on April 10-13, 2017. It is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. About The Craft Brewers Association Conference (CBC) For professional brewers, CBC is the number one environment in North America for concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea [...]

5 Tips for More Sustainable Supply Sourcing

By |February 13th, 2017|

A sustainable supply chain is good business. Through sustainable practices, you can save resources and money, optimize supply chain processes and discover ways to innovate your product. A recent Accenture survey for members of the United Nations Global Compact on sustainable business practices showed that 96 percent of CEOs believe sustainability should be integrated into [...]

Supply Chain Savings by Changing the Box

By |December 15th, 2016|

Supply chain savings come from not only changing the box but also via a sound corporate sustainability plan. Read more about how to develop an effective corporate sustainability plan here. Carton right-sizing is the practice of using a container that will minimize empty space while still offering adequate protection and is critical to optimizing supply chain [...]