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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|

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 savings. Choosing the right protective carton for shipped products involves multiple considerations including protection, warehousing, sustainability and DIM weight optimization. This guide to right-sizing a box to its contents will help your business not [...]

Holiday Shipping Tips

By |December 7th, 2016|

The holiday shipping season is upon us, which means companies are gearing up to handle the annual influx of holiday shipments. If you're a small business owner or eCommerce shipper, every minute counts and it's important that you're prepared to meet any and all customer demands of the season. Ensure that your holiday packages get [...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Corporate Sustainability Image

By |November 29th, 2016|

  Cultivating a sustainable culture within your company is important for prospective customers, future employees and workplace culture. Many organizations think that they need a major overhaul of their operations to improve their "green" image. However, here are five ways you can improve public perceptions about your company's sustainability without having to change everything. 1. [...]

E-commerce Packaging Considerations for Consumer-Based Businesses

By |November 7th, 2016|

For consumer-based eCommerce businesses, the customer experience is probably the single most important factor to company success.  Customers are a company's greatest asset, and it's just good business to satisfy customers. Since packaging and the box in which a product is contained is likely the first tangible interaction a customer will have with the brand, it's [...]