Case Study: "Weigh" the Costs
This Midwest manufacturing company packages and ships a high volume of palletized loads to a wide number of industry channels and retail outlets, via UPS and LTL freight carriers.
Customer Palletized Gaps
Since this company supplies impulse-purchase products, their palletized loads are not always uniform and they frequently vary in weight.
Two major challenges for them are:
- Reducing shipping damage caused by under-secured loads
- Avoiding fines for inaccurate weights on their bills of lading
The Shorr "Wrap and Weigh" Solution
With these challenges in mind, their Shorr account manager recommended an all-in-one “wrap and weigh” solution and arranged for an on-site demonstration.
During the demonstration, the customer wrapped and weighed pallets of their own products on the Lantech Q-300XT Simple Automation Stretch Wrapping System equipped with the EZ Weigh Integrated Scale.
The system provided them two immediate benefits: increased product protection and an accurate weight of their loads. To avoid costly fines, they incorporated a label printer that communicated with the EZ Weigh scale and provided load weight verification and documentation.
For additional benefits, the customer also purchased Lantech’s XT Cut and Clamp® to automatically capture and cut their film; Pallet Grip to lock their loads to the pallet and prevent shifting; and a Click-n-Go Remote Control® for increased portability and functionality.
After Shorr installed and trained them on their new Lantech system, the customer reported increased productivity and a reduction in product damage, LTL carrier fines and labor expenses.