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Augmented Reality (AR) in the packaging world: a look at the future

Altough Augmented Reality sounds like a term from the future, it is not a new term. More and more companies make use of this revolutionary, digital technology. Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that connects reality with the virtual world. It is a mix of the reality with a virtual addition or enrichment. In practice…
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The underestimated advantages of load planning software

When people speak about load planning software tools, the perception often is that the most important goal is to load in the most optimal way, to minimize transport costs. Fact is that optimal loading leads to the best distribution of your products into boxes, onto pallets, in containers and trucks, which minimizes the volume that…
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Coping with the logistical tangle of Amazon

Amazon.com is the largest online retailer in the world and had 18 distribution centers in Europe at the end of 2015. It has been building an immense infrastructure in the last couple of years to be able to fulfil the promises it makes to the consumer (quick delivery, high availability, low shipping costs, etc.). Millions of customers…
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“Box on demand”-machine versus stacking tools

source image: www.logistiektotaal.nl A "box on demand"-machine scans the measurements of every order and cuts a box to the smallest possible size. This box is then folded around the order, sealed and made ready for shipment by applying a label. The machine is completely flexible concerning shape, measurements and the number of products (singles or multies) that…
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