A new e-book could be the impetus you need if you are trying to decide if your business needs to invest in a pallet wrapping machine or you need to upgrade your old technology. The Machine Stretch Wrapping: Driving Economical, Efficient and Ergonomic Loading Dock Operations book offers five reasons why a pallet wrapper machine could be good for your business and your employees.
The Lantech LLC e-book, available at http://offers.lantech.com/stretch-wrap-and-pallet-wrappers-for-economical-efficient-ergonomic-loading-dock-operations, aims to demonstrate how using an out-of-date pallet wrapping machine or hand-wrapping can be more expensive, less efficient and more dangerous for workers than using modern stretch wrapping technology.
The benefits of mechanized stretch wrapping in terms of the consistent results produced are also highlighted, along with the reduced risk of damage during shipping. The book looks at areas such as film and labour waste, the potential for operator injury as a result of unsafe old machines and hand-wrapping and the impact on job satisfaction when an effective wrapping system is not in place.
The book is aimed at business owners, plant managers, shipping supervisors and general managers who may be considering whether new pallet wrapping technology is a worthwhile investment. Given the potential for cost savings, workflow streamlining, increased throughput and shipping damage reduction, the answer is likely to be yes. There is also the potential to prevent costly workplace injuries, especially given the fact that statistics show that warehouse workers are generally eight times more prone to suffering back problems than those in other jobs where repetitive reaching, stretching and lifting are not required.
In general, the use of stretch wrapping machinery eliminates waste, allowing you to do more work using less materials, time and money. This eliminates excess business costs, can boost profits and can also lead to more customer satisfaction, in terms of both delivery times and the condition of the products received.
In relation to the effect on staff health of inefficient wrapping and the consequences to business, this is highlighted clearly by the fact that even workplace injuries relating to non-fatal musculoskeletal disorders led to direct costs of more than $21 billion dollars being added to business budgets in 2014 alone. It is also easy to see why warehouse workers are particularly susceptible to these disorders, considering that it takes a person around four minutes of repeated motions to hand-wrap one pallet. Multiply this by the many pallets one person can wrap during a single shift, and it is easy to see why these people can be at particular risk of injury.