Increase Order Fulfillment by Automating Packing Slip and Marketing Inserts



Features and Benefits

  • No startup time
  • Fastest speed on the market
  • Variable box sizes
  • Increase peak order per hour throughput
  • Increase repeat orders

Customer Profile

The client, a global office supply B2B leader in North America with multiple distribution centers throughout the world, handles a variety of package sizes and weights with package contents ranging from lightweight items such as pens, staples and paper to heavier, larger items.  This company has over 10,000 employees with warehouses throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand with retail and delivery businesses serving customers in 25 countries.

Challenge

With the increase in B2B online e-commerce orders and demand for same-day shipping caused an increase in bottlenecks, labor shortages and order errors.  The orders packaged needed to include a packing slip with product descriptions and important marketing collateral (coupons, warranty information, manuals, invoices and receipts).  With increasing wages and labor shortages, the company became progressive in automation to increase order throughput, particularly during peak order periods.  On average, manually printing, scanning, folding and inserting order documentation requires 30 to 45 seconds per customer order.  With 28,800 seconds in an eight-hour shift, one employee can manually print, scan, fold and insert order documentation to 640 to 960 cartons, without breaks or overtime.  Furthermore, with the increase in labor shortages and orders caused an increase in shipping delays and order errors.

Solution

Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. installed the InstaPrint Packing Slip Inserter in-line with the customers’ pack station processing line.  The InstaPrint prints, scans, folds and inserts 8.5” x 11” letter paper (or plastic or stock with an integrated label) delivery documentation in one pass, on-demand.  With no start-up time, InstaPrint folds up to six pages per order at speeds of up to 35 orders per minute, greatly increasing daily order throughput and capacity.  With no consumables other than ink, the InstaPrint is cost efficient proving an attractive ROI.

As various sized cartons come down the conveyor line to the pack station, the InstaPrint prints, scans, folds and inserts packing slips, invoices, warranty information, rebate offers and coupons.  With an inkjet drop-on-demand printer and no printer duty cycle, the InstaPrint the most reliable pack station packing slip automated system on the market.  Built with read and print software, packing slips are printed, scanned, folded and inserted into various size cartons at high speeds on demand with 100% accuracy; there is no need to scan down the line.  The InstaPrint Packing Slip Inserter is designed to increase capacity in distribution centers, reduce the number of packing stations, reduce bottlenecks and excess costs, and improve the overall order fulfillment, order throughput process.

Results

The customer’s global distribution centers increased their daily order throughput and capacity.  Integrating the InstaPrint Packing Slip Inserter decreased labor shortages, order errors and bottlenecks, especially during peak order periods; efficiently getting orders out on time at less cost.  Ultimately, automating the pack station packing slip system, costs per order drastically decreased, proving an attractive ROI.

In today’s demanding e-commerce world, every second counts during the packaging and shipping of orders.  New and innovative technology allows for easy installation without having to change documents or warehouse management software.  Competitive corporations that integrate an automated packing slip pack station system for their order fulfillment lines reduce the number of pack stations in their distribution centers, increase pack station throughput, and improve profit per order.  All compelling reasons to master peak order fulfillment.

About Pineberry Manufacturing Inc.

Since 1984, Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. has been developing high-quality friction feeding, printing, packaging and custom automation solutions for the plastic card, packaging, distribution, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, graphic arts, e-Commerce and mailing and fulfillment industries.  Additionally, Pineberry Manufacturing specializes in integration, working with OEM’s and providing customized solutions for the most demanding environments.  Whether it is a standardized leaflet friction feeder, feeding and labeling bags, feeding cookies or an integrated custom automation solution, Pineberry Manufacturing has the expertise to provide exceptional products to make any project a success.

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