Trends and Industry Insights

Overcoming CapEx Constraints: Unlocking Packaging Automation for Your Business

Your business has grown and now you need to take it to the next level with automation. You want increased production, consistent quality, material savings and more. Let’s look at how automation saves on labor costs: The ROI on labor savings alone makes sense but the hit to working capital...

Skilled vs. Unskilled Labor: How Automation is Transforming the Workforce

Modern manufacturing jobs require workers to have a deep understanding of how machines work and how to program them to perform specific tasks. As a result, workers who have these skills are becoming increasingly valuable in the workforce.

Addressing the Environmental Concerns Around the Packaging Industry

Why is sustainable packaging important in the packaging industry? Should packaging manufacturers be investing their dollars in eco-friendly materials?

Handling Difficult Products: Jerky Dicing and Packaging

In recent years, there has been a significant surge in demand for jerky products, ranging from traditional beef jerky to other protein sources like chicken, turkey, and even plant-based options. This increased popularity can be attributed to the growing trend of protein-rich and low-carbohydrate diets, such as the keto diet,...

How to Design Layouts to Optimize Production Line Footprint

The layout of a production line plays a crucial role in optimizing the efficiency of the manufacturing process. A well-designed layout can improve material flow, increase production rates, and reduce waste, while also ensuring the safety of the operators. In this article, we will discuss some tips for designing layouts...

Overcome Labor Shortages with Automation

nVenia equips your facility to streamline your packaging processes with packaging automation systems designed to help you fill today’s labor gap while increasing output and maintaining consistent quality.

The Importance of a United Front by Manufacturers to Address the Workforce Skills Gap

As the world around us continues to change, one constant is the growing workforce skills gap. For those in industrial/manufacturing companies, this isn’t news. We’ve been in the trenches trying to highlight why these careers are something to be proud of and how these careers provide career fulfillment and long-term...

Robotic Palletizers vs. Conventional Systems

In the field of packaging automation equipment, one of the fastest-growing segments is palletizing – driven by continually rising labor costs and talent attrition. Those factors – which are impacting processes around the globe – are now driving many companies which had previously avoided fully integrated systems toward more automated...

What Is Secondary Packaging, And Why Is It Critical?

Few consumer goods are sold to people as-is. Even durable, shelf-stable products such as batteries are packaged in some form or another. There are numerous reasons for this. Not only do boxes, bags, blister cards and the like keep products organized and safe during transit, but they also serve important...

The Real Cost of Product Recalls – and Importance of Prevention

When a food manufacturer needs to recall a product for safety reasons, there is always an actual cost incurred due to this recall. To start with, there is a direct cost that comes with having to refund all the recalled product. Not only are any of the profits from the...

Top 3 Reasons to Shrink Wrap Your Food

Now more than ever, the benefits of ensuring food is packaged cleanly and efficiently are top of mind. While food safety has always been a high priority, limiting any damage or contamination from the outside world is going to be a new focus in the post COVID-19 society. Ensuring food...

How to Quickly Adjust Your Food Packaging Supply Chain

If you have historically sold your product to foodservice customers and are looking to diversify into retail (or vice versa), the process can seem like a challenge. Understanding where to start can help companies focus on the right aspects of the process first and minimize the impact of any pieces...