The Commercial Appeal recently spent time with Mike Mathias, V.P. of Business Development at New-Tech, learning about our participation with the Economic Gardening program. Click here to read the full article!
In the Fall of 2012, New-Tech’s growth and presence in the Binghampton community was covered by the Commercial Appeal. (You can read that article here.)
Six New-Tech frontline workers have been certified by the Packaging Distributors of America with the CPC (Certified Packaging Consultant) designation. This certification reflects knowledge and expertise in nine areas of packaging.
New-Tech Packaging has been selected to participate in the Economic Gardening Pilot Program, offered by the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis and Shelby County.
In response to the unique needs of small businesses, EDGE has identified and invited growth-oriented companies beyond the start-up phase – known as second-stage companies – to apply for the Economic Gardening Program.
The Economic Gardening Program gives these companies access to strategic information gathered with their guidance, alongside the program leaders, and customized for their company. After the program leaders interview companies to identify specific growth issues, they spend about 36 hours with each company over the course of a few weeks as they work quickly to deliver action-oriented information.
Click here to learn more about EDGE and the Economic Gardening Program and how it will positively impact our local economy by strengthening local businesses!
Rather than exporting their printers from Japan into the US already packaged in retail boxes, Canon shipped them in a bulk. Upon arrival in the US, these were packaged into retail boxes, customized for the respective retail electronic store chains. This resulted in:
Significant freight savings amounting to millions of dollars — enough to justify the entire decision
Rapid customization and deployment of new packaging styles
Significant reduction of obsolete inventory vs. traveling from the far East with long lead times
Use of materials with which U.S. consumers were familiar and accepted
U.S. marketing and package development in close collaboration with retail stores
New Tech was selected as Canon’s Vendor of the Year for the work we did with them, packing printers, inks and papers.
New-Tech Packaging quickly impressed JetCo with their excellent customer service. We rely on New-Tech to supply us for government agencies, so we have very exact requirements and reliability and follow through are critical. This team has blown us away with their attention to detail and their willingness to take extra steps to ensure contract compliance. They care about creating satisfied customers, and it shows. We look forward to a long working relationship with New-Tech.
New-Tech Packaging and our representative, Rick Chriswell, have been an integral part of our packaging supplier mix at Wright Medical. Rick has leveraged his experience working with similar companies, as well as different industries, to introduce packaging solutions and deliver cost savings. New-Tech can respond quickly to new projects on the development side while supporting supply chain on the other end of the product development life cycle.
New-Tech’s packaging workstations increase productivity and workflow for a leading medical device manufacturer. The workstations are equipped with:
Overhead digital cameras to document that every shipment in complete
Adjustable lights and magnifiers to inspect and document tiny serial numbers
Corian® work surfaces built to last and withstand abuse from metal trays
Compact wiring troughs to keep the work surface clear
Surface mounted scales to eliminate lifting and moving orders
New-Tech believes that good design is an interactive process beginning with a discussion of the customer’s goals for productivity, workflow, and footprint. Based upon customers’ needs, New-Tech puts together a 3-D drawing of the proposed workstation and suggests the proper components to improve productivity and workflow. Our modular designs also make it easy to reconfigure workstations over time as business needs change.
The customer identified a significant increase in work flow (35%) as a direct result of organizing the work stations.
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An apparel distributor was on the verge of outgrowing its current facilities because their business was increasing. Our team spent 5 days evaluating their packaging process and was able to identify an automated bagging system designed for internet order fulfillment. We replaced the manual pack and ship process, supplying four Automated Packaging bagging machines integrated with new conveyor and package handling.
In adopting this automation the company saved on materials, labor and freight.
Material savings came as the printed bag replaced a corrugated box, packing materials, tape and labels.
The number of packages shipped per hour grew by over 50% with the same labor force. The time to ship an order decreased from almost three minutes per order to 45 seconds! This allowed them to handle their growth without adding additional packaging stations!
Freight savings were substantial because the system tied into a software program that identified the lowest cost to route the package. Also the bagged product cost less than their boxed orders had.
Total annual cost savings was $200,000 with anticipated higher returns in the future years after the equipment is fully amortized.
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