Here’s How to Reduce Damage to Goods in Transit
Allowances for damaged goods are something every manufacturer has to contend with, especially if you transport goods from one place to another. With these tips, however, you should be able to reduce the number of losses due to the damage.
Wrap It Up Tight
Invest in pallet wrapping machines to help secure your products together. Constant jarring movement is one of the reasons why damage occurs, and you can easily prevent this by creating a stronger centre of gravity.
Fill the Space
Of course, do not forget to fill in the blanks inside the boxes. Stuff in some shredded paper in between those spaces to keep your products nice and tight. Again, the movement is your biggest enemy here as the vibration can cause some parts to become loose or perhaps break the material itself.
To save on paper, try using your scrap paper as shredded material, therefore preventing you from buying more.
Get the Right Box
To minimise the amount of vibration, create boxes that are just the right fit for your products. Customise them so that there is very little space in between the items. The great thing about this is that it also saves you on carton materials as well as paper packing supply.
A packing machine can do wonders in helping you customise your box as well as speed up the procedure.
Add desiccants to help reduce moisture build-up of the product, especially if you are shipping it by ship or over waters. The use of water-resistant packaging also guarantees that the products reach their destination dry.
If you are delivering liquids together with non-liquids, make sure they are inside two different parcels.
Of course, those are just some of the techniques you can use to reduce damage. Do not forget to get good insurance for your goods to at least help shoulder the costs due to damage.