A manufacturer such as Steelcase purchases the fanfold
material, which is sold by the square foot in various
lengths and sizes, from Packsize.
The Packsize system is easy to use and can be easily modified
to accommodate any size product. The machine is monitored
by Packsize to evaluate how well the sizes are working.
would eventually be thrown out.
“Right now everything is done in a
software nesting program and we’re using
five different sizes of fanfold, which makes
all of the cartons that we’re currently using
and it allows us to stay within a 3 percent
scrap factor,” says Stolz.
Packsize, is brought in an accordion to change sizes of fanfold. They’re very
form and is purchased by the square diligent about making sure that we’re
foot in various lengths and sizes. as efficient as possible.”
Packsize brings the machine to the
company and allows them to use it.
There is no cost and no lease, because
the machine belongs to Packsize.
“The machine is linked to them
electronically, so they can tell exactly
what we’re running through it at all
times,” say Stolz. “They can tell what
size we’re running, and every 30-day
period they evaluate what our scrap
factor is and where they think we need
If the company needs a new size
container, a call is made with the
required specs and information will be
e-mailed back. Changes actually can
be made from Packsize’s location. All
Packsize needs is the depth, width and
the height, and they do all the rest.
The fanfold material, purchased from
Custom sizes can also be done
manually at the machine.▲