Solving Under Weight Mix-ups with Manual Box/Combo Labeling

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Oct 16, 2013

When sending out meat products, the receiver of those products rightfully expects to receive a certain amount in weight, but sometimes, because of packing problems, combos and boxes aren’t filled with the right amount. This is a dangerous occurrence, but it is possible to identify this problem before it blows up with the aid of a manual box labeler.

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The receiving company doesn’t have to accept an underweight box, but that isn’t the true danger of this situation. If the same company finds one box or combo on a truck that comes in underweight, it could give them the right to send the whole truck-full back.

The possibility of loss in this situation is substantial, so this raises the question of how to decrease the chances of an underweight package getting through.

For companies using a manual box labeler, this should be easily prevented. After being weighed, labelers have the option of printing out an underweight label if the package doesn’t meet a fixed weight standard. Between the operator placing the label and stock and shipping workers checking labels, this box shouldn’t be able to make it out the door for any reason.

A manual labeling system doesn’t just help with weight issues. Certain offal plants send products to other countries because they are willing to spend a premium to make their cultural cuisine. Manual labeling is very important in these plants.

Mobile Manual Box Labeler with Roll-out Printer, Touchscreen HMI Interface and Scale

Mobile Manual Box Labeler with Roll-out Printer, Touchscreen HMI Interface and Scale

The manual labeler has the ability to print off multiple labels for an individual package. An automatic system would require several labelers for this action. The manual labeler can print off labels for line and SKU identification, product ID, weight, and intended location. These are very important because different countries have different standards for their meat products.

In Japan, for example, the incoming meat products have to be completely devoid of bones for them to even accept them. They are so adamant about this rule that they will even reject product if they find small amounts of bone dust. They could reject an entire shipment because of this, and it will be sent back to the docks where it will most likely go bad, giving the company heavy losses.

Don’t let mixed up or underweight products get in the way of your company’s success when a manual labeling system can easily help lower your risk. Talk to us about manual box and combo labeling for your best solution.

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