A series of new concepts, such as Industrial Manufacturing 4.0 and Internet plus, have been put forward, hoping that enterprises can change the status quo, reform internally and externally, and self reflect and find problems in crises and difficulties. From the perspective of industrial packaging, packaging is an important part of manufacturing enterprises, and also a turning point for products to become commodities. The packaging of industrial products is like a chain of beads, which can effectively connect all links of production and sales when properly used. For industrial packaging, what is the current situation of manufacturing enterprises? How do manufacturing enterprises open up resources and reduce costs in packaging? How to develop new thinking and new models? Human cost industrial product packaging is different from printing packaging, which focuses on beauty and environmental protection. Industrial product packaging is mostly packed and bundled by small bulk pieces, and most industrial products are bulk pieces, which cannot be put on the assembly line, and it is difficult to carry out highly automated packaging. Therefore, more labor is required to rely on manual packaging or auxiliary bundling. Taking Hubei Province Large Cement Component Co., Ltd. as an example, the company mainly produces cement components for municipal engineering such as pavement colored bricks, curbstones, Dutch bricks, cement bricks, etc. Since its production, it is still manual loading and unloading of bricks. Usually, it takes four workers to load and unload 8000 bricks in a truck for about 2 hours. After arriving at the construction site, four workers unload the truck. The loading and unloading cost of one brick is 0.02 yuan/truck, and the unloading cost is 0.02 yuan/truck, It will take 4 labors to ship 8000 bricks, and the loading and unloading cost is 320 yuan/vehicle. Compare the cement component factories in the Pearl River Delta.
Eight years ago, the palletless packaging method of bricks has been used. The bricks are stacked and bound according to certain rules by using PET plastic steel belt+button-free packaging machine, and loaded and unloaded by forklift. The brick packaging and loading and unloading can be completed by only 2 people/group, greatly saving labor costs. Material cost Industrial products have the characteristics of heavy weight and large volume. The binding materials used in packaging are mainly steel belt, PET plastic steel belt, polyester fiber belt and other heavy packaging belts. Some large non-ferrous metal smelters or wood-based panel plants use steel belt for packaging, which is often tens of tons, even hundreds of tons a year. Therefore, the cost of packaging materials accounts for a large part of the entire product packaging cost. For example, a MDF factory has an annual output of 200000 square meters. The cost of using the 1606 specification French blue steel belt to pack MDF was about 1.3 million yuan per year. Later, it changed to use the 1608 specification PET plastic steel belt to pack MDF. The cost of PET plastic steel belt was about 0.8 million yuan per year, which directly saved the cost of packaging materials by 0.5 million yuan per year. The cost saved is the profit point of the enterprise. The cost of packaging equipment in China, especially the concept of industrial manufacturing 4.0 or 4.0+proposed by the state, production automation and mechanical automation, and the replacement of labor with robots. With the introduction of the new concept, the bosses of the manufacturing industry, looking forward to the beauty of automated and intelligent production without human beings, have set up automatic production lines and automatic packaging lines at great expense, and the good things are always not as good as people want. A large nonferrous metal smelting company in the northwest region invested several million yuan to introduce a full-automatic production line to bundle and pack aluminum ingots. As a result, the entire packaging production line stopped operating for more than a year and changed back to the original manual packaging. There are many reasons. On the one hand, the market of nonferrous metals is low; On the other hand, the operation cost of the automatic packaging line is higher than that of the original manual packaging. Some industrial products manufacturing enterprises blindly follow the trend and have not considered the operation cost of the full-automatic packaging line, the cost of expensive equipment, the cost of customized packaging materials, the labor cost of professionals, and the unfathomable post-maintenance cost. The most important thing is that the enterprises have not fully considered whether their own capacity needs to introduce the full-automatic packaging line. Cost of wear and tear The cost of wear and tear in the early stage of packaging is unpredictable.
Take the industrial products manufacturing enterprises using PET plastic steel belt as a comparative analysis. When some enterprises purchase PET plastic steel strips, their bosses or purchasers blindly pursue the lowest price of packaging materials, while ignoring the inferior quality of packaging materials caused by the low price. PET plastic steel belt of the same specification will have different price points due to different tension, elongation, strength, tear resistance and embrittlement. If the enterprise only pursues the lowest purchase price of the packaging belt, and the supplier is only for the sake of simple business, then the potential risks may be caused by product damage or personal injury. Sometimes it is only for a few cents less, but the loss may be incalculable. However, low-priced packaging materials are not necessarily inferior products. When selecting packaging materials or suppliers, enterprises should fully provide suppliers with relevant information or parameters of products, so that suppliers can provide professional and appropriate packaging solutions, and truly achieve "low cost, high efficiency and more safety".