28 Mar
2018

PackAssist gets a prize at packaging awards »

We were present at the NL Packaging Awards. Our software application PackAssist was nominated in the category innovation and technology.

06 Nov
2017

Predict the number of pallet spaces in complex situations »

Bart van Dijck, project manager at FPC, didn’t have to think twice about what he thinks is the most important added value of the new StackAssist Multi Stage module:
“It makes sure that

19 May
2017

Smart Customization: StackAssist® always fits your logistical process »

Tools for loading optimization are often designed for standard situations.

01 Apr
2017

Automatically take customer demands into account while loading »

Bart van Dijck, project manager at FPC, is very happy with the StackAssist Exception Module.

12 Jan
2017

3 situations where loading sequence can make the difference »

It is a question that is easily overlooked by warehouse staff and managers: how do I determine the optimal loading sequence for transport? The difference it can make later on in the process

03 Jan
2017

“Volume reduction remains most important trend for 2017” »

Also this year we asked CEO Johan Faes to have a look in his crystal ball. He came to the conclusion that volume reduction will stay a very important topic in 2017.

22 Dec
2016

RFID: automatic identification with opportunities for logistics »

In this last article from 3 about PackStatus we will emphasize RFID.

28 Oct
2016

PackStatus®: act proactively when things are about to go wrong »

Every time you prepare your goods for transport, uncertainties can occur. After all, you never know exactly where and in which state your products are.

25 Oct
2016

Empowerment of the working floor put to practice »

Giving employees on the working floor tasks and responsibilities that were only done by mangers in the past.

20 Oct
2016

StackAssist® helps with Pick to box »

In most companies order picking is one of the most labor intensive processes in the warehouse. On top of that it is also a crucial process: every mistake gets directly to the customer.

21 Sep
2016

Palletizing software goes beyond boxes »

6 loading plans and stacking orders you never thought of yourself
“Palletizing software calculates where a product or box is placed on a pallet in the most optimal way.

10 Sep
2016

PackStatus®: minimize uncertainty during transport thanks to Internet of Things (IoT) technology »

Every time you prepare your goods for transport, uncertainties can occur. After all, you never know exactly where and in which state your products are.

26 Aug
2016

Why loading optimization is more than smart stacking »

It is crystal clear, optimized loading of products saves money.

15 Jun
2016

Augmented Reality (AR) in the packaging world: a look at the future »

Altough Augmented Reality sounds like a term from the future, it is not a new term. More and more companies make use of this revolutionary, digital technology.

29 Apr
2016

Lean principles - packaging

Lean and packing: 5 eye openers »

Nowadays a lot of companies completely embrace the Lean management philosophy.

28 Apr
2016

Big data supply chains

FPC en CQM combine forces for Big Data analysis in supply chains »

FPC beyond packaging and CQM work together in the area of Big Data analysis in supply chains. By cooperating, synergy is achieved when solving supply chain questions at customers.

12 Apr
2016

The underestimated advantages of load planning software »

When people speak about load planning software tools, the perception often is that the most important goal is to load in the most optimal way, to minimize transport costs.

23 Feb
2016

Food for thought – Impact of packing »

FPC beyond packaging advises on packing from a broad perspective, across the total supply chain.

20 Feb
2016

Smart Packaging

Smart Packaging: Real-time info on the status and location of your products »

What is exactly meant when we talk about Smart Packaging? Smart Packaging is the concept of using an intelligent packaging that communicates on its own and proactively about the packaging an

16 Feb
2016

AtlasCopco Scope Packassist

“Packaging Alignment Worldwide” at Atlas Copco »

Atlas Copco is worldwide market leader in the area of industrial productivity solutions.

19 Jan
2016

What happens to an OEM without an integral packaging policy »

Recently I came into contact with the owner of a machine factory that delivers indirectly (as a 2nd tier supplier) to a large airplane manufacturer.

12 Jan
2016

amazon warehouse

Coping with the logistical tangle of Amazon »

Amazon.com is the largest online retailer in the world and had 18 distribution centers in Europe at the end of 2015.

20 Dec
2015

doos op maat machine

“Box on demand”-machine versus stacking tools »

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A “box on demand”-machine scans the measurements of every order and cuts a box to the smallest possible size.

24 Nov
2015

value drain

Why packaging is often an invisible value drain »

In many industrial and medical markets we see that not the price, but the service level (SLA) and Total Cost of Ownership are becoming a much more important part of the total deal.

20 Nov
2015

Printmodule PackAssist

End-to-End branding thanks to print module PackAssist »

When you are a high-end or retail brand, you know that branding is essential. A consistent image can only be built by doing the same thing in the same way over and over again.

22 Oct
2015

verpakking service parts

Top 8 problems regarding packing industrial service parts »

On a daily basis FPC comes into contact with companies that have challenges in the area of service logistics. Remarkably often comparable issues occur at these companies.

19 Oct
2015

voorspellen transportkosten

Our customers tell: “predictability is key in saving on transport costs” »

Logistical managers and engineers often hear that they have to reduce transport costs.
This is easier said than done.

10 Oct
2015

SKB StackAssist

Case study: 37% saving on transport costs »

SKB Europe distributes American plastic and aluminium cases all over Europe and is based in the Netherlands. They send numerous shipments on a daily base.

27 Aug
2015

Do what you do best and outsource the rest

Fourth Party Packaging? »

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Lots of companies are used to working with so called 4PL (fourth party logistics).

25 Aug
2015

Volumereductie verpakking

Philips Healthcare saves millions on transport costs by applying volume reduction »

1.5 years ago FPC started with the worlwide deployment of the webbased application PackAssist within the logistics and returns/repair supply chain at Philips Healthcare.

01 Jul
2015

Model DOA Costs research

Successful seminar at FPC: “DOA costs even higher than originally thought” »

On Tuesday June 16 FPC hosted a presentation of the latest DOA research executed by the University of Groningen.

12 Jun
2015

Eric Ermstrang Philips FPC

VLM breakfast session at Philips Healthcare: “Defect on arrival – every company’s nightmare” »

On Thursday June 11 members of the Logistics Management Association paid a visit to Philips Healthcare in Best (the Netherlands). From 7.

02 Jun
2015

Supply Chain Mapping

Supply chain mapping helps saving packaging cost »

When you look at your supply chain with a packaging view, what catches your eye? Do you recognize the number of re-pack moments, the amount of air that is being transported, the unclear la

01 Jun
2015

Nobleo logo

Nobleo improves efficiency of consolidation »

Our customers tell…
This time: Anton Hendriks, Process Improvement Consultant at Nobleo Manufacturing
 
Efficiency of consolidation
The efficiency of the unpacking process at a h

31 May
2015

Stackassist logo

Box stacking and pallet loading – How can I professionalize? »

Bad stacking of boxes and pallets can lead to disastrous effects
It seems so basic and easy: efficiently and properly stacking boxes with products, on a pallet or in a container.

24 Mar
2015

Supply chain efficiency at Philips Healthcare

FPC connects UPS and improves supply chain efficiency at Philips Healthcare »

Mid-2014 FPC optimized and secured the supply chain regarding packaging at Philips Healthcare with the implementation of PackAssist.

19 Dec
2014

FPC introduces DOA calculator »

FPC has developed a tool to quickly make an estimate of the effect of a DOA reduction on an organization: the DOA Calculator.

07 Nov
2014

FPC presents at ‘Grenzeloze Logistiek’ summit 2014 »

18 November 2014 the ‘Grenzeloze Logistiek’ (borderless logistics) summit 2014 takes place.

01 Oct
2014

Thematic session “E3 Packaging” at Flemish institute of logistics (VIL) »

One of the partners within the project “Grenzeloze Logistiek” (borderless logistics) is the Flemish institute of logistics (VIL).

11 Sep
2014

Dinalog thematic session: ‘A well organized packaging process’ »

On the 23rd of September 2014 the event “A well organized packaging process” will take place at Dinalog in Breda.

11 Jun
2014

Faes Group Contributes To the High Tech Discovery Route »

From the 18th to 24th May, 2014 Dutch Technology Week in Brainport, Eindhoven Region
Take a look behind the scenes of one of the High Tech companies in the Kempen? That is possible on Saturd

11 Jun
2014

FPC Implements Packaging Tool Packassist at Philips Healthcare »

FPC has implemented the Packaging Tool PackAssist® at Philips Healthcare and is currently in the middle of the testing phase.

17 Apr
2012

Visit the FPC seminar at Dinalog, free »

On 24 May a breakfast seminar will be held at Dinalog, in Breda. The subject is “25% more profit through packaging improvements”.

11 Apr
2012

DOAs

FPC publishes research: “25% more profit from focusing on DOAs” »

FPC has researched the costs involved in Dead on Arrival items, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel.

13 Mar
2012

PackAssist 1.0 live »

Version 1.0 of PackAssist was recently launched. This version of PackAssist offers the means to select the correct packaging solution for every product.

27 Feb
2012

PackAssist interface with Ship it Smarter »

Both PackAssist and Ship it Smarter are generating a lot of interest at the moment.