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Material Handling for Aerospace Manufacturing

Material Handling for Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace material handling often faces many challenges. Aerospace engineering is a branch of engineering that concerns itself with the design, development, testing, and production of aircraft, spacecraft, and related equipment and systems. There is a vast difference between aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering. While aerospace engineering focuses on designing both aircraft and spacecraft used within…

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Just in Time : A 2022 Take on A Timeless KanBan Methodology

Just in Time : A 2022 Take on A Timeless KanBan Methodology

KanBan is an inventory control system used in just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing. The system, which Toyota industrial engineer Taiichi Ohno developed, borrows its name from colored cards used to track production and make orders for new shipments and materials. KanBan advocates the use of visual cues to prompt appropriate action required to ensure a process is…

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2022 Supply Chain Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies

2022 Supply Chain Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies

Although “supply chain” didn’t make the cut for word of the year, it has become a household word. No one really thought about how products arrived on grocery shelves or at retail stores — until they didn’t. The thought that an item might not be available was unheard of. Today, most people know the role…

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The Space Management Solutions You Can Implement Right Away!

The Space Management Solutions You Can Implement Right Away!

Space management solutions are an area of strong focus in the commercial space. Just think of the office that hasn’t had a reorganization since it was established or that empty warehouse that hasn’t been used for years because there is no room to stockpile items for shipping. More space in a business or warehouse means…

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Sustainable Agriculture Practices: From Harvests To Grocery Store Shelves

Sustainable Agriculture Practices: From Harvests To Grocery Store Shelves

Everyone hears about sustainable agriculture, but few people know what it is. Agricultural sustainability is the idea that farming should maintain or improve the environment, support healthy food, provide meaningful income for farmers, and create jobs. That sounds like a lot to ask of farming, but sustainable agriculture is easier than it sounds. Farms can…

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8 Top Bakery & Bread Trends We Love in 2021

8 Top Bakery & Bread Trends We Love in 2021

Who doesn’t think of donuts when they hear the word bakery? We smell the coffee and see the bakery & bread trays lined with those circles of goodness. While we enjoy our sugary circles, more of us are focusing on eating healthier. There’s even a National Donut Day — June 4, 2021. According to an…

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Recycling and Reuse: A Newer and Better Approach to Sustainability

Recycling and Reuse: A Newer and Better Approach to Sustainability

The universal truth is that the well-being of humans is often directly linked to how healthy the environment is. As such, environmental sustainability has become vital. And as with corrugated plastic containers, what better way of upholding that circular efficiency than by recycling and reuse?  Defining Recycling and Reuse  Before venturing into how recycling and…

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Meet Ken Beckerman – President of Flexcon Container Corporation

Meet Ken Beckerman – President of Flexcon Container Corporation

Ken Beckerman wasn’t the first President of Flexcon Container Corporation, but he certainly took the company under his wing when he arrived. Flexcon provides Containers, bulk boxes, plastic pallets, dividers and dunnage for virtually any need to most any type of medium and large business. It sells new and used containers that can completely transform the…

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How the perfect container can help optimize your supply chain.

How the perfect container can help optimize your supply chain.

The COVID-19 crisis is making everyone think differently about supply chains these days. From the C suite to main street, people have been reminded of the importance of a robust and secure flow of goods. As the immediate considerations get worked out and the toilet paper returns to our shelves, companies are moving from recovery…

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6 WAYS THE WRONG CONTAINERS CAN COST YOU

6 WAYS THE WRONG CONTAINERS CAN COST YOU

When it comes to your company’s containers, you really do get what you pay for. So while you may feel good about how much you saved going the bargain route, you may end up getting more than you bargained for—and not in a good way. Even if things go smoothly on the conveyor or they…

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INTRODUCING THE FIRST FULLY-INTEGRATED ASRS TOTE SOLUTION

INTRODUCING THE FIRST FULLY-INTEGRATED ASRS TOTE SOLUTION

Totes are the backbone of your automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS). If you stop and think about it, everything in your production and your supply chain is riding on them. That understanding led Flexcon to take a holistic approach in developing the first fully-integrated ASRS tote system. Now you can get a system of…

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Flexcon supplies medical containers to field hospital at Chicago’s McCormick Place during pandemic.

Flexcon supplies medical containers to field hospital at Chicago’s McCormick Place during pandemic.

For Ken Beckerman, it all came down to one picture of McCormick Place, Chicago’s expansive convention space, wall to wall with hundreds of makeshift hospital rooms constructed to meet the expected wave of corona virus patients. With it was a thank you letter emailed from a customer he’d never met for a container delivery he’d…

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