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Views from Corner Offices – Tiered Suppliers and Lowering Maintenance Costs

In this series of interviews with senior managers, I explore how the supply chain affects total cost of ownership of packaging technology.

Allpax started life as an engineering organization that outsourced its manufacturing. Managers found that outsourcing manufacture of their equipment did not achieve the level of quality and delivery they set themselves.… Continued »

Views from Corner Offices – Lowering Packaging Machine Maintenance and Operating Costs (Part 2)

In Part 1 of my interview with Ernie Newell, vice president and general manager of Ossid, a division of Pro Mach, Ernie discussed how relationships with supply chain partners help packaging machine OEMs lower the overall lifecycle cost of a machine.

In Part 2 of this interview, Ernie and I discuss how packaging machine OEMs can work directly with customers to ensure lowest overall maintenance and operating costs.… Continued »

Views from Corner Offices – Lowering Packaging Machine Maintenance and Operating Costs (Part 1)

With much of the attention focused on developing high-performance, price competitive packaging machines, what are machinery OEMs doing to lower the maintenance and operating costs of their equipment after the sale? This is the first in a new series of interviews with OEM general managers on striving for lowest total cost of ownership for their customers.… Continued »