Ranked as the nation’s leading manufacturing journalist and a contributing editor for more than 300 publications annually, TR Cutler, Inc. President & CEO Thomas R. Cutler, has been writing extensively about manufacturing for more than ten years. According to Cutler, “The dynamic stories of manufacturers create a bounty of interesting and important business strategies.” Cutler is a proud member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, and American Society of Business Publication editors.
In Plant Services magazine, leading manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, profiles the importance of returnable shipping containers. According to Cutler, “It is not often that returnable shipping containers are considered an aspect of delivering highly efficient and cost-effective solutions for maintenance and asset care requirements. The result of using reusable containers increases plant and warehouse availability, reducing plant downtime. The best implementation of sustainable packaging involves Lean and continuous process improvement including plant overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), while reducing maintenance costs.”
Folding bulk containers, industrial totes and metal storage bins are used over and over again within a facility or between a supplier and a customer. They can be used thousands of times. These bulk boxes are much cheaper in the long term when compared to buying cardboard boxes and wood crates every time that product is shipped. Savings can be observed in the per-piece packaging cost. The upfront investment in returnable packaging might cost more, but savings can be realized quickly through repeated use (the same bulk containers, metal bins and totes are used over and over), labor (no more box assembly), material-handling (fewer moves from stackable containers), quality (fewer rejects due to damaged packaging), and floor space (plastic and metal containers can stack very high).
About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. (trcutlerinc.com) was founded by Thomas R. Cutler a decade ago. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium™ in the 1999. This extraordinary group of more than 3500 journalists worldwide is writing about trends, data, case studies, profiles, and features in the manufacturing and industrial sector. Cutler has worked with thousands of media outlets to expand manufacturing media coverage.
Cutler has authored more than 2,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals including most of the leading monthly trade publications.