Partitioning: an Overview of the Process

What are the best procedures to follow when providing box partitioning for a particular client? Since our founding in 1968, we’ve done our fair share of business with all different kinds of boxing and packaging companies. We’re familiar with a wide range of particularities and protocols when it comes to supplying individual clients with the partitioning they need. But 40+ years in the business have taught us a thing or two about how best to streamline the process, and that’s the subject of this week’s blog.

Whether a box-maker or product specialist simply gives us the total dimensions of the shipping container, along with the total number of products they desire to be shipped in each container, or whether they send us the actual box itself, our procedure happens generally as follows:  when making the partitioning, we follow the same guidelines as a box-maker would when designing a box. We ask all the same questions: what is the size and shape of the customer’s product? How resilient and/or fragile is the material from which the product is constructed? If it’s corrugated partitioning that a client is requesting, then what particular corrugated flute dimensions are required?

The fact that we specialize in partitioning allows us the considerable advantage of having consistent familiarity not only with the sum total volume inside a container, but also of the possible sub-divisions that comprise it. Generally, after receiving an order, we follow a procedure where we cut, slot, and assemble the partitioning that the customer has in mind. As can be found on our website, we apply a rule of thumb in determining cell-size by measuring outwards from the cell’s center. Then, if it’s fiberboard partitioning we’re assembling, we allow for 1/16” in leeway per cell-space. Otherwise, if it’s corrugated board we’re using, we generally allow for 3/16” in leeway.

As long as our customers have an established track-record, we’re comfortable doing business with both packaging/shipping companies and with manufacturers alike. The fact that we specialize in what we do lets us focus minutely on the exact procedures of what we do. We’re not a one-stop-shop shipping company; we’re experts in a particular field of a vast industry. We tend to think not merely in terms of bulk space alone; we bear in mind the spaces in between.

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