Best Buy is utilizing new technology to use less waste and speed up the processing time for online orders. This is especially important with the holidays around the corner!
Using this new technology, WCCO writes that “when an order is processed, a scanner takes a 3D image, then cuts cardboard to the exact size it needs to get a perfect fit.” They also make sure that there’s some extra room around the item and “a cardboard lip to protect corners from falls.”
Chief Supply Chain Officer Rob Bass spoke with WCCO and mentioned that because of this new way of packaging they’re able to fit more packages into trucks. This puts fewer trucks on the road and fewer planes in the air, which is better for the environment. All of that on top of the fact that there will be less cardboard waste.
I think this is a great idea on Best Buy’s part to utilize this technology and I personally think that other companies should follow suit!
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