Change is vital in any of the industries that wish to survive in this fast-moving world. But then the need for constant innovation and successive results are also required to give back to the community the best they can. Speaking of change, there are some crucial upgrades in almost all of the sectors where machines are slowly taking over human workforce. There is one significant sector where only human intervention seems to be the only way to get the job done. And that is the packing industry.
When the topic comes down to packing industry, there sure are some questions raised as to how can it be improved and also are how it can be up to moving providers offering the most efficient service. Needless to say, the moving industry sure has got some difficult shoes to fill to live up to the citizen’s expectation. In a study that was conducted a while back states that about 46% of the total Americans tend to move from one place to another within a year. (http://avrickdirect.com/homedata/?p=31, January 21, 2015). Now that we have these statistics on hand, let’s analyze these numbers and how can it benefit the providers in North America. So let’s get started.
- Food regulation
- Moving or packing of commodities is the one primary concern of people who use the movers and packer’s services whether or not their food or edible items are kept in the proper conditions.
- It will vary in the future as newer technologies are coming into the limelight giving people a much better service in the packing of the edible commodities.
- Such technologies involve the safe storage of such kind of commodities in proper temperature regulated storage compartments where the product stays fresh for a prolonged period of time.
- Biodegradable packaging
- It is quite often seen that while packing various items, there is a lot more of plastic materials that are being used up to keep the commodity safe during transport. E.g., bubble wraps or foam, etc.
- These kinds of packagings tend to harm the environment and are non-biodegradable and cannot be recycled or reused. Hence there are new solutions which need to come out soon to protect our environment.
- These solutions involve using starch and other organic compounds plastics where they tend to degrade over a shorter period without causing any damage to the environment.
- Smart packaging
- The future of packaging seems to be a compact scenario where one would have to think twice as to how most shipped items needs to be packed to maximize spaces with transportation carriers
- Solutions exist and are being suggested to all companies that sole business purpose is to carry items all through North and South America. More work needs to be done but it is a work in progress.
- By maximizing the allocated space inside a container/box/trailer that allows creativity with human workforce to process all orders in the most efficient manner. Amazon Prime have focused a lot on using smaller boxes to ship items to customers just because of smart packing of items within that smaller box.
- Do it yourself videos available on youtube can also provide visual tools on how to effectively pack items properly and how to allow shippers to utilize smaller boxes to ship more items.
- Robots helping in packing?
- Yes, robots can facilitate and expedite the process of packing commodities in packing boxes. But then when it comes down to the packing and mover’s industry, robots are still far away in comparison with humans. However, artificial intelligence is gaining speed and will eventually be able to use a logical approach to packing without human intervention.
- Robots are used in the constant wrapping of cartons of boxes in plastic, but then packing of individual items can be a task exclusively left for humans.
WE can assume that robots aren’t yet set to take over the task to packing home furniture and loading it into a truck, which comes to say that movers can be assured to have a job for the next few decades. Unless cybernetic organism are soon to come out of manufacture mimicking human movement, it is less likely that Cyborg will ever replace humans when it comes to relocating homes across the planet.