FAQ – Packaging
Can I have a sample made to size first?
Yes, sometimes there will be a small charge for special designs, which is usually credited against your order. We want to make sure that you approve of the sample before we run the order.
How long would it take to do a custom run of boxes?
As little as 5 working days up to 6 weeks depending on the complexity.
What is Litho Laminate? Is it plastic?
Litho laminating entails a poster stock paper that is glued to the cardboard of the box. This paper can have up to a full-color photographic quality print on it without the look of the corrugation of the cardboard. After the poster paper is glued onto the box, we then assemble the rest of the container as per the specifications.
I’ve never bought boxes before, will SCHC be interested?
Of course!! Many of our new customers are first-time buyers placing orders. We try to make it as easy as possible to decide what you want.
Why should I phone SCHC?
Whether you buy boxes once a year or every day, we want your inquiries and orders, and promise you the same reliable service. We give you fast & free quotes.
What size orders are you interested in?
We specialize in custom box runs from 1/2 truck to multiple truck loads.
How many boxes should I buy?
The more you buy at one time, the better the cost-saving is.
Can SCHC make big boxes?
Of course, we can!
Can my boxes be printed?
Yes. We want you to advertise your company and/or your product.
Can SCHC help me to choose the best type (design) of box?
Yes. We have experienced technical sales staff and in-house design facilities.
FAQ – 3PL
How can SCHC help you sleep at night?
We make sure that the issues that flow downhill to supply chain are resolved so orders get out the door on-time and right every time.
How does SCHC maximize capital?
Outsourcing to SCHC allows you to free up capital and assets to focus on your core competencies. In today’s global, technology-driven business climate, maximizing the return on your investment is critical. By eliminating the “brick and mortar” investment of operating your own distribution facility and the associated costs with staffing and overseeing the facility, you can divert capital and other resources to areas that directly contribute to your revenue stream.
WHEN do you need a 3PL?
The logistics industry may have a lengthy history, but the third party logistics (3PL) sector is less than 40 years old. The 3PL industry has evolved over the years to meet the change of customer’s preferences and increased involvement in the logistical process . But the trend of outsourcing logistics services to third parties gained momentum in the 1980s. This shift can be attributed to the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, which deregulated the trucking industry and allowed warehousing companies to easily move into freight management.
In the 1990s emerging global markets led to the popularity of global logistics as companies expanded their product reach. With new worldwide trade zones presenting new challenges for companies that were used to the domestic market, 3PLs closed the gap for logistical services in the marketplace. Supply chains have only increased in complexity, creating more demand for efficient transportation management. Both domestically and internationally, 3PL providers offer integrated logistics services to help shippers address those complexities, and continue innovating today, and into the future as technology like warehouse management systems (WMS) have taken the world of logistics and supply chain to new levels.
If you are ready to take your business to new levels, here are some indicators of when you should consider working with a 3PL:
- You’ve run out of storage space for your inventory.
- You want to offer your customers expedited shipping.
- You want to save money on storage and shipping.
- You find yourself wanting room to grow with your company
- You’re spending more time shipping your products/delivering your services than the time it takes to produce it
How does SCHC Accelerate Product Movement?
It is a frequent misconception that outsourcing will result in a loss of control. In fact, SCHC’s management control along with your management’s attention should actually improve control of your supply chain. Added process control coupled with other efficiencies introduced by SCHC will result in a greater velocity of goods through the distribution point. Accelerated product movement and lower inventories will translate to lower distribution costs and less capital tied up in inventory.
How does a SCHC Open Up New Markets?
Outsourcing with SCHC can enable you to position your product closer to your target markets, provide better service to your customers, and lower your overall costs. These improvements can help open new markets and enhance your competitive standing within your industry.