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Totes and Containers in the News Top 10 Trends in Totes, Bins and Containers for 2020 Annual test verifies cleanliness of corrugated shipping containers Other Voices: Three insights reusable packaging management can help uncover Flexcon unveils new divider systems, AS/RS totes Freedonia: Omni-channel retail will boost demand for material handling containers More Totes and Containers News Overcoming the Challenges of AGV Implementation Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 2pm ET All Resources As the receptacles used to move products or store them in the warehouse or DC, totes, bins and containers have been evolving right along with their users’ businesses. Driven by the uptick in e-commerce, the national labor shortage and the influx of automation in the warehouse, this evolution incorporates everything from private-labeled totes to wheeled bins to reusable containers. “We’re getting a lot of different requests coming at us from many different directions right now,” says Ed Granger , director of sales at Quantum Storage Systems. Some want clear bins, others are looking for reusable containers, and still others want their storage systems to be color-coded to enable easier picking and packing. “Interest in these and other features picked up in 2019, and we expect that to continue into 2020,” he adds. Trends to watch With the warehouse as a whole undergoing some major redevelopment right now, it makes sense that the storage receptacles used within and outside of its four walls would be experiencing a metamorphosis of their own. Here are 10 trends the tote, bin and container manufacturers say are transforming the industry right now. Bins you can see through. Clear bins came of age in 2019 and will likely remain popular well into 2020. Granger says that Quantum first started making clear bins about 10 years ago, and they’ve since become the company’s fastest-growing product […]
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