A prominent manufacturer of dietary supplements recently partnered with WDSrx for their specialized supplement bottling program. The client required customized bulk packaging and labeling service solutions in order to get their product wrapped and sealed on time to meet demands of a major national retailer. Multiple logistics services at WDSrx including packaging and labeling go beyond traditional 3PL capabilities.
The bulk packaging and labeling process for this product was specifically for a warehouse-type retailer specializing in bulk sales. Each unit consisted of three supplement bottles. Specialized equipment was utilized to efficiently produce these retail product sets.
The process began at the end of the bottling line, where products were grouped together in sets of three bottles per package and loaded into the tunnel. The bottles were then moved along the conveyor belt into a wrapping machine. This all-in-one packaging machine wraps and seals items on a single continuous conveyor belt. A clear plastic sheet is stretched over the bottles as they move along the line, followed by heat application with pressure to seal the three bottles into a single packaging unit.
As each set of bottles continues the journey, a second piece of equipment cuts and shapes the wrapping for a secure seal around the bottles. The finished unit appears at the end of the machine into a sorting bin. Then, a packaging technician moves the products from the sorting bin into a cardboard box for storage and outbound shipping.
This process is repeated until all products are wrapped, sealed, and packed. The boxes are then carefully stacked on pallets to be shipped to multiple retail locations. “The advanced equipment used for this program increases customized packaging efficiency by driving a high quantity of bottles through the machine simultaneously.” says WDSrx Production Manager Cristian Correa.
The retailer requiring this customized supplement packaging solution preferred large quantities to be stored and shipped as necessary for easier distribution and better sell-through. WDSrx manages the entire process from receiving bulk product, bottling, customized packaging and labeling and order fulfillment. The results save time and increase productivity for clients and their retail accounts.