Who knew that making a small change to a shipping box could have such a big impact? Cook Medical’s Matt Palmreuter did.
As a senior packaging engineer, Matt analyzes and evaluates the corrugated cardboard boxes that we use to ship our products. These boxes play a bigger role in the healthcare supply chain than you might realize and are an aspect of the business that Matt takes very seriously.
Over time, Matt realized that improving our shipping boxes could be a source of savings. He resized two of our commonly used boxes. Small changes to the dimensions of the box created a lower shipping weight that, in turn, saved shipping costs. Lighter boxes also create less waste.
We’re excited about seeing the impact that this change is making. Once we’ve collected enough data on how much cardboard we’re saving, we will share the results with you here on our blog. Stay tuned.
And the next time you open a box from Cook Medical, know that the box is just another example of how we’re doing what we can to lower healthcare costs. By recycling the box, you can do your part to help us reduce our footprint on the environment.