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John R. Henry

Known as the Changeover Wizard, John R. Henry is the owner of Changeover.com, a consulting firm that helps companies find and fix the causes of inefficiencies in their packaging operations. He has written the book, literally, on packaging machinery (www.packmachbook.com) and is the face and personality behind packaging detective KC Boxbottom, the main character in Adventures in Packaging, a popular blog on packagingdigest.com. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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What do you do when your packaging machine parts are no longer available? Packaging machinery maven John Henry offers answers for three different scenarios.

 

I’ve been in more than a thousand packaging plants through the years. I see lots of new machinery....

Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions and social-distancing requirements, many packaging machine builders are supporting their customers remotely now using a variety of technologies. Here are six options.

 

Most of America may be on lockdown because of the...

Essential packaging plants need to keep in running. But how can you ensure employee safety in this time of COVID-19? An organizational system like “5S” is more important than ever. Implementing 5S can help prevent transmission of the disease between workers. In some...

Before you set up your next packaging line, consider these pros and cons of monobloc packaging machines: container control and floorspace, and flexibility and maintenance.

 

Monobloc packaging machines combine two or more major functions in a single machine...

Flexible packaging is heavily into the salty snack market. Impulse sales of salty snacks soar at convenience-stores-connected-to-gas-stations. Packaging machinery wizard John Henry wonders, “Will Frito-Lay still need all its vertical form-fill-sealers when electric cars...

Cloud, fog, edge: What’s in it for you?

The internet connected people. It allowed them to share all kinds of data in all kinds of ways. The Internet of Things (IoT) allows internet-connected devices to communicate directly. The IoT uses Artificial Intelligence (AI...

Packaging robotics advocate and changeover wizard John Henry didn’t see everything he wanted to see at the recent Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019 show. But he witnessed these noteworthy developments you should know about.

 

I used to be able to walk the entire Pack...

Packaging machinery, robots and engineering expert John R. Henry reports on the cool stuff he saw at recent automation and materials handling events.

 

Packaging Digest should know better than to send me to the Automate/ProMat show. It’s like giving...