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Packaging Automation Benchmark Study Vol. 3

January 29, 2014

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Packaging Automation Benchmark Study Vol. 3

AUTOMATION in PACKAGING


Volume 1 - April 2008 (Packagers)


Volume 2 - August 2008 (Machine Builders)


Volume 3 - December 2008 (System Integrators)


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Vol. 3: System IntegratorGuide

System Integrator Guide
Digital EditionSystem Integrators Play CentralRole in Packaging Automation
This third and final installment of the Automation in Packaging BenchmarkStudy focuses on system integrators, and the role they play coordinating projects for packagers, equipment builders andautomation suppliers. Packaging is a specialty that manufacturers in virtually every industry must address. ControlEngineering and Packaging Digest set out to investigate this dynamic market through the Automation in Packaging BenchmarkStudy, a three-part, year-long research project conducted by Reed Research Group. This 360° overview of the state ofpackaging automation reveals the technology, market drivers and business issues affecting packagers, equipment builders andsystem integrators. System integrators are a small, but influential group that provides hands-on help for system design,manufacture and installation. They also offer multi-industry insights to help packagers obtain the optimal solution forautomating their production.

Research Results: Volume 3 – System Integrators (click on each category below to downloadresults)

Packaging Digest andControl Engineering have conducted a comprehensive research study addressing the technology, market, and business issuesaffecting the state of packaging automation. This is the third and final wave of a three-part study conducted in 2008. Thisthird installment of the Automation in Packaging Benchmark Study focuses on system integrators and the role they playcoordinating projects for packagers, equipment builders and automation builders. This report is an executive summary of thestudy results, providing an overview of key findings related to system integrators, types of automation and customer buyingbehaviors that influence their services.


This reportprovides graphical depictions of survey data covering system integrators: roles of integrators, where the can offerexpertise, types of automation equipment used, and important aspects of automation now and over the next five years.

This detailedfindings report provides graphical depictions of survey data covering how packagers decide to hire system integrators and howmuch leeway the integrators have in designing and assembling an integrated packaging line.

This detailedfindings report provides graphical depictions comparing survey data gathered from all three surveys, comparing responses frompackagers, machine builders and system integrators.

Included in thisreport are: a brief profile of the respondent audience; importance of automation when selecting system integrators;satisfaction with the integrators; and the role of automation in packaging processes over the coming years.

Vol. 2: Machine Builders (published in August2008)

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Research Reveals PackagingMachine Builders Outlook and Influences
With an economic value of nearly $133 billion annually inthe U.S., packaging is big business, so Control Engineering and Packaging Digest set to investigate this dynamic market. The2008 Packaging Automation Benchmark Study is a year-long, three-part research project that reveals the technology, market,and business issues affecting packagers, machine builders, and system integrators. In Volume 2, research results and analysisfocus on the machine builders–who they are, what types of automation they typically provide on their products, how customersinfluence what automation features are standard or optional, and the impact packaging is expected to have on their businessnow and in the future.

Vol. 2: Machine Builders (published in August2008)

Packaging Digest andControl Engineering have conducted a comprehensive research study addressing the technology, market, and business issuesaffecting the state of packaging automation. This is the second wave of a three-part study. The first focused on thepackagers themselves; Volume 2 focuses on the machine builders. This report is an executive summary of the study results,providing an overview of key findings related to machine builders’ demographics, types of automation incorporated into theirmachines and customer buying behaviors that influence their products.


This detailed findingsreport provides graphical depictions of survey data covering machine builders’ automation profiles, including: types ofautomation equipment used, Ethernet application, and important aspects of automation now and over the next five years.

This detailed findingsreport provides graphical depictions of survey data covering machine builders’ automation buying behaviors based on customerinfluence, including: brand specification, design collaboration, and system integration.

This detailed findingsreport provides graphical depictions of survey data covering machine builders’ demographics, including: size, location, andglobal footprint.

Included in this reportare: a brief profile of the respondent audience; importance of automation when selecting machine builders; satisfaction withmachine builders; and the role of automation in packaging processes over the next 1-3 years.

Vol. 1: The role of packagers (published in April 2008)

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Research Reveals Changing Role ofPackagers
With an economic value of nearly $133 billion annually in the U.S., packaging is big business, so Control Engineering andPackaging Digest set to investigate this dynamic market. The 2008 Packaging Automation Benchmark Study is a year-long,three-part research project that reveals the technology, market and business issues affecting packagers, machine builders,and system integrators. In Volume 1, research results and analysis focus on the packagers– who they are, how they do and donot automate, and what obstacles and opportunities they face.

Research Results: Volume 1 – Packagers: Click on Each Category Below to DownloadResults

A summary ofkey findings from Volume 1 – Packagers, including who they are and what they do (both as individuals and companies), levelsof adoption of automation, their challenges / barriers to success, and opportunities for improvement. For a commentary on thestudy overall, see “Communication &clarity” and “Bring on the jetcars.”

Volume 1 surveyresults covering number and type of packaging lines, extent of changeovers, and extent and type of automation used, includingindustrial networks.

Volume 1 surveyresults covering Packager demographics, including geography, years in business, and annual expenditures in automation.

Volume 1 surveyresults covering obstacles to packaging line optimization, including internal hindrances to automation, use of preferredvendor lists, and vendor practices. For an analysis of the data, see “MarketChallenges.”

Volume 1 surveyresults covering how automation products and suppliers are expected to change, and the most desired automation productfeatures and attributes. For an analysis of the data, see “Opportunities forImprovement” and “FutureProspects.”


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