Well here goes... I just had to respond defending loaders. I mean loading 4 trucks at a time with God only knows how many bulk stops... 225 pph, bricked in and you expect the loader to stop and tape every package that is opened or compromised.
I mean, yeah if the loader can then he/she does...but truthfully, just walking the belt for four tucks takes time, not to mention loading docs (if your lucky enought to have them), placing packages in sequential order and acounting for bulk stops. By the time you have located the one tape gun on the belt and it has made its way either up it or down it to you... 10 of your packages have passed you on the belt.
If you want you loader to tape every package, then provide her/him with a tape gun (a working one would be grand). Instead of filling out a report on your loader (we aren't Fed Ex!)... try requesting tape guns for all loaders... better yet have a working
and filled tape gun on every truck!That way it could be incorporated easily into a spare moment.
Have to agree that terrible packing accounts for proabably 75% of the opened or compromised packages that I see come down the belt. This is soooo true of e-bay ilk... reusing and reusing and reusing boxes.
Plus whoever came up with using regular tape on 70 # plus boxes.. geesh they have heavy threaded tape for this purpose.