THEM And then there’s the rest of them
At THEM, we make boxes... tiny, small, medium, big and really big. We’ve been making them since 1974. But today, that’s not all we make. Because your requirements are our goals, we also make it easy for you to manage every dimension of your company’s packaging needs. We make it possible for you to control each phase of the packaging process, from initial design through distribution, all under one roof. And we make space for your company to grow by inventorying your packaging in one of our distribution centers and shipping it… to you or your customers, where and when it’s needed. At THEM, our mission is to be the premier designer, manufacturer and inventory manager of corrugated packaging. Anywhere. To fulfill that mission, we offer you creativity, innovation and personal attention as your one experienced, results-oriented resource partner. THEM is the whole package. And it’s a really nice package.
These are the four phases of THEM’s comprehensive packaging process:
DESIGN. MANUFACTURE. INVENTORY. SHIP. Each phase of our business continues to grow because of our relentless commitment to responding to the needs and expectations of our customers. We don’t focus on our competitors. We focus on you. If your packaging challenge is humanly possible, we’ll make it happen. THEM responds to your unique requirements, whether you need just our design expertise, just our manufacturing and inventorying capabilities, or every phase of our process from conceptualization through physical delivery. That’s the beauty of working with us. Our approach reduces your costs, frees up space and cash flow, eliminates damaged product, provides precise quantities and simplifies your professional life. Choose the whole integrated package or just the phases of our process that matter most to you. It’s your choice, and under your complete control. It’s all so “THEM.”
We design your package
to fit your product
No matter what your range of products may be, THEM works with you to design packaging according to your specifications. To optimize your cost savings through consolidation, we might even think of a few solutions you hadn’t considered. Ultimately, we design your packaging to fit your product. From every possible perspective. We can incorporate elements from a vast array of non-corrugated resources – including chipboard, wood, and plastics like polyethylene, foam and bubble wrap – if they provide the best solution to your needs.
THEM’s highly creative, experienced design engineers work with state-of-the-art, fullservice CAD systems to create die layouts, 3-D representations and physical samples of corrugated. And folding cartons. And foam, honeycomb, plastic and a wide range of other packaging materials. We rigorously test our designs to ensure strength and durability. And our advanced palletization program optimizes your materials’ shipping configurations. In other words, we’ll design a beautiful, strong, efficient package that’s right for your product, your pallet and racking requirements… and the environment.
any size box
At THEM, we practice “cell manufacturing.” Translation: Our state-of-the-art equipment and lean, flexible practices enable us to multitask jobs and keep our manufacturing cost structure low. Our diverse capabilities also enable THEM to achieve something uncommon in our industry: We can manufacture any size box in any quantity, fast. Boxes you can place a toy car in. Boxes you can park your actual car in. Hundreds of boxes in seconds. Thousands of boxes in minutes. Our “super sheet plant” technology features mini to jumbo flexo folder/gluers. Rotary and flat bed die cutters. Labelers. Specialty gluers. Stitching and taping machines. We have every capability to manufacture your cartons, displays, inserts, partitions and any design you bring to us, or that we create together.
Best of all, the manufacturing flow is controlled by THEM’s computerized Inventory Management System. The IMS monitors your on-site inventory levels and re-prioritizes production based on depleted stock. And if your materials aren’t warehoused on THEM’s floor, your new manufacturing job is scheduled at the time of your order. Finally, our enclosed, filtered scrap removal system ensures that our manufacturing practices are safe and environmentally friendly. Because, along with every piece we make, we also care about what happens to the trim. And what happens is, it all gets recycled. That’s how we do things at THEM: fast, lean and green.
keep your packaging
off your floor until you need it
THEM’s comprehensive inventorying capabilities give you room to grow. With several distribution centers throughout the Midwest, THEM has over 750,000 square feet of total space. A majority of this space holds thousands of SKUs’ worth of customer materials, meticulously inventoried in safe, dedicated, identifiable locations. Communication is important throughout THEM’s process, but it’s most critical in this multidimensional phase. That’s why the coordination of your on-site materials is handled by our Inventory Management System.
The IMS tracks your packaging to the last piece based on annual, monthly, weekly or even daily usage, so we can notify you in a timely fashion when it’s time to replenish. The IMS documents actual release quantities and seasonal/cyclical fluctuations. It generates reports that help us build inventory against your expected volume. We’ll hold your inventory for up to 180 days. And since you’re in control of THEM’s process, you pay for the pieces as you release them from our distribution centers. The result? Your materials are kept off your floor until you need them, creating space that can be used to grow your business more effectively. Meanwhile, your inventory at THEM is available at a moment’s notice.
just in time or any time
on time every time
THEM will ship the materials you need, when and where you need them… “just in time,” or any other time. On time, every time. Our distribution responsiveness and flexibility are unparalleled. Because building long-term relationships with our customers is so important to us, we’ll ship any quantity. We’ll ship individual cartons, if necessary. We’ll also ship matched sets, meaning you’ll receive quantities of inner packing – like pads and partitions – to precisely match the number of boxes you order. That way, you’ll have no excess inventory or potential damage. Plus your cash flow and space remain optimized.
THEM also offers “contract packaging.” We’ll fill cartons with your product and ship them wherever you like, including multiple locations. We’ll even backhaul your product, pack it and ship it directly to your customer, saving you a major amount of time, mileage and freight costs. We can do all of this because we have our own fleet of trucks. There’s no waiting for third-party carriers to arrive at our docks. Pinpoint arrival times are routine when you work with THEM because our trucks depart continuously. In fact, there’s one leaving right now.
itâ€™s the glue
that holds everything
There’s one other aspect of our business you should know about. It’s the “glue” that holds THEM’s Design/Manufacture/ Inventory/Ship process together. It makes us a success, and makes you very happy. That’s our commitment to service. We pride ourselves on the quality of service we offer our customer partners. This quality begins and ends with our greatest strength: our creative, passionate people. From our corrugated industry veterans who pioneered “just-in-time,” vendor-managed inventory practices over 35 years ago, to our young recruits who bring fresh ideas to our process every day, we are committed to exploring every possible way to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
Our business has been designed by our customers. We encourage you to give us your toughest design, manufacturing, inventory or shipping challenge. Through a customized process thatâ€™s ideal for your company, THEM will deliver a solution that will proactively help to grow your business. We invite you to visit us to see our process in actionâ€Ś and to experience for yourself how nice our package really is.
16645 Granite Road Cleveland, OH 44137 216 663 3344 2630 Glendale Milford Road Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45241 513 769 9570 www.theminc.com