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Making Flat Pack Shipping an Industry Standard

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: IKEA made flat-pack shipping ubiquitous
Ann R. Thryft   9/5/2013 12:10:44 PM
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Zach, that was my guess, based on previous discussions with you and Greg at DIRAK.

William K.
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Re: Snap assembly is permanent?
William K.   8/31/2013 8:43:57 PM
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@Klaresz1, really, my intention is to be certain that the products we sell are able to be repaired, because one of our claims is that our products are worth repairing. And that has been demonstrated repeatedly, that even some serious customer abuse, our one product line still met specification after it was hit so hard that an MS-PT style connector was sheared off. Installing a new connector and the product was once again working within specifications. 

So really, yes, it is ok for our customers to open our equipment, once they have purchased it. I give them circuit diagrams, descriptions of operation, and calibration check procedures.  Our competitors don't do that.

Klaresz1
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Re: Flat Pack Done Right
Klaresz1   8/30/2013 10:58:27 PM
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Greg, the consumer has to understand the benefit as well as the supplier. Otherwise, your assumption would be correct, albeit sad. They stand to benefit from the lower costs and added benefits.

Klaresz1
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Re: IKEA made flat-pack shipping ubiquitous
Klaresz1   8/30/2013 10:55:22 PM
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Ann, exactly spot on! We're trying to help bridge that gap.

Klaresz1
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Re: Snap assembly is permanent?
Klaresz1   8/30/2013 10:52:38 PM
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William, we have front removal fasteners as well, however the security of such has to be taken into account for the design etc... Don't want someone taking your enclosure apart from the outside. Email me: z.klares@dirak.com

Klaresz1
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Re: Innovative, yes. Secure?
Klaresz1   8/30/2013 10:50:33 PM
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Tj the fasteners are leagues ahead of traditional nut/bolts in terms of strength. Consider the cross section alone. I'm the author and would be happy to discuss any concerns with you. Z.klares@dirak.com

vimalkumarp
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vimalkumarp   8/27/2013 2:41:26 PM
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I agree with you that sometimes cost reduction can have beneficial effects.

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   8/27/2013 2:38:29 PM
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Sometimes cost reduction can have beneficial effects and flat packing is just one example.

vimalkumarp
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Flat pack assembly
vimalkumarp   8/24/2013 8:16:53 AM
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This is a good engineering example how to fine tune little things to inject excellence in the product. Thanks for the post.

Greg M. Jung
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Flat Pack Done Right
Greg M. Jung   8/23/2013 3:40:03 PM
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If done correctly (and not putting excessive burden on the customer), flat pack shipping can be cost-effective and efficient.  However, I'm concerned that some in upper management may use this as a way to cut cost at the expense of customer dis-satsifaction.  Intelligent use of this technique is important.

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