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As everyone knows, being mobile is now more important than ever. Not being tethered to a desk can be the difference between making a sale and being the runner-up. Having the ability to buy on the go can be a huge advantage and that is why the Wisconsin Department of Administration has designed and rolled out a new app for WISBuy users. The new app Jaggaer is available in the Apple App store as well as the Google Play store. The app allows you to make purchases using your PCard just as if you were in the WISBuy Marketplace on your computer. Check out the video below to see how to download the app!

Currently, all hosted catalogs and the following punchout catalogs are available through the mobile app: CDW-G, Dell NASPO, Dell State, Fastenal, Ferguson, Grainger, Medline, Henry Schein, HP Inc., Lenovo, McKesson and Staples. CLICK HERE to view the DOA pdf.  

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We are also very happy to see our Rayovac batteries in the Jaggaer WISBuy PCard Marketplace!

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For help setting up your account please CLICK HERE

 

 

According to Packworld, "The American Forest & Paper Association has announced that a record 67.2% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2016." This is great news for the packaging industry!
As you would imagine, paper is one of the most important materials in packaging and used throughout the shipping process in varying amounts by every company. Some of the most common uses for paper in packaging are printed purchase orders, skid labels, box labels, packing slips, and box filling material.Recycle-Paper

Since 1990, the American Forest & Paper Association has been tracking the paper recovery rate. In 1990, "the paper recovery rate measured 33.5%." While 67.2% is still a significant increase from the 1990 baseline. AF&PA member companies are hoping to reach their goal at least 70% U.S. paper recovery rate by 2020 as part of the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative.

AF&PA Board Chair and Clearwater Paper Corporation President and CEO Linda Massman says, "paper recovery for recycling helps extend the useful life of paper and paper-based packaging products, making it an integral part of our industry's sustainability story." Due to the commonality of paper and paper-based products in packaging, the recycling efforts are an integral part of staying sustainable.

To view the rest of this article please visit:

https://www.packworld.com/article/sustainability/recycling/us-paper-recovery-rate-reaches-all-time-high

Opportunities Incorporated is proud to be a member of The Association for Contract Packagers & Manufacturers. Through our membership to this trade organization we are able to gain useful industry insights to allow us to better serve you, our customer.

It can be a big deal when deciding to outsource work to a contract packager. A lot of questions can come up right from the beginning, such as What level of quality can be provided? Can they meet our turn times? Who do we choose? Where do we even start?

To help get you started, The Association for Contract Packagers & Manufacturers came up with a list of reasons you may want to consider selecting a contract packager:

- No available in-house equipment or expertise for a particular job

- Geographically separated facilities could serve the product better for national distribution

- Non-standard packaging requiring special machinery or labor intensive work is specified

- Product may more economically be shipped in bulk to a distant market, then unit packed locally

- Short-term requirement that may be better served by specific experience or equipment you don't have

- There's a warehouse full of a product that needs re-working to make it saleable

- There's a corporate downsizing in personnel, facilities or both

This is a great list that you should keep in mind when deciding whether or not to consider selecting your next contract packager.

Please visit https://www.contractpackaging.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3287 to see the article this list originally appeared in. CLICK HERE for more content related to contract packaging or HERE to request a quote.

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Opportunities, Incorporated has been fortunate to have served our state agencies' battery needs in Wisconsin for a little over a year through the State Use Program. This program allows Opportunities, Incorporated to be the exclusive alkaline battery supplier for all state agencies throughout Wisconsin. These agencies include the Department of Corrections, Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources and many more.

The program is truly special because it provides another means to meet our mission of serving individuals with barriers by providing training opportunities. Over the past year the State Use Battery program has allowed us to create jobs for three to five Wisconsin Citizens with disabilities per week. These individuals have been able to receive an average of 15 hours of training per week through the Battery program.

Powering Wisconsin

Over the past year, Opportunities, Incorporated has served our state by shipping out more than 97,000 co-branded Rayovac batteries in twelve packs to numerous customers throughout Wisconsin. The State Use Battery program has also allowed our organization to serve Wisconsin Citizens while meeting the needs of state and municipal customers in Wisconsin who believe in our mission.

 Total Battery Cells Shipped to Date -  97,944
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