Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

Cerasis

A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern. The post Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

What’s *Your* Company’s Packaging FAQ?

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Or they may want to attain … The post What’s *Your* Company’s Packaging FAQ? Blog Packaging Optimization Chainalytics Rob Kaszubowski Smart Packaging Design Supply Chain Sustainability

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The “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry

QAD

It is amazing to see what the packaging industry has accomplished during the peak of the COVID-19 health crisis in terms of supporting essential businesses. COVID-19 Disruptions Faced by the Packaging Industry. Many packaging companies have become inundated with orders.

Understanding the Total Cost of Packaging to Boost Supply Chain Profitability

CHAINalytics

If you’re looking to reduce your cost of goods sold (COGS) and increase profitability, it may be time to review your packaging designs and systems. Many companies see packaging cost as just a small piece of their total COGS involving only the actual packaging materials used, but this mindset leaves a lot of money on … The post Understanding the Total Cost of Packaging to Boost Supply Chain Profitability appeared first on Chainalytics.

Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

PLS Logistics

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. These products support our daily lives, and proper transportation strategy is crucial for CPG companies to have goods delivered on-time. Blog consumer packaged goods cpg cpg shipping

The Shift Towards Personalized & Sustainable Packaging

Loftware

Your product packaging communicates many things from your company’s image to product and safety information. Not only are you dealing with the customer and regulatory requirements for packaging , but you also need to keep with smart and sustainable packaging trends. Not only is there a social corporate responsibility playing into the increase of sustainable packaging, but there are also regulations impacting the industry.

Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand. The packaging industry is one of intense competition, so individual manufacturers have to keep up. The packaging market is very dynamic.

Product Packaging Ideas to Reduce Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability! Reducing packaging costs can have a huge influence on your business’ overall profit, hence it’s worthwhile taking time to find the right packaging solution for your companies specific products and customers needs.

Logistics Companies

LeanCor

Does Your Logistics Company PFEP? Creating standard ordering processes is crucial for a logistics company to provide value to its customer. It’s the foundation for planning inventory levels, packaging, storage, delivery frequency, routes, cell and equipment layout.

Why Using Reusable Packaging Can Be the Most Effective Way to Save Time and Money in Your Global Supply Chain

Cerasis

Reusable packaging may be the one most effective way you can manage your costs better. It seems that no matter what industry you are in there is more and more buzz about the advantages of using reusable packaging and rightfully so. Using Reusable Packaging Is The Right Thing to Do.

Why Parcel or Small Package Auditing Is Important for Shippers

Cerasis

However, some continue to refute audits, but take a look at what could be going on in your operation without small package auditing. Shippers May Be Overpaying, Which Affects Small Package Auditing. Shippers pay up to 5 percent more when small package auditing is not completed, explains Jared Fisher of PARCEL Media. As a result, the overall cost of shipping a small package may be significantly lower than originally determined. Small Package

5 key trends affecting the Consumer Package Goods industry

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha In my recent conversations with the CPG industry executives, regardless of the company, there are several common themes and trends that bubble up. Private labels have gotten better with packaging and presentation, in addition to value for money.

The Missing Supply Chain Perspective in Packaging Decisions

Talking Logistics

About a decade ago, I visited a packaging facility operated by a contract packaging provider. The facility would receive bulk quantities of goods from a leading consumer goods manufacturer and package them into different clamshell units (10-count, 30-count, 50-count, etc.) An obvious question popped into my head: Why not have just one party, either the contract packaging provider or the 3PL, do both the packaging and the distribution functions?

3 Risks Facing Consumer Packaged Goods Companies in 2019

River Logic

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3 Strategies to Reduce EPS Foam in Your Packaging System

CHAINalytics

By Rob Kaszubowski in Protective Packaging on September 06, 2018 Three actionable ways to reduce your company’s reliance on expanded polystyrene and environmental footprint in the plant and throughout the supply chain.

Packaging plays critical role in supply chain management

Loftware

Product packaging goes beyond a box, playing a key part in everything from product handling to brand representation. For most companies this affects more than sales, most importantly supply chain management and product traceability.

How the Right “Big and Bulky” Packaging Solution Can Save Millions in Supply Chain Costs

CHAINalytics

Companies specializing in big and bulky consumer products — e.g., furniture, water heaters, washers and dryers, lawn mowers, etc. The costs associated with transportation, damage, and packaging can add up quickly and hinder bottom line growth. However, this doesn’t … The post How the Right “Big and Bulky” Packaging Solution Can Save Millions in Supply Chain Costs appeared first on Chainalytics.

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

When you’re looking for ways to benefit your company’s supply chain, you probably look for ways to reduce time or costs in various departments. But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products. What Is Package Optimization? Top Reasons You Should Optimize Your Packaging.

The Importance of Network Design to Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Company Supply Chains

The Network Effect

It is important to recognize that a Consumer Packed Goods (CPG) company’s network determines its supply chain efficiency and customer satisfaction. Designing an optimal supply chain network means the network must be able to meet the long‐term strategic objectives of the company.

The Importance of Network Design to Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Company Supply Chains

The Network Effect

It is important to recognize that a Consumer Packed Goods (CPG) company’s network determines its supply chain efficiency and customer satisfaction. Designing an optimal supply chain network means the network must be able to meet the long‐term strategic objectives of the company.

How & Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Packaging for Ecommerce Orders

ShipBob

When it comes to understanding how customers interact with ecommerce brands, packaging is by far one of the most ubiquitous elements. This is great for business, but with all of this spending online comes another cost: more packaging waste, and therefore a growing environmental impact.

Can Your Omni-Channel Package Take the Pressure?

CHAINalytics

By Darren Jorgenson | Practice Leader, Packaging Optimization, Chainalytics Small parcel packaging requirements are very different from those of packages transiting traditional brick-and-mortar supply chains. The post Can Your Omni-Channel Package Take the Pressure?

Consumer Good Companies Direct to Customer

Logistics Viewpoints

Global parcel logistics firms have launched groundbreaking new distribution channels to offer Consumer Goods (CG) companies access to the traditional markets in places such as Latin America. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Guest Commentary Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Visibility

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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Chainalytics’ Sustainable Packaging Solution for Global HVAC Company Wins Supply Chain Sustainability Award

CHAINalytics

Specifically, the company was … The post Chainalytics’ Sustainable Packaging Solution for Global HVAC Company Wins Supply Chain Sustainability Award appeared first on Chainalytics. Feature Packaging Optimization Press Release package redesign packaging consultants packaging consulting Packaging Engineering Sustainable Packaging

Supply Chain Packaging and the Circular Economy

Enterra Insights

Refilling and reusing packaging was much more of a norm back then than it is today. That situation could be changing as consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are experimenting with reusable packaging. Refillable and reusable packaging is part of product design element aimed at bringing the world a bit closer to a sustainable circular economy. ” She adds, “It’s an exciting step toward reducing the use of disposable packaging and cardboard boxes.”

Seek and you shall find: The story of a package

DELMIA Quintiq

I reach home to find a familiar yellow note in my mailbox: My long-awaited package has arrived, and a neighbor has kindly kept it for me. I was relieved to get my package safely – many others have had pretty bad experiences! This package was placed under a bucket.

Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Consumer Goods Logistics

You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies.

3 Benefits of Using an Outsourced Small Package Auditing Company

Cerasis

Small package and parcel shipping charges can account for up to 5 percent of a shipper’s total expenses, reports Gary Oswald of PARCEL Media. However, more shippers are taking advantage of the benefits of outsourced small package auditing. Outsourced Small Package Auditing is Faster Than In-House Audits. Some shippers may feel they have the time and resources available to audit small packages. More packages equal more invoices and audits.

Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

20Cube Logistics

Packaging is an ever-evolving process. According to Per Engelseth’s thesis on ‘The core role of packages in a logistics network’, “The basic objective of logistics is concerned with the provision of goods to an end-user and four main activities are involved in this provision of goods.

Six Best Practices in Packaging and Labeling to Improve Supply Chain Integrity

Loftware

As companies expand their supply chain to include new partners and new regions, they need better visibility to ensure quality and react faster to events.

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

AFFLINK

Considering the overall supply chain when making packaging decisions will help to reduce costs. Evaluating how packaging moves across the entire supply chain will help you to design structurally sound packaging supplies that will eventually save money for the end user.

Blog: Bristlecone S/4NOW for CPG is Now an SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution for SAP S/4HANA

Bristlecone

Bristlecone S/4NOW for CPG is Now an SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution for SAP S/4HANA. Bristlecone IP and industry-specific components of our proven methodology have been pre-configured and pre-packaged in S/4NOW for CPG, yet they remain customizable.

Fresh Product Packaging for Home Delivery Success

CHAINalytics

Federal regulations and evolving consumer tastes are driving food manufacturers to continuously update their product packaging. One manufacturer enlisted the help of Chainalytics’ packaging consultants to successfully rebrand more than 200 SKUs and roll out new packaging with minimal waste.

The Importance of Network Design to Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Company Supply Chains

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

It is important to recognize that a Consumer Packed Goods (CPG) company’s network determines its supply chain efficiency and customer satisfaction. The post The Importance of Network Design to Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Company Supply Chains appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog Consumer Products Network Design Retail