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?

CHAINalytics

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

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

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.”

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

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.

[Infographic] Product Packaging Helps Drive Better Sales in the World of E-Commerce

Cerasis

Package of a product is the cynosure of the whole drama, it is very important to concentrate on it as equal as the product marketing. Especially when it comes to the e-commerce platform, packaging plays a vital role on itself. As online shopping is completely occupied to human psychology in the present era, the package or the outer appearance of the product can boost your sale. So good packaging is the key factor to increase the sale rate.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Kroger launching reusable packaging partnership for grocery e-commerce

EFT

Kroger and Loop will pilot a new reusable packaging system, enabling customers in select markets to purchase more than 100 products from leading consumer brands that have been redesigned with durable containers. The Kroger Co.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

Abivin

Introduction This brewery company has a long history of 129 years of development with 22 subsidiaries and 5000 employees. They kept its traditional recipe for beer with the help of modern technology and highly qualified staff to grow into one of the leading brewery companies in Vietnam.

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

MHI Annual Conference: Drone Applications in Supply Chain Beyond Package Delivery

PINC YMS

"Commercial Drone Interest is Exploding, While Applications Inside and Outside the DC Are Here Now, before Package Delivery".

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Changes in packaging result in ROI for F&B products

Loftware

If you work for a food and beverage company, you may have noticed something about your competitors. Every few months, one of them changes the box artwork on their packaging.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] Right out of college, I worked at a logistics company in Atlanta. 04:37] Tell us about the world’s largest company. The company searched for smart people who understand what the next new technology will be. We wanted to find a company that could go global if needed.

Packaging Postponement: A Game Changer for F&B Companies

Inbound Logistics

Positioning product packaging downstream in the supply chain offers food manufacturers varied selling opportunities

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The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

Cerasis

DIM weight is calculated by multiplying the length, width, and height of a package and then dividing that result by a special number known as a “dimensional weight divisor,” “DIM divisor,” or “DIM factor.” Go big or go home Almost everyone has received a package stuffed with paper , bubble wrap, air pillow, and even Styrofoam peanuts surrounding an item that could have safely been packed into a carton half the size. Freight Claims Small PackageAre You Packing for Success?

Collaborative robots driving big productivity gains for consumer packaged goods companies but adoption currently low

EFT

No subsector of automation in the packaging industry is maturing like cobots, according to a new piece of research. While growth is projected, PMMI’s survey found cobot use in packaging, remains relatively low with just 10% claiming adoption. From a return on investment point of view, 78% report that whether it be a decrease in labor cost or an increase in output, cobots directly increase their company’s earnings.

A Quick Guide to Make Picking & Packaging More Efficient

Cerasis

Warehouses are an integral part of most industries – but order fulfillment can take a lot longer than is strictly necessary if your picking and packaging processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. If you’re trying to make your process more efficient, here is a quick guide to help you improve the picking and packaging stages of order fulfillment. Take a Look at Your Process How long has it been since you updated your picking and packaging process?

5 Parcel Challenges You Can Overcome to Transform Your Small Package Shipping and Crush the Competition

4WL Consulting

When you are running a small to medium-sized business and regularly ship small packages and parcels, you face certain challenges that your larger competitors do not have to overcome. Can you have your packages picked-up or delivered after business hours or on the weekend?

The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company

Cerasis

They are the percentage of orders delivered to the right place, at the right time, in the proper condition, in the right package, with the right documentation, to the right customer, with the correct invoice and in the correct quantity. This includes flexible solutions that allow the logistics infrastructure to meet market fluctuations, and it serves as a safeguard for established companies looking for a way to stay competitive as more startups increase.

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