Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand.

What is Packaging Optimization? The Complex Role of Packaging Defined

CHAINalytics

By Rob Kaszubowski | Packaging Engineering Manager | Chainalytics When I first began my career in the packaging industry, I thought “packaging and supply chain optimization” was just a fancy collection of words, pulled together to impress supply chain leaders and executives.

Chainalytics Reduces Cost and Carbon Emissions through Packaging Optimization for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Implementing a New Packaging Solution, Chainalytics Provides Razor Manufacturer Savings and Sustainability Improvements Packaging, while easy to overlook, has a profound impact across the entire supply chain, for it touches almost every aspect of the organization.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, manufacturers talked about customer-centric supply chains, but were afraid to aggressively adopt ecommerce strategies. Manufacturers, today, are aggressively pursuing e-commerce strategies. Could your package be delivered by taxi? Details matter.

How to Avoid Recalls Due to Product Packaging Errors

Loftware

Logistics Regulatory FDA Supply Chain Manufacturing Artwork ManagementWhat's the key to saving money in labeling-related processes?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. manufacturing.”

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. Former McKinsey analyst Markus Zils adds, “The circular economy aims to eradicate waste — not just from manufacturing processes, as lean management aspires to do, but systematically, throughout the life cycles and uses of products and their components.

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.

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.

[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. Manufacturing Supply Chain

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?

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

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. Package optimization of your products for supply chain management can actually save your companies both time and money. What Is Package Optimization? If you’ve never heard of package optimization before, don’t worry — most manufacturers haven’t.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. “A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing.

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5 key trends affecting the Consumer Package Goods industry

Kinaxis

Private labels have gotten better with packaging and presentation, in addition to value for money. Competition is using pricing or niche assortments as a means to compete with branded manufacturers. Supply chain management consumer package goods supply chain CPG supply chain

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service. But, how do manufacturers turn their focus to the customer experience?

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry is experiencing a global boom, and this is the very reason that modern manufacturers need a great ERP solution to improve efficiency. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing Supply Chain

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Have To Say About Manufacturing?

Cerasis

We’ve discussed several of the myths and solutions to enhancing the current state of American manufacturing. Take a moment to watch this video and think about what it means to “Vote Manufacturing.” So, how do you identify a manufacturing vote? manufacturers.

Direct-to-Consumer – Creating Additional Supply Chain Complexity for Manufacturers

CHAINalytics

| By Kyle Ous | Manager, Packaging Optimization | Chainalytics | Direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales, a component of e-commerce, continues to emerge as a viable business strategy for manufacturers exploring potential areas for increased revenue by reducing volume to third party sellers, traditional retail stores, and e-tailers. Blog Packaging Optimization D2C Direct-to-consumer End-to-end Supply chain Inventory Positioning Omni-channel marketplace

The Top 3 Reasons for Label & Packaging Errors in Food Manufacturing

NC State SCRC

This week’s guest blog is from Marvin Magusara, who contributed insights into an area often maligned… packaging! The role of packaging is an important contributor to total cost of ownership, as it also impacts cube on trucks, inventory storage, product safety, regulatory compliance, and customer satisfaction. Global Vision is one of the industry leaders for packaging and labelling quality control for the food, pharmaceuticals and consumer products industry.

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.

Chainalytics Improves Food Manufacturer’s Green Initiatives with Packaging Redesign Strategy

CHAINalytics

Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to lower … The post Chainalytics Improves Food Manufacturer’s Green Initiatives with Packaging Redesign Strategy appeared first on Chainalytics.

Doing Secondary Packaging in the Distribution Center

Consumer Goods Logistics

Products go through many stages as they work their way through the supply chain -- from the inbound flow of raw materials to manufacturing to primary packaging to secondary packaging to the warehouse to final delivery. packaging

4 Infographics Showing How Technology Is Transforming Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

This year looks like it's going to be one of the most innovative years for manufacturing technology. Purchasing and supply executives predict that the global manufacturing industry will continue to expand. and Chinese manufacturers. manufacturers.

Chainalytics Provides Packaging Solutions for Major Motorcycle Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Partnership with Chainalytics Packaging Optimization Team Helps Leading Motorcycle Manufacturer Safely Deliver a New Product Launch One of the most popular subcultures in America centers around two wheels and a love for the open road.

Integrate Product Packaging into Distribution Center Operations

Consumer Goods Logistics

Specific consumer products look exactly the same when they roll off the manufacturing line. Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies often outsource product packaging to outside contract packagers, adding a costly and time-consuming step between manufacturing and the distribution center.

The Impact of B2B E-Commerce on Manufacturers and Distributors.

Cerasis

Ultimately, B2B entities are experiencing dramatic impacts on distribution and manufacturing for several key reasons. In the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) grew to dominate the manufacturing and warehousing industries. E-commerce grew 10.2

The Importance of Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

They rush out to get it, only to notice that the package it shipped in is damaged and looks sloppy. Not a big deal, until they open it up and realize that the product packaging is […]. The post The Importance of Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Manufacturing to Market global expansion packaging FulfillmentImagine your customer has been waiting for the delivery of a long-awaited product and it’s finally on their doorstep.

How to Eliminate Expendable Packaging in 2017

Loop Supply Systems

How to Eliminate Expendable Packaging in 2017. We spend a lot of time talking about packaging. A lot of time. Packaging is a strategic element to any competitive supply chain. Reducing expendable packaging from his supply chain. Transition packaging.

Friday in 5: Selling The Empty Space Inside Retailers’ Packages

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Retailers are learning to monetize the empty space inside packages; billions of pounds of meat are piling up in U.S. For Sale: The Empty Space Inside Your Packages. More than 25 retailers have listed slots for sale in their packages in the weeks since the new UnDigital service website went live. domestic package business. The company said its average daily package volume was 19.1 Retail Supply Chain friday in 5 fulfillment manufacturing news retail

Improved Packaging Strategy Greatly Reduced Product Damage for Leading Medical Equipment Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

In a recent project, a leading medical equipment manufacturer dealing with high damage rates engaged Chainalytics’ Packaging Optimization team to design a best-in-class packaging solution to allow for safe handling, transport, and damage reduction.

Overseas Manufacturing Challenges for Domestic Companies–5 Reasons You Need to Own Your Packaging

CHAINalytics

Blog Packaging Optimization What's New Oversees Manufacturing Packaging Materials Cost Packaging materials quality Packaging Transformation

Rethink Your Packaging Supplies: 3 Everyday Personalization Ideas

AFFLINK

To start, one clear takeaway is that personalized packaging works. Read on to learn how you can apply personalization to your packaging supplies. As an inexpensive addition to packaging (i.e., Packaging personalization presents a great opportunity for B2B and B2C firms alike.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps.

Stop the Single Customer Mindset: Modern Ways to Promote a Manufacturing Business

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a quick primer on the things small to medium size manufacturing companies can follow to promote their business. We write content for manufacturers and those around the supply chain industry in logistics, transportation, and more. Manufacturing: With Running a Manufacturing Business.There is A Lot to Focus On. For manufacturers, it is never a good idea to stay in the single-customer mindset. Manufacturing Marketing