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"The global supply chain has been significantly impacted by COVID-19," according to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing and packaging at AFFLINK, the sales and marketing organisation for distributors in the US

Forward-Thinking Package Engineering Ignites Grill Manufacturer’s Success

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Perfect Packaging Design!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Product Packaging Ideas to Reduce Costs! Packaging design article and permission to publish here provided by Donald Fomby. Packaging can be a deal-breaker for many customers. So, if you are preparing for new packaging design or redesign, a very important process awaits you.

Pivot from B2B to B2C with Retail-Optimized Packaging

CHAINalytics

For those of us in the industry, we knew … The post Pivot from B2B to B2C with Retail-Optimized Packaging appeared first on Chainalytics. Supply chains have been front and center since the start of COVID-19.

Test E-Commerce Packaging to Mitigate Shipping Hazards

CHAINalytics

As COVID-19 accelerates the rise of online sales, the specialized role of e-commerce packaging becomes harder than ever to ignore. Beyond presenting your product to the consumer, e-commerce packaging has an even more important job – protecting the product from the hazards of its journey.

A Big Picture Approach to Optimizing Packaging Costs

CHAINalytics

Your packaging material suppliers can be useful resources to lean on when optimizing your material spend. But a more holistic perspective on your packaging needs and supply chain network can yield more significant savings. Editor’s Note: This post explains how a common approach to cutting packaging costs should be part of a broader package optimization … The post A Big Picture Approach to Optimizing Packaging Costs appeared first on Chainalytics.

Product Development and Packaging: Succeed Together From the Start

CHAINalytics

Now it’s time to give it the finishing touch: Design packaging that will protect this innovative money-maker through transit and make a bold statement the moment a buyer lays eyes on it. It may … The post Product Development and Packaging: Succeed Together From the Start appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Packaging Optimization Supply Chain Consulting packaging consulting Packaging Design Packaging Engineering product development product lifecycle management

The Role of Packaging in Improving Product Ratings & Customer Satisfaction

CHAINalytics

Some of the biggest players like Amazon even allow you to sort products by average customer … The post The Role of Packaging in Improving Product Ratings & Customer Satisfaction appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Feature Packaging Optimization Supply Chain Consulting Damage Reduction Dim-Weight Dimensional Weight E-Commerce e-commerce packaging ecommerce packaging Last Mile Delivery omnichannel packaging OOBE out of box experience Package Design ratings and reviews

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.

The “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry

QAD

Register here for an upcoming webinar where I will cover an in-depth overview of the “new normal” in the packaging industry. 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. Before we enter this “new normal”, let’s look at what has already changed in the packaging industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. Before we enter this “new normal”, let’s look at what has already changed in the packaging industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Disruptions Faced by the Packaging Industry. Many packaging companies have become inundated with orders. The “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry.

3 Key Steps to Improving Packaging Efficiency

CHAINalytics

An organization’s packaging operation provides an excellent starting point for driving warehouse efficiencies and should be considered as a major contributor to your supply chain performance. Packaging inefficiencies often lead to a number of issues that can quickly accumulate into a hefty bill. Here are a few steps your organization can take to avoid costly … The post 3 Key Steps to Improving Packaging Efficiency appeared first on Chainalytics.

Streamline Packaging by Integrating with Product Distribution

Kane is Able

This is called secondary packaging and it’s very expensive for manufacturers to constantly adapt their production lines to create this multitude of packaging configurations. So, they lean on outside resources to streamline packaging.

Steps to Reduce Packaging Damage

CHAINalytics

By Bob Fiedler | Principal Associate & Packaging Engineer, Chainalytics Our last packaging blog explored packaging’s form and function: containment, protection and communication. However, some shippers may not be aware of the myriad problems and hazards their packaging and products can encounter during the distribution cycle. The post Steps to Reduce Packaging Damage appeared first on Chainalytics.

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. If you are a seasoned packaging engineer or work in a packaging-related industry–maybe manufacturing corrugated … The post What is Packaging Optimization?

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.

Sustainable Packaging is Here to Stay!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable Packaging article and permission to publish here provided by Erich Lawson. Eco-friendly packaging! Well-known brands all over the globe have made slight modifications to their packaging to cater to conscious and educated consumer needs. Let’s have a closer look at why sustainable packaging is beneficial. Here’s a Look at the Importance of Sustainable Packaging: Sustainable Packaging is Easily Disposed. Sustainable Packaging is Biodegradable.

Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

PLS Logistics

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. Blog consumer packaged goods cpg cpg shippingThese products support our daily lives, and proper transportation strategy is crucial for CPG companies to have goods delivered on-time. Shippers struggle with numerous challenges to meet the retailers’ compliances and often suffer supply chain disruptions. It is critical to have a properly […].

Chainalytics Joins the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (April 30, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, is excited to announce that it is an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) which supports vendors in certifying their products under Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging certification program.

Taking Packaging Manufacturing to New Levels with Digital Technology

QAD

When it comes to the packaging industry, the “digital technology” term often conjures up visions of 3D software, eye-catching labels or unique packaging design that makes engaging digital marketing tools for con sumers.

Keeping Sustainability at the Forefront of Packaging Manufacturing

QAD

This consumer pressure means packaging manufacturers need to keep up their sustainability goals and plans to survive the disruptions of today and thrive and succeed tomorrow. . More sustainable packaging solutions are being designed and some formulas now use less raw materials.

Three Tips to Drive Cost Savings Through Your Packaging Strategy

CHAINalytics

| By Alex Turner | Consultant, Packaging Optimization | Chainalytics | Anyone involved in supply chain management and packaging can recognize the importance of cost savings when it comes to their packaging costs. However, it can often be very tricky to determine where to begin and how to make a difference in such a tight … The post Three Tips to Drive Cost Savings Through Your Packaging Strategy appeared first on Chainalytics.

Defining Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

SupplyPike

Learn about: The definition of consumer packaged goods The types of CPGs What the CPG marketplace looks like Top trends in the CPG industry. Consumer packaged goods (CPG) describe merchandise that has to be reloaded frequently, as opposed to items that can be replenished after longer durations. Consumer packaged goods have come a long way since the digital age. The post Defining Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) appeared first on SupplyPike - Supply Chain Simplified.

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. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. Freight air freight packaging

Why Parcel or Small Package Auditing Is Important for Shippers

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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

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

Could your package be delivered by taxi? Cabs in San Francisco are delivering packages in their trunks using an application called FlyWheel and manufacturers are experimenting with Uber. Some of the packages on the trucks moving right now are the first shipments of Metrics that Matter. Details matter. Execution is essential. …it might make a difference on what is under your tree. In 2014, ecommerce strategies grew in importance.

Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Solutions for Manufacturers

ivalua

Redwood City, CA July 10, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a pre-packaged suite of solutions for manufacturers. The new packages span the full source-to-pay process for all spend categories including direct materials, MRO, assets and tooling and indirect goods and services. With pre-packaged best practices tailored to their needs, they can now start realizing value faster than ever.”.

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?

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. Unfortunately, many packaging manufacturers can’t confirm order acceptance as quickly as they’d like simply because they lack transparency. As a result, most packaging manufacturers struggle with delivery reliability and high inventory levels.

Blockchain & Packaging: How Can Technology Improve a Supply Chain’s Packaging Strategy?

CHAINalytics

| By Eric Carlson | Senior Packaging Consultant | Chainalytics | There has been a lot of ‘buzz’ in the media lately around “blockchain” or “blockchain technology,” and so I thought I would share my perspective on how this new technology will impact packaging and some specific supply chains. First, a primer on blockchain … The post Blockchain & Packaging: How Can Technology Improve a Supply Chain’s Packaging Strategy?

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

CHAINalytics

By Rob Kaszubowski, Packaging Engineering Manager, Packaging Optimization Practice Clients come to Chainalytics’ Packaging Optimization practice for complex reasons: Some want to be sure they are choosing the right materials for their primary or secondary packaging to avoid or reduce in-shipment damage, improve customer service levels or reduce returns. Or they may want to attain … The post What’s *Your* Company’s Packaging FAQ?

Strategies for Efficient and Optimized Packaging

Clear Spider

Packaging is not just in a box or carton anymore. The packaging industry […]. The post Strategies for Efficient and Optimized Packaging appeared first on [link]. Best Practices efficient optimize packaging reduce wasteRather it is a coordinated system of preparing goods for safe, cost-effective, and efficient movement throughout your whole supply chain. It is in the middle of a design transformation.

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

There was a time, not so long ago, when packaging was simple. The post Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Simplified & Sustainable Supply Chain Logistics packaging shipping sustainability sustainability in the supply chainBrands created products, stuck them in boxes stuffed with an obscene amount of Styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap, then sent them off along their distribution path.

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. Reusable packaging goes far beyond just reducing packaging costs. It can affect five key areas of your business in addition to reducing your packaging costs up to 90% in some cases. Using Reusable Packaging Is The Right Thing to Do.

Why You Need to Optimize Food Packaging for Shipping

All Things Supply Chain

It takes a unique brand of intuition and planning to get the world’s… General Supply Chain Management packaging shipping supply chain managementThe supply chain industry is vast, complicated and yet strangely rewarding for those who work in it.