What is Packaging Optimization? The Complex Role of Packaging Defined


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.

5 key trends affecting the Consumer Package Goods industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Private labels have gotten better with packaging and presentation, in addition to value for money. Biodegradable packaging and retrieval of unconsumed products is becoming critical for CPG companies. Supply chain management consumer package goods supply chain CPG supply chain

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Steps to Reduce Packaging Damage


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.

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

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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 chain

What is a Good Level of Forecast Accuracy?

and packaging materials and operate their production with. capacity, raw materials and packaging supplies to be able. Sourcing of packaging. MEASURING. FORECAST. ACCURACY THE COMPLETE GUIDE Authors: Tommi Ylinen – Chief Product Officer, M.Sc.

Can Your Omni-Channel Package Take the Pressure?


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?

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain


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.

Five Food Packaging Mistakes to Avoid

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And they can quickly turn into “bad problems” if you don’t have enough packaging capacity to keep up with consumer demand. Planning for contract packaging? Here is one of the cardinal sins of food manufacturing packaging: not planning for enough capacity.

Package Your Way to Supply Chain Cost Reductions

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There are a number of less well-explored possibilities to consider, one of which is the way in which your company packages its materials and products for transportation. Of course packaging is a necessary supply chain expense, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find cheaper options.

Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing


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.

Why Parcel or Small Package Auditing Is Important for Shippers


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

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips


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.

ECT or Mullen Burst: Which Packaging Works Best in Your Supply Chain?


By Rich Lindgren, Senior Packaging Engineer, Chainalytics If you’re confounded about the relative merits of edge-crush test (ECT) corrugated board vs. Mullen Burst-grade corrugated board from a compression strength standpoint, you’re not alone.

2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions.

Solving the Emerging Market Packaging Puzzle

Supply Chain @ MIT

Packaging shields products from damage and theft, differentiates the brand, and is a source of information for consumers. It also adds cost to the value chain, particularly in fragmented markets where buyers have diverse packaging needs. The Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) has developed two optimization models that help companies find the most cost-effective packaging format for emerging markets.

Keeping Up with Generations: Consumer Packaged Goods

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Consumer packaged goods occupy a large amount of store shelves over a wide range of industries and products. The way generations think and shop evolves over time, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) must keep up with those trends.

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


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.

Five Supply Chain Changes that Prompt a New Off-Season Packaging Workout Plan


The post Five Supply Chain Changes that Prompt a New Off-Season Packaging Workout Plan appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Packaging Optimization Chainalytics Designed for Distribution Distribution Hazards R Rob KaszubowskiWant to connect with a Chainalytics expert? We need just a little information. contact-form-7.

Trends in Food Packaging

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by Shalu Jain Senior Marketing Executive at DCGPAC Emerging Trends in Food and Beverage Packaging The food packaging industry always proves to be highly competitive and vibrant. The post Trends in Food Packaging appeared first on The Network Effect.

Seek and you shall find: The story of a package


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.

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

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percent last year, spending on package delivery services jumped 10 percent [to $86.3 Parcel volumes rose 6 percent last year as online retailers flooded delivery networks with small packages destined for individual consumers in their houses, apartments, offices, and dorm rooms.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

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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.

Report of Key Apple Suppliers Skirmishing Over Control of New Chip Packaging Technology

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High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supplier Collaboration Apple iPhone supply chain Apple supply chain integrating product innovation and supply chain strategy managing delicate supplier relationships SiP technology Supply chain Matters blog system-in-package technology

How IKEA Saves Millions Through Packaging Optimization


The post How IKEA Saves Millions Through Packaging Optimization appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Packaging Optimization What's New Ikea Tom Blanck

Supply Chain Assessment and Packaging Redesign Drastically Reduces Damage for Leading Mechanical Systems Manufacturer


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Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?


Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. Today, packaging is once again getting a lot of attention, and not just for user-friendliness.

Is Your Packaging Too Functional?


By Bob Fiedler, CPP, Fellow, Chainalytics Packaging is designed to contain, protect and communicate. But in some instances, the actual product itself does a better job of addressing these functions all by itself–without introducing complex or redundant packaging.

Crossroads 2016: The Future of Package Delivery

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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 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets


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

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How to Avoid Dimensional Weight Pricing Cost Spike

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Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Guest Commentary Logistics Technologies Packaging Supply Chain Optimization This past June, the largest overnight delivery carriers (FedEx and UPS) announced that they would apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments, effective January 2015.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Drones will have a breakout year — not in delivering packages to consumers, but in the Yard and Warehouse. One of the biggest opportunities to reduce transportation costs and carbon emissions is to reduce the number of trucks required to ship products by developing smarter packaging and product designs. The shift to dimensional weight pricing by UPS and FedEx for all ground packages in the U.S. Well, my big audacious prediction for 2015 did not come true.

Packaging Changes Can Improve Food Assistance Delivery, Study Finds

Supply Chain @ MIT

A study carried out by a team from the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) program, found that changing the type of packaging used in food assistance programs can reduce spoilage, cut costs, and improve the delivery of life-saving shipments.

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

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

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

This is yet another example of how changes in packaging can translate into significant cost savings and sustainability benefits in transportation (see The Better Goal: More Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks? which highlights how IKEA is designing its packaging with shipping in mind).

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package


E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package. E2open's current OTIF package offers: 12 new attribute/metric families that mirrors the building blocks of Walmart’s OTIF scorecard. E2open’s OTIF package is currently being piloted by customers and will be officially released in E2open’s 17.2 alyssa. Monday 3 April 2017. Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open.

The Perfect Amount of Packaging

Inbound Logistics

Sustainable packaging helps shippers’ bottom line and brand as well as being easier on the environment

Parcel Dimensional Weight and Package Density: Breaking Down These Parcel Shipment Rules


Parcel dimensional weight refers to the calculation of a package’s volumized weight, otherwise known as its cubic weight. Part of the reason carriers started using it derives from shippers sending low-weight packages in bulky boxes and excess packaging. LTL Small Package

Does Your Packaging Have the Strong Return Game it Needs?


More so than ever, returns have become a much larger … The post Does Your Packaging Have the Strong Return Game it Needs?

What Hazardous Chemicals Are Hiding in Your Commercial Food Packaging?


However, there’s another aspect to food safety that doesn’t always attract as much attention: commercial food packaging. But the FDA’s recent decision to ban three compounds used in food packaging has sparked increased interest in how the materials used in packaging affects the food inside.