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.

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.

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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. Congratulations! You’ve designed a spectacular product your customers are sure to love.

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.

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.

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.

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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 have come a long way since the digital age.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Partner with Suppliers to Reduce Packaging Costs

Industry Star

Implementing a Plan for Every Part to organize packaging information can help reduce the time and costs of receiving parts from your suppliers. Follow this 4-step game plan for optimizing supplier packaging.

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

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 chain

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.

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.”.

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

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.

Is your packaging prepared for clamp handling?

CHAINalytics

By Rob Kaszubowski on May 15, 2018 The growing popularity of clamp-truck handling in supply chain operations can reduce labor and help accelerate product distribution, but it can also apply extreme horizontal forces on your products’ packaging. Is your packaging designed for clamp handling?

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?

The Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Shines During the Pandemic

Enterra Insights

One of the unexpected consequences of the pandemic is a new appreciation by consumers for shelf-stable foods and other consumer packaged goods (CPG) products. Colin Stewart, Executive Vice President of Business Intelligence at Acosta, notes, “All industries are feeling its effects, but brands and retailers in the consumer packaged goods industry are among those on the front lines of this fight.

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. Biodegradable packaging and retrieval of unconsumed products is becoming critical for CPG companies. Supply chain management consumer package goods supply chain CPG supply chain

Packaging FAQs in beauty – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

As one of the more contentious issues in sustainability, we took on packaging for our first digital meetup. Q: Is the footprint of recycled packaging materials less than virgin materials? . Q: What is your ‘ultimate’ material packaging choice?

How to Avoid Recalls Due to Product Packaging Errors

Loftware

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

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.

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?