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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.

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.

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


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

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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

Crunched for Warehouse Space? Think Packaging!


By Eric Carlson | Senior Packaging Consultant, Packaging Optimization | Chainalytics The recent onslaught of e-commerce demand in the U.S. Think Packaging! Blog Packaging Optimization Supply Chain Operations Chainalytics Eric Carlson Warehouse Management

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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

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.

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

The Network Effect

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Crossroads 2016: The Future of Package Delivery

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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.

Doing Secondary Packaging in the Distribution Center

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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

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

Supply Chain Matters

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 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.

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).

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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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.

Getting Packaging Costs Down to Size

Inbound Logistics

Sustainability and cost savings are driving shippers to reduce packaging waste

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

The Network Effect

The post The Importance of Network Design to Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Company Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect. A customer shops the refrigerated section of a supermarket. Her satisfaction depends on the efficiency of the supply network.

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


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Bring More to the Table with Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

Deliver on-time Food & Beverage Inbound Manufacturing Product Flow Packaging Supply Chain Warehousing & Distribution ManagementEvery supply chain is subject to the vagaries of fickle consumer demand and seasonal ups and downs. But, when it comes to stocking store shelves and freezers, managing seasonality in the food supply chain is an even taller order. Seasonality manifests itself as a challenge to the food & beverage supply chain from two key […].

13 Small Package Shipping or Parcel Shipping Best Practices


According to Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, 71 percent of shippers believe the greatest focus for small package shipping is cutting costs. Meanwhile, 37 percent are concerned with their ability to meet delivery timelines, and the ability to track and trace packages has become part of the equation for most customers and 85 percent of shippers. Yet, shippers can reduce costs in small package shipping by following these best practices. Consolidate Packages Where Possible.

Cold Chain Logistics Delivers for the Healthcare Industry

Ryder Exchange

For example, 3PL providers versed in the healthcare cold chain logistics can provide suitable solutions, including thermal or insulated packaging; refrigerated trucks or reefer cars; and temperature controlled warehouses or other storage facilities.

Procter & Gamble’s Supply Chain Control Tower

Logistics Viewpoints

Business Intelligence Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Logistics Technologies control tower Procter & Gamble supply chainProcter & Gamble (P&G) has one of the best supply chains in the world. But when their top supply chain executives talk about supply chain management, it can be hard to understand what they are talking about. P&G has rather forgone talking about supply chain systems and instead talks about their investments in analytics. They […].

The Holidays are Coming; Are FedEx, UPS, and the USPS Ready?

Logistics Viewpoints

An estimated two million packages were delivered late, which really doesn’t make for a happy customer. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Retail Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Transportation Warehousing

Supply Chain Synchronization: Matching Supply and ACTUAL Demand

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