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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

Packaging Automation is Becoming a Reality for Supply Chains

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The post Packaging Automation is Becoming a Reality for Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix. Automation Blog Supply Chain Efficiency kuebix tms packagingThe development of technology within supply chains has accelerated significantly in the last year.

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Data-Driven Packaging Solutions: Prepare for Success with the Right Directions

CHAINalytics

Taking your packaging system to the next level? Blog Feature Packaging Optimization Supply Chain Consulting data-driven Packaging Packaging DesignYou’ll only get there efficiently if you know the facts. Sure, you can rely on hard data – the numbers don’t lie, right?

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic

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Think of the role that packaging plays in your life. Packaging is everywhere. And as COVID-19 has changed the world permanently in so many ways, from how we live to how we work, it has changed packaging too. Here’s how packaging manufacturing has evolved during the pandemic.

Forward-Thinking Package Engineering Ignites Grill Manufacturer’s Success

CHAINalytics

However, the package design also needed to make sense from the standpoint of protection, distribution, and sustainability. Feature Packaging Optimization Success Story Ecommerce ecommerce packaging OOBE out of box experience packaging consulting Packaging Design Packaging Engineering

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.

Outsource or Keep In-House: How to Make Your Next Package Engineering Project a Reality

CHAINalytics

If the time has come for a revamp of your packaging systems, you may be weighing the pros and cons of outsourcing. Bringing in consultants, especially for the first time, has its own set of considerations.

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.

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.

A Guide to Personalized Packaging!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Perfect Packaging Design! Personalized packaging article and permission to publish here provided by Jasof Mac. We believe that it has been established that thoughtful, personalized packaging resonates with the consumers. The post A Guide to Personalized Packaging!

Trends 2021: Consumer Packaged Goods

Enterra Insights

One of the few bright spots during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector. Consumer Packaged Goods Trends. According to experts from Acosta, a sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, health, well-being, and safety will remain at the top of grocers’ priority lists this year. We believe future recessions will have a more positive impact on package food consumption.”[7]

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.

Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

GlobalTranz

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. The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar.

Sustainable Packaging: A Challenge and Opportunity for Food Manufacturers

QAD

Ever since consumers started purchasing goods commercially, the ways in which products are packaged determine how most food manufacturers differentiate themselves from the competition. To this day, many products are identified and referred to by their 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.

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

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. COVID-19 Disruptions Faced by the Packaging Industry. Many packaging companies have become inundated with orders.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Online boom makes oversized packaging unsustainable

IT Supply Chain

Business Development Manager for packaging solutions, Quadient. The post Online boom makes oversized packaging unsustainable appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Jo Bradley (pictured). Industry Talk

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?

Blockchain Technology Helping Packagers Improve the Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

This type of technology can be used for a variety of applications in a wide… General Inventory management Supply Chain Management blockchain blockchain technology deliveries IBM Maersk packaging Provenance shipping supply chain transparency Walmart

Top 5 Labeling and Packaging Artwork Trends for 2021

Loftware

This past year we’ve experienced unprecedented change across the globe due to COVID-19. Not only did it change the way we interact, shop, travel, but also how we work.

Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance

IT Supply Chain

Business Development Manager for packaging solutions, Quadient . The post Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Jo Bradley (pictured). Industry Talk

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.

Defining Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

GlobalTranz

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

GlobalTranz

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

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.

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.