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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.”.

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

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?

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

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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?

Too Busy to Save Money?  Here are Three Ways Effective Packaging Solutions Will Make it Easy  

CHAINalytics

| Michael Tesch | Packaging Engineering Consultant | Chainalytics | It is not uncommon for a scenario of “being too busy to save money” to occur in most industries, especially when it comes to the utilization of effective packaging solutions.

Chainalytics Reduces Cost and Carbon Emissions through Packaging Optimization for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Implementing a New Packaging Solution, Chainalytics Provides Razor Manufacturer Savings and Sustainability Improvements Packaging, while easy to overlook, has a profound impact across the entire supply chain, for it touches almost every aspect of the organization.

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.

3 Strategies to Reduce EPS Foam in Your Packaging System

CHAINalytics

By Rob Kaszubowski in Protective Packaging on September 06, 2018 Three actionable ways to reduce your company’s reliance on expanded polystyrene and environmental footprint in the plant and throughout the supply chain.

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

CHAINalytics

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.

Optimizing Your Product Packaging: 5 Factors You Need to Consider

All Things Supply Chain

Product packaging is an integral part of supply chain management, but it’s often given less importance than needed. But when you consider that packaging can impact your entire supply chain,… Supply Chain Management packaging supply chain optimization

Crunched for Warehouse Space? Think Packaging!

CHAINalytics

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

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

CHAINalytics

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Packaging plays critical role in supply chain management

Loftware

Product packaging goes beyond a box, playing a key part in everything from product handling to brand representation. For most companies this affects more than sales, most importantly supply chain management and product traceability. Track and Traceability Supply Chain Retail