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.

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


| 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.

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

Blockchain & Packaging: How Can Technology Improve a Supply Chain’s Packaging Strategy?


| 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?

Five Food Packaging Mistakes to Avoid

Ryder Exchange

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.

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.

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.

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


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Why Using Reusable Packaging Can Be the Most Effective Way to Save Time and Money in Your Global Supply Chain


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.

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

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.

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?

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

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.

Crossroads 2016: The Future of Package Delivery

Supply Chain @ MIT

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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

Singapore’s sustainable packaging mandate is coming


Sustainability has long been a concern to packaging professionals, but the reality … The post Singapore’s sustainable packaging mandate is coming appeared first on Chainalytics. In The News Packaging Optimization Chainalytics Green Supply Chain Rich Lindgren Sustainable Packaging

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

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

Keeping Up with Generations: Consumer Packaged Goods

Supply Chain Link

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.

Packaging plays critical role in supply chain management


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

MHI Annual Conference: Drone Applications in Supply Chain Beyond Package Delivery


"Commercial Drone Interest is Exploding, While Applications Inside and Outside the DC Are Here Now, before Package Delivery".

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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.

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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?

5 Parcel Challenges You Can Overcome to Transform Your Small Package Shipping and Crush the Competition

4 Way Logistics

When you are running a small to medium-sized business and regularly ship small packages and parcels, you face certain challenges that your larger competitors do not have to overcome. Can you have your packages picked-up or delivered after business hours or on the weekend?

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.

Package Your Way to Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Logistics Bureau

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.

More Concerning News for Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Today’s front page report from The Wall Street Journal provides more concerning news for Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains, and for their needs to be able to support more business agility. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Supply Chain Performance challenges in consumer product goods supply chains Supply chain Matters blog

The Importance of Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

They rush out to get it, only to notice that the package it shipped in is damaged and looks sloppy. Not a big deal, until they open it up and realize that the product packaging is […]. The post The Importance of Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Manufacturing to Market global expansion packaging FulfillmentImagine your customer has been waiting for the delivery of a long-awaited product and it’s finally on their doorstep.