The Shift Towards Personalized & Sustainable Packaging

Loftware

Your product packaging communicates many things from your company’s image to product and safety information. From sourcing materials and embracing new technology to customization of product artwork. 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.

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.

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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 (CPG) describe merchandise that has to be reloaded frequently, as opposed to items that can be replenished after longer durations. Consumer packaged goods have come a long way since the digital age. Whole Foods and other grocers often locally source their produce.

Bristlecone Industry-Specific Tactical Sourcing (BITS) Now Certified as an SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution for SAP Ariba

Bristlecone

MAY 7, 2020 – Bristlecone , the trusted partner in supply chain transformation, is pleased to announce that its Bristlecone Industry-Specific Tactical Sourcing (BITS) solution is now an SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution for SAP Ariba. BITS, designed for use with SAP Ariba Guided Buying, introduces industry best practices into tactical sourcing to accelerate processes and enhance user experience. Streamlines Sourcing Processes.

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.”.

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 Sourcing has Reemerged in a Covid-19 World

Jaggaer

For the first three months after Covid-19 hit, virtually every sourcing project , in every sector , was put on hold while companies tried to assess the situation and how best to deal with the epidemic. Sourcing was in chaos and a topic that concerned many customers was that they were pushing back transportation tenders – and especially any planned mega – bids – while they waited to see how the market would develop. Diversify Your Sourcing Needs.

Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

The Network Effect

Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. “Packaged Software Just Doesn’t Serve Big Businesses Well… ” But technology hasn’t kept up, and McNamara sees no alternative but for Target to build their own solution. ‘The world of packaged software just doesn’t serve big businesses well,’ [Mike McNamara] says. Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com.

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. These cross regional flows and increased sourcing options add to supply complexity. Biodegradable packaging and retrieval of unconsumed products is becoming critical for CPG companies. The post 5 key trends affecting the Consumer Package Goods industry appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management. The terms “ sourcing” and “procurement” in supply chain management are often used interchangeably, although they are not quite the same. It refers to the entire process of sourcing and contracting with suppliers to gather all of the services and goods you need to make that final product. Sourcing is but one step in the procurement process. Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management : Finding the Right Tools.

Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

Aim to source 100% certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). Sourcing palm oil responsibly and sustainably is nuanced and can be complex. Did you miss our #ProvenanceLive on packaging?

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 2)

ivalua

In last week’s blog , I began discussing telltale signs that you have entered the new age of strategic sourcing. Leading manufacturers have proven that best-in-class strategic sourcing can create measurable and sustainable shareholder value by contributing to top line growth and bottom line profitability. Improving costs remains a core competency for any sourcing organization. Packaging. The post Strategic sourcing enters a new age.

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Phil Edwards at Melbourne Packaging Supplies. Not all plastics are the same, and there are plenty of eco-green packaging innovations that make use of sustainable plastics easily available. Close to 50% of emissions from the United States are linked to the energy that is used to make, package, ship, and dispose of food and goods. Efficient and flexible packaging makes business sense.

Proving sustainably-sourced ingredients in health and wellness foods

Provenance

Food brands have always recognised the importance of sourcing the right ingredients. Nowhere is this truer than in health and wellness foods – a category where claims such as ‘free-from’ and ‘natural’ have become part of packaging language and lifestyles. A category that in 2018 was valued at 446 billion USD , growing faster than overall packaged food goods, and has become an important influence on North American and Western European markets.

How & Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Packaging for Ecommerce Orders

ShipBob

When it comes to understanding how customers interact with ecommerce brands, packaging is by far one of the most ubiquitous elements. This is great for business, but with all of this spending online comes another cost: more packaging waste, and therefore a growing environmental impact. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that packaging constitutes one third of all household waste, and this is destined to rise along with ecommerce sales. Evaluate packaging size.

Plastic-free, recyclable or reusable? How to choose sustainable packaging for beauty products

Provenance

Shoppers now expect brands to offer environmentally-friendly packaging, but choosing between all the options can be overwhelming. With packaging and waste being one of the most prominent topics of the past year, coupled with the meteoric rise in ‘clean’ beauty, brands are at a pinnacle moment to align their ‘clean’ aspirations and packaging efforts. . Concern over waste has made sustainable packaging options seem limitless.

Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies

AFFLINK

Make a comprehensive list of the equipment that you need before you begin sourcing these items. Non-Perishable Supplies: Cups, Plates, Packaging, and Napkins. What happens when your restaurant runs out of cups, plates, packaging, or napkins? Many restaurants go through a separate distributor for their regular food items and baked goods, as they can source baked goods locally that are fresher.

Sourcing Offices: a shift of paradigm

KEPLER Consulting

Over last decade, sourcing offices became a major piece within globalized footprint of western retailers. After a first era of development and opportunity catch up particularly positive and characterized by consistent purchasing gains , most of these Sourcing Offices are now searching for their second breath. Back to the origins, the Sourcing Offices have been developed by retailers for two main reasons: #1 Gather demands coming from various entities within a same group.

Packaging and the Road to a Circular Economy

EcoVadis

Nearly everything we touch has packaging. Think about all the variables in packaging – types of plastic or metal, variations in shapes, inks added for marketing and regulatory labeling, the list goes on. This sheer volume of packaging means the industry has a significant potential to impact the sustainability of supply chains, and makes it a crucial element to achieving a circular economy.

Blockchain for Responsible Sourcing – Where Does It Fit?

SupplyShift

Does the vast potential of this promising technology mean that companies of all sizes and stages should be rebuilding their responsible sourcing systems from the ground up to include it? Or is blockchain still an experiment relegated mainly to the process of tracking products from the source through known supply chains, without much to offer companies looking to comprehensively evaluate environmental and social risks within the supply chain?

Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Spend Management Solutions for Construction & Engineering Companies

ivalua

Redwood City, CA September 2, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a pre-packaged procurement suite for construction and engineering companies.

Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Spend Management Solutions for Financial Services

ivalua

Redwood City, CA June 25, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a pre-packaged suite of solutions for financial services. The new packages span the full source-to-pay process and enable financial services customers to become more agile with regulatory compliance and accelerate cost optimization to deliver further value to the business .

SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution Certification Awarded to Bristlecone for AribaRDS

Bristlecone

MARCH 14, 2020 – Bristlecone , the trusted partner in supply chain transformation, is pleased to announce that its AribaRDS solution is now an SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution for SAP Ariba. With Bristlecone AribaRDS, businesses can transform global sourcing, gain visibility, reduce cycle times and start achieving procurement savings with SAP Ariba Sourcing in as little as six weeks with minimal downtime.

Bristlecone AribaRDS is Certified as an SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution for SAP Ariba

Bristlecone

Transform Global Sourcing in Just Six Weeks with Bristlecone AribaRDS. With Bristlecone AribaRDS (Rapid Deployment Solution), mid-market businesses can transform global sourcing, gain visibility, reduce cycle times and start achieving procurement savings with SAP Ariba Sourcing in as little as six weeks with minimal downtime. AribaRDS is available in two fixed-price, fixed-scope deployment packages.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

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. What are the Sustainability Issues Related to Packaging? The industry’s key challenge is to reduce the amount of polystyrene used in packaging supplies.

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.

Blog: Bristlecone Industry-Specific Tactical Sourcing (BITS) is Now an SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution for SAP Ariba

Bristlecone

Bristlecone Industry-Specific Tactical Sourcing (BITS) is a prime example of how we amplify the value of SAP technologies. BITS combines our procurement expertise with assets, accelerators and value-adds to help you achieve maximum value from SAP Ariba Guided Buying by: Streamlining Sourcing Processes. Our configurations enable Guided Buying to serve as your sole user interface for all requestors creating sourcing forms and purchase requisitions.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. Today, however, the trend is moving to packaged foods as well. Some of the benefits often associated with buying locally sourced products include: Fresher products.

Sourcing promotional products the right way

Claritum

However, it is important for companies to manage the process of sourcing promotional goods effectively. A lot of time and energy can be spent inefficiently sourcing the goods, which can be bought from a huge variety of suppliers at vastly differing prices and quality. So what is the right way for companies to source promotional goods effectively in order to maximise the considerable benefits promotional products offer? Source: PPAI Sales Volume Study Summary.

Locally Sourced and Organic…”*Where You Can!”

NC State SCRC

I had an interesting discussion with an expert in the food industry, and we discussed some of the emerging trends going on in food packaging and local sourcing for food. The food expert I spoke with noted that many of the food packaging companies are beginning to add the term Locally Sourced and Organic. However, many of these same packages show a very, very, small asterisk – with the words “where we can” at the bottom.

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. Make no mistake; any initiative to save money on packaging is likely to require some investment up front. General Considerations for Cost Savings on Packaging.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

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. What are the Sustainability Issues Related to Packaging? The industry’s key challenge is to reduce the amount of polystyrene used in packaging supplies.

Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Spend Management Solutions for Healthcare Providers

ivalua

Redwood City, CA June 16, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a pre-packaged suite of solutions for healthcare providers. The new packages span the full source-to-pay process and enable healthcare providers to digitally transform their supply chain processes to lower the cost of care and free caregivers to focus on patient care and outcomes.

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

Transportation and Sustainability Benefits of New Bubble Wrap (Source: Adelante SCM based on info from WSJ article). 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).