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.

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.

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

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. Improving costs remains a core competency for any sourcing organization. Packaging. The post Strategic sourcing enters a new age.

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.

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.

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. Single source.

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.

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.

Ivalua Launches Procure-to-Pay Quick Deployment Package  

ivalua

Redwood City, CA March 19, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a quick deployment package for Procure-to-Pay (P2P). The new package allows customers to fully deploy Ivalua’s best-of-breed P2P solution in 8-12 weeks. Unlike competitive offerings, the package offers the full capabilities and extensibility of the Ivalua platform.

How Inbound Logistics Networks Can Be a New Source of Savings

Supply Chain @ MIT

In an age where customers are expecting faster deliveries and increased flexibility, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are constantly looking to evolve their supply chains.

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.

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.

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.

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). which highlights how IKEA is designing its packaging with shipping in mind).

Incorporating Supplier CSR Ratings In The Sourcing Process: The Basics

EcoVadis

Now that sustainability has risen to be one of the most highly visible topics for customers and stakeholders, management teams face the challenge of “How do you incorporate CSR ratings in the sourcing process?”. Today we welcome a guest blog post from procurement practitioner.

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

Nulogy’s CEO, Jason Tham, kicked off the event by talking about courage and why it’s so important today for consumer packaged goods companies (“brands”) and their contract manufacturing partners (“suppliers”). Source: Nulogy. Patrick McGovern (Bell-Carter Packaging).

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package

E2open

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package. Effective February 2017, Walmart is requiring its suppliers to meet either a same-day or two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window and has upped its required compliance rate from 90% to 95% (Source: Walmart’s new on-time delivery standards may create supply chain challenges for its suppliers ). alyssa. Monday 3 April 2017. Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open.

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package

E2open

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package. Effective February 2017, Walmart is requiring its suppliers to meet either a same-day or two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window, and has upped its required compliance rate from 90% to 95% (Source: Walmart’s new on-time delivery standards may create supply chain challenges for its suppliers ). alyssa. Monday 3 April 2017. Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open.

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package

E2open

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package. Effective February 2017, Walmart is requiring its suppliers to meet either a same-day or two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window, and has upped its required compliance rate from 90% to 95% (Source: Walmart’s new on-time delivery standards may create supply chain challenges for its suppliers ). alyssa. Monday 3 April 2017. Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open.

Crisis Among CPG Producers and Their Associated Supply Chains Continue: Three Important Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues in our efforts to update readers on the extraordinary market challenges and headwinds impacting large consumer goods packaged food producers. In August of 2014, we called attention to a profound week of statements and blunt reality impacting this industry and specifically, blunt statements from the CEO’s of prominent packaged foods producers.

Campbell Soup to Acquire Garden Fresh Gourmet

Supply Chain Matters

This Supply Chain Matters posting serves as a backdrop to our ongoing commentaries focused on the consumer packaged goods industry, specifically the dramatic business challenges being posed by consumers demanding fresher and more natural sources of ingredients.

This Week in Logistics News (September 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Food & Beverage Industry Global Trade Procurement/Sourcing Retail This Week in News We’ve written a lot about the truck driver shortage here at Logistics Viewpoints and the impact that this could have on the global supply chain moving forward. Often times we forget about, or simply don’t think about, everything and everyone that makes it possible for us to get the goods we desire. The shortage could […].

Surging Package Volume Explains Why Drones Make Sense

Techgistics

Source: Amazon. This may be inaccurate, as order lines would vary from order to order and some orders contain many small items that are packaged in a single box while other orders need to be split across multiple boxes.

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

percent last year, spending on package delivery services jumped 10 percent [to $86.3 Parcel volumes rose 6 percent last year as online retailers flooded delivery networks with small packages destined for individual consumers in their houses, apartments, offices, and dorm rooms.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? 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.

How a Supply Chain Success Coach Can Guide You to Breakthrough Performance

CHAINalytics

This is especially true if they manage dynamic, complex, integrated supply chains that require a holistic view–from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer–and span activities across planning, sourcing, manufacturing, delivery and packaging.

The Growth on Flexible Packaging Market Size in the Present World

Exapro Hub

Source Busy lifestyles, urbanization, and a globalized world have led to packaging of products becoming a necessity of day-to-day life, used to transport all types of materials. However, the flexible packaging market is growing at a far […].

Preliminary Indication of Pilot Error in Fatal Atlas Air Cargo Crash

Supply Chain Matters

This weekend, The Wall Street Journal , citing informed sources, reported that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident investigation team now suspects that pilot errors, rather than aircraft malfunctions may have led to the accident.

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Pretty Is as Pretty Does?

Supply Chain Shaman

In fact, unsuspecting consumers would never guess at the issues that the package on the shelf represents for the sustainable supply chain. The package in consumer products is designed to market the product. The package is designed, redesigned and tweaked over and over again throughout the launch process. The package and the process of package development is a major source of corporate waste. While the development of a package sounds simple, it is not.

FedEx Elects Not to Match UPS in Holiday Peak Period Parcel Surcharges

Supply Chain Matters

FedEx has now elected not to add additional package surcharges for parcels during specific pre-holiday surge weeks that span Black Friday through the Christmas holiday. The carrier instead plans to hike fees for any larger dimensional packages shipped during the peak holiday period later this year. Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics FedEx Supply chain Matters blog

I’ll Have Waffles, Eggs, and a Package to Deliver (Roadie Partners with Waffle House)

Talking Logistics

Source: Roadie website. The post I’ll Have Waffles, Eggs, and a Package to Deliver (Roadie Partners with Waffle House) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How This Plastic-Free Town Became Britain's First

Supply Chain Brain

Kavanaugh’s packaging is made not of plastic but corn starch. But, rather than target shopping bags or plastic-lined coffee cups, SAS is attempting to unite whole communities against single-use plastic of all types, including straws, bottles, packaging, takeaway boxes, cotton buds, clingfilm and forks. The little white cloud looks and feels like a polystyrene packing peanut, but, Kavanaugh assures me, “it tastes exactly like a communion wafer.”

Summer Barbecue Threat: U.K. Meat Packers and Beer Makers Are Facing a Carbon Dioxide Shortage

Supply Chain Brain

Global Supply Chain Management Consumer Packaged Goods Food & Beverage Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. All Technology Forecasting & Demand Planning SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Retail Supply Chain VisibilityThe British Retail Consortium has written to major retailers informing them that drinks and meat supplies could be affected as at least one U.K. gas supplier has had to ration orders.

Kraft Heinz Stunning Financial Stumble- A Watershed Industry Development

Supply Chain Matters

We are finding evidence that prior moves to reduce costs are leading to added opportunities to involve contracted manufacturing and packaging partners in process innovation and quicker time to market.