Planning for Production can Provide Flexibility Scheduling production is always difficult. We have learned a few lessons on how to increase efficiencies. When we plan our production, we not only look week-to-week, but we look at specific days. Here are a few things we have learned:
Take Labor Force Out of your Constraints Finding and maintaining the optimal labor force is a key element your business's success. Hiring the wrong worker can be one of the most costly things you can do. If you’re running a production facility with a lot of people, the chances of hiring the wrong worker is increased. Imagine a warehouse full of the “wrong” people. It keeps me up at night! We need to get people in here, and we need them trained quickly. What can we do? Here are some options:
Leave Your Competition In the Dust Does it take you for ever to get a new product to the retail environment? Or perhaps you’ve got a target season and you need to start gearing up months before it’s here? Most companies spend so much time and energy planning, that any bump along the way will turn their projects into grueling events. This does not help the team involved to keep the interest to try again. Here are three tips to avoid that situation altogether and gain speed to market with your products:
After doing some initial research, you have concluded that point of purchase displays might be a good marketing and sales tool for your company. You want to sell more of your retail products and consumer goods, and it seems like this may be the best way to do that. However, your not entirely sure that POP displays are, in fact, a good fit for your business. Sure, you know what a POP display is and how they work. But, you want to get a deeper understanding of the value they can offer your business. Fortunately for you, you are in the right place! Industrial Packaging has been implementing POP displays for countless businesses from small retailers to fortune 500 companies for decades! We know POP displays like peanut butter knows jelly. And, we want to help you figure out if a point of purchase display is a good fit for your products! This article will explain why your company may want to use POP displays to enhance your branding, marketing, and sales capabilities. With the information in this article, you will know if they are a good fit for you!
Summer is over, welcome back to the real world! I hope you enjoyed the Labor Day weekend! Now on to the topic we are covering this week: Is your business like a roller-coaster ride? Is each month either a peak or a valley? Or perhaps, your business is seasonal. As you look at your volume on an annual basis, it's important to understand the flow and where it falls. Many items have a shelf life and timing is everything. A Contract Packager can help you deal with the seasonality or peaks and valleys of your business.
It CAN be easy.. A great way to get your next idea in front of the audience you desire is by outsourcing. We have the resources to help design, acquire, produce, assemble, and ship your completed package to the people who will be as excited as you are to see it.