By: David Roberge on July 16th, 2015
Working Within Your Packaging Cost Constraints
Equipment | Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging | Technical Service and Support | Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Plant Performance | Investment
Understanding that different businesses have different cost constraints and working to stay within those bounds to provide the best quality product, service, or equipment is what we do best.
All of our customers have cost constraints, and they generally fall into a few areas. The first, and most prevalent, is the pricing pressure from their customers. We have a specific approach to helping you with these pressures.
Understanding Packaging Cost Components
- Cost Pressure From Your Customers
- No one has called us this week to tell us that they want to pay more for our product, and we know we won't get any of those calls (as much as we would like to). Therefore, as our base operating principle, we must help you remain competitive in your industry.
- Capital Equipment
- The constraints here typically center around budgets, automation, and return on investment.
- Packaging Material
- The focus here is on appropriate specifications, new product technologies (think thin gauge shrink film), productivity capabilities, consistency of performance, and minimization of rejects that require repackaging.
- Controlling labor is critical and can be impacted by equipment upgrades, material selections, technical service support, and in-depth line analysis
Understanding a Cost Constraint vs. a Cash Constraint
It is important to differentiate between these. A cost constraint is not being able to justify an additional machine. A cash constraint is being able to justify it, but not having the cash. We have ways to help.
Understanding Your Priorities
- Determining what is most important to you for running a healthy business
Understanding Your Barriers
- Space Constraints
- Time Constraints
Working with a supplier that understands your business and your goals is paramount. Check out Industrial Packaging to see how we fit.
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About David Roberge
I am grateful for my 9 years as part of the outstanding Industrial Packaging team. I was able to hang out with some of the most knowledgeable folks in the packaging industry. I feel even luckier that I was able to share that knowledge with you. I love learning, hiking, and growing people and teams both personally and professionally, and helping companies grow better.