I am sure you are sick of hearing about supply chain problems, but they significantly affect lead times for packaging machinery and materials. Suppose you are thinking about making a large packaging machinery or materials purchase but do not plan on receiving them for several months. In that case, you will still want to consider buying now rather than later. While that may seem "salesy" at first glance, the truth is, it is sound advice in these difficult times. Due to severe supply chain problems, a packaging materials or machinery order you need in six months may need to be placed today to receive it on time. Waiting to purchase your packaging machinery or materials close to the date when you need them to arrive in your warehouse may result in severe problems and unwanted headaches. In order to ensure that your equipment and materials arrive on time, it is essential to make sure that you order far enough in advance so that your items arrive when you need them. But why are lead times so long today? Why is it necessary to order your packaging machinery and materials so far in advance? This article will review the evermore important factor of lead times for purchasing packaging machinery and materials and explain why lead times are significantly longer today.
Did you know that small contract packaging projects cost more than larger ones? That may seem odd at first sight, but it's the truth. You are probably asking yourself, why do small contract packaging projects cost more than larger ones? After all, typically, if you buy a larger version of something, it will be more expensive than a smaller variation. So what is it about contract packaging that flips this equation on its head? Several variables play into the higher costs of smaller contract packaging projects. But what are these variables that drive up the cost of contract packaging when it comes to producing smaller operations? What items of consideration do you need to think about when trying to understand the cost differentials between large and small contract packaging projects? This article will explain why smaller contract packaging projects cost more than larger contract packaging projects and what variables play into these differences in price points.
When thinking about how to onshore, store and buy packaging supplies in today's climate, you have a lot to consider. The status quo for these items five years ago is not what they are today. Due to ongoing supply chain problems, including disruption within the oil industry as a byproduct of the war in Ukraine, many businesses are chomping at the bit to rethink how they onshore, store, and buy packaging supplies. However, there is more to this story than the never-ending issues with the supply chain that are getting more complicated by the day. The tariffs imposed on China by the Biden administration are further complicating an already stressed global supply chain. These stressors force many companies to turn to sourcing their packaging supplies both internationally and domestically to drive higher local inventories. But, what are the benefits of doing this? What factors are driving these decisions? Are these the right actions for your business to mimic at this time in the history of our world? Today's article will explore the factors that have led to a re-imagining of onshoring, storage, and purchasing practices for packaging supplies inventory for many businesses across the country.
Are you a large company (500+ employees, $100,000,000 in annual revenue), a publicly-traded business, or a fortune 500 looking for a contract packaging company? If so, WE are YOUR copacker! If you are a large company, you have a lot to think about. If I had to guess, your number one priority is your brand(s). You want to stay focused on new product development, building your customer base, engaging your audience, and staying one step ahead of your competitors. You are focused on generating massive revenue, cutting costs, and improving all of your product lines. While you may or may not be doing your packaging in-house, one thing is clear. You are looking to either find a new copacker or outsource your packaging for the first time. And, you want to make sure that you choose the best copacker in the country. So, we are absolutely honored to have your presence on our website today. But, you are probably wondering, why should you trust Industrial Packaging to be your copacker? Outsourcing your internationally known brand is a big deal. You don't want to partner with just anyone. You have incredibly high standards, and you only want the best. And more important than that, you want to choose the safest copacker in the industry—someone you can trust to keep your people, products, and brands safe throughout the supply chain. Furthermore, you want a copacker that is already helping their large company clients to navigate current and future global supply chain disruptions. Well, you have come to the right place. This article will explain why other large companies trust Industrial Packaging with their contract packaging needs. And, we will explain why you can trust us as well!
Are you interested in leveraging RFID for warehousing? You're not alone! In today's ever-changing, fast-paced modern world, companies everywhere are looking for ways to improve performance. They want their warehouse to run better, faster, leaner, and more efficiently. Quality warehousing logistics could be the thing that sets you apart from your competitors. And while many businesses are trying to do this through process optimization that largely rests upon changes to human behavior, others are turning to RFID technology. RFID technology can transform a warehouse into a smooth-running machine that speeds up processes while generating more revenue faster when appropriately implemented. But what exactly does that look like? How can leveraging RFID technology in your warehouse help you to run a tighter ship? And more importantly, is RFID technology suitable for your warehouse? Today, we will review what RFID warehousing entails and help you understand what it's all about.
While you may not be familiar with the term predictive maintenance, it is an essential consideration for your packaging machinery. When it comes to packaging machinery maintenance, most people think of preventive maintenance (also commonly referred to as preventative maintenance). While this is fair and makes sense, as preventive maintenance is one of the most important aspects of keeping your packaging machinery running correctly, predictive maintenance may be equally important. Predictive maintenance allows you to address problems before they happen. By working in tandem with regular preventative maintenance, strong predictive maintenance protocols will help keep your machinery running. And together, they will help you achieve the lowest amount of downtime possible while allowing you to make quicker adjustments and parts replacement when needed. But, what is predictive maintenance? How does it work? And how can you use predictive maintenance on your packaging line to ensure that your packaging equipment stays in peak condition? Today, we will define predictive maintenance and explain how it can help you to run a world-class packaging line with as little downtime as possible.