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The Flexible Packaging Blog

Reviews, trends and tips covering all things flexible packaging to protect your products and your bottom line.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

Benefits of Outsourcing Your Packaging with a Contract Packager

What if you could grow your business while reducing your overhead easily? As a manufacturer or distributor of consumer packaged goods, your business faces many challenges. Seasonal swings in consumer demand and holiday promotional pushes require a flexible labor force and a flexible production floor. These swings cause fluctuating costs at different times of the year. Managing these ebbs and flows is only a small piece to the greater puzzle that makes up your production . Working with a contract packager to manage the packaging and distribution of your products can help you focus on what you do best while providing many other benefits that will improve how you do business. The following expands upon some of the ways that outsourcing your packaging processes can help you build your brand with more control while utilizing less capital to do so.

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Fulfillment  |  Investment  |  Packaging Psychology  |  Plant Performance  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging  |  The Business of Packaging  |  Warehousing

Beginner's Guide to Third Party Warehousing and Fulfillment

As a business owner, you know that making sales is probably the most exciting part of your business. But what happens after the order is placed? Somehow your product needs to end up in your customer's’ hands. If you’ve been manufacturing, distributing and/or selling for a while, you’ve probably thought about storage space, shipping, and fulfillment.

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Shrink Film Cheat Sheet

Shrink Film Cheat Sheet

We all want to save the most we can with any projects we take on. This handy infographic will help you maximize your savings with your shrink film. Get it for free when you subscribe to our blog.

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Environment  |  Equipment  |  Food Packaging  |  Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials  |  Packaging Psychology  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging  |  The Business of Packaging

Guide To Product Packaging For The Food Industry

Great packaging is a must for anyone producing physical goods. It tells your customers about your company, your product, and what you stand for. Not only do you have to get creative with your packaging, you need to attract your customers and get them excited to buy. When it comes to packaging food, however, there are even more things to consider.

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Food Packaging  |  Packaging Materials  |  Packaging Psychology  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging  |  The Business of Packaging

Packaging to Sell Your Retail Product: Halloween 2017/2018

Halloween is coming, and that means millions of Americans are stocking up on candy. Odds are you’re going to be giving out special, made-for-Halloween treats. The thing that distinguishes Halloween candy the most from other candy is it’s packaging. You have got to design a creative package for your retail product during the holiday seasons! Most businesses are planning for the Christmas and winter holiday pushes right now and Halloween packaging has already been signed, sealed and delivered. That doesn't mean the tips we discuss below can't be helpful for any holiday or seasonal packaging promotions. so use these ideas in your planning for the upcoming holiday season,  and keep them in mind for Halloween 2018.  The National Confectioners Association has reported 65% of consumers will pick themed packaging over plain packaging during the Halloween season. Every year millions of people are inspired by Halloween product packaging at the point of sale, and more and more manufacturers are taking advantage of seasonal packaging. You will see more limited edition packaging tailored for Halloween and other holidays as digital printing and technology make shorter runs economically feasible. This post will will walk you through some tips for capitalizing on your Halloween themed packaging so that you can get your piece of the 8.4 billion spent on the holiday this year and next.

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Packaging Materials  |  Plant Performance  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging  |  The Business of Packaging

Can You Answer These 5 Questions About Your Warehouse Management?

How effective is your warehouse? Does it improve or worsen your efficiency? If you don’t know, there are many other warehouse managers in the same boat. A lot of manufacturing and packaging companies don’t have the right data to properly evaluate their warehousing processes. This results in an inefficient warehouse that drains your bottom line. So how can you measure how efficient your warehouse is? Identify some metrics to measure your warehouse’s operations. Set benchmarks for those standards that you need to hit. Here are a few questions you should be able to answer about your warehouse. If you can’t, it might be time to reconsider your processes.

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Food Packaging  |  Plant Performance  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging  |  The Business of Packaging

How to Overcome Packaging Workflow Challenges

The demand for consumer-centric, personalized packaging is growing by the day. Though it's making things exciting in the marketplace, it also presents many challenges in the process of creating and maintaining printed food packaging and labeling, especially if you aren't digitally printing. There are a few key items to consider that can positively impact the costs and time required of packaging workflows. Learn how to become more efficient as the tides of the packaging world ebb and flow, and how to keep up with speed to market with these tips from our experience in packaging and labeling for the snacks and confectionery markets.

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