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

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Technical Service and Support | Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Plant Performance | Investment

By: David Roberge
July 28th, 2022

Are you still using hand stretch wrap to secure and palletize your products? If so, it might be time to consider upgrading to a stretch wrapper!   Depending on the volume of pallets you are wrapping and the number of laborers you are employing to handle these responsibilities, you may be able to save a ton of money by switching to a stretch wrapper.   For many businesses that are hand stretch wrapping their pallets, upgrading to a stretch wrapper can save labor, time, and most importantly, money.   Stretch wrappers are faster and more precise than human laborers. And, they do not take a vacation, personal time off, or sick days!   Depending on the unique dynamics of your company, a stretch wrapper may be a good investment for you.   But, how do you know if buying a stretch wrapper is the right decision for your business? What questions do you need to answer to determine if this is the right move for you?   This article will explain why upgrading to a stretch wrapper from using hand stretch wrap for your product palletizing processes may be a good choice for your company.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
June 23rd, 2022

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.

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

By: Nathan Dube
June 16th, 2022

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!

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
April 12th, 2022

You have a great product, and you know it. You are ready to get this product to market. And, you have decided that you don't want to do primary packaging for this product in-house.   The idea of managing all the equipment, materials, labor, utilities, and other associated elements of primary packaging is not something you want to deal with.   So, you have decided that outsourcing your primary packaging is the best course of action for your product packaging needs.   While you have many questions about what goes into outsourcing your primary packaging, you have one particular question that is top of mind.   And that question is, how much does it cost to outsource your primary packaging?   While you may think that this question should be simple to answer, it is a bit more complex than that.   In fact, you need to understand several elements and answer a few questions before you can receive this pricing.   This article will walk you through those elements and answer those questions. After you have completed these tasks, you will be ready to get pricing for your outsourced primary packaging project.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
April 7th, 2022

Suppose you are getting ready to outsource your packaging with a co-packer. In that case, you will want to be sure to plan the logistics of your contract packaging project early.   In fact, you should probably start yesterday.   You may be thinking, what's the rush? Why do you have to expedite this process? Is there a reason that this process needs to be completed so early?   The simple answer is yes.   There are multiple reasons why you will want to plan your contract packaging project and iron out all the logistics with your chosen contact packaging vendor early.   But, what are the reasons you need to do this? What are the driving forces behind this need to complete these items in a timely fashion?   This article will explain each item you need to plan in advance and explain why these things must be done earlier than later.   This article will provide you with a solid understanding of why you need to plan your contract packaging logistics early and the consequences of not doing so.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
March 8th, 2022

With the whirlwind of events going on in the world today, there are many reasons to consider outsourcing your primary packaging.   Whether it's the ongoing disruption within the global supply chain or costs associated with upgrading or buying new packaging machinery and the required related items, there are various reasons why outsourcing may be the right choice for you.   However, not all companies are suitable for outsourcing their primary packaging and entering into a relationship with a co-packer.   So how do you know if taking primary packaging off your plate is suitable for your business or not? What items of consideration do you need to think about when making this decision? Is there anyone that can help you to make the proper choice?   These are but a small collection of the types of questions you should be asking yourself.   With the information in this article, you will be able to make the best choice possible regarding primary packaging as it relates to the success of your business.