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

By: Nathan Dube
July 29th, 2021

You are interested in possibly outsourcing your supply chain through contract packaging, but you are not sure if your company is a good fit for this type of program.   From what you have gathered so far, you may or may not be the correct type of business to outsource through contract packaging. But, you want to learn more about the kinds of companies that are a good fit for using a co-packer to decide if you're going to partner with one.   You are looking for information that will help you make this decision. And, you have been looking for this info for a while now.   As a multi-generational packaging company with decades in the contract packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has helped many businesses figure out if using a co-packer is right for them. In this article, we will help you to do the same.   After reading this article, you will be able to figure out if you are a good fit for working with a contract packaging company or not.

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The Business of Packaging | Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
July 14th, 2021

All right, all right, all right! After months of deliberation, you have decided that contract packaging is the right solution for your company's supply chain needs! You have narrowed your search for a co-packer down to two or three vendors, and you are ready to enter into a contract packaging agreement.   After sending off an RFQ to your prospective vendors, you were hoping a few simple meetings would be all that was required to initiate the process.   Unfortunately, each of your prospective vendors has requested product samples from you and will not move the process forward until you have completed this task.   This was, for all intents and purposes, an unexpected request. You want to know why this needs to be done to move forward with your contract packaging dreams.   We understand your frustration. But, we also know that a client must send the chosen contract packaging vendor product samples to move the contract packaging process forward.   After several decades in the contract packaging industry, Industrial Packaging often gets the question "why do we need to send you product samples to start contract packaging"?   This article will explain why you will be required to send in product samples before you can begin a contract packaging agreement with your chosen co-packer.   After reading this article, you will better understand why this is a required element to starting the contract packaging process.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Shipping Protection

By: Nathan Dube
June 3rd, 2021

Hey there! It looks like you are researching packaging services. It also seems that you are trying to figure out which services you need.   Like many folks, I am willing to bet you are a little confused about the differences between primary and secondary packaging. Perhaps you have been doing packaging in-house for a long time. And, now, you are starting to look at outsourcing your packaging as an alternative.   Either way, it is pretty clear why you are here. You want to know what the difference between primary and secondary packaging is.   Well, your quest for this information is nearly complete! With over two decades in the contract packaging space, Industrial Packaging has you covered. We've done primary and secondary packaging for more clients than we can count!   In this article, we will define both primary and secondary packaging. And, we'll explain the differences between these two types of contract packaging services. When you have finished reading this article, you will know if these packaging services are a good fit for your business.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

Are you feeling frustrated? Maybe you are more than a little perturbed? You’re seeing an unacceptable amount of defective products and packages on your packaging line.   I am willing to bet you are reading this article because you are looking for one of two things. One, ways in which you can reduce defective products on your packaging line. Or two, how to outsource your packaging line altogether.   Many companies end up outsourcing their supply chain to a contract packaging company. They do this so that they can focus on their core capabilities.   Are you looking for a contract packaging partner who can help you to reduce defects? Do you want someone to take all this supply chain management stuff off of your plate? Industrial Packaging may or may not be the right partner for you.   We have been helping companies of all sizes, even Fortune 500 clients, reduce defects for a while now. And, we can help you to do the same if you’re interested in exploring outsourcing versus trying to negate defects yourself.   In this article, we will explain how a contract packaging partner can help you to reduce and prevent defects, which will result in happier customers.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Fulfillment | Warehousing

By: Nathan Dube
May 18th, 2021

Are you tired of managing shipping and receiving for your company? Do you wish that you did not have to deal with product returns to unhappy customers? What would you be willing to do if you never had to package another product in your life?   Does the thought of inventory control and labor force management keep you up at night?   If this sounds like you, then chances are, you might benefit from a third-party logistics partner. But, what exactly is third-party logistics?   Industrial Packaging has spent decades working in 3PL. Third-party logistics is like a second home for us. We know 3PL like the back of our hands, and we have provided these services to many businesses just like yours.   In this article, we will introduce you to third-party logistics and define this term. We will also discuss other elements associated with 3PL in the context of contract packaging. With the information in this article, you will be able to decide if using a 3PL partner is a good idea for your business.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
May 4th, 2021

You have decided that contract food packaging is right for you. You are trying to figure out how to choose the right contract food packaging company. But, you are not sure which considerations are key when choosing a vendor.   Industrial Packaging has been offering contract food packaging services for many years. We offer these services to everyone from small businesses up to Fortune 500 clients. While we may or may not be the right contract food packaging company for you, we can help guide you to choosing the right one.   This article will take a look at the key considerations you must think about when choosing a contract food packaging vendor. With this information, you will be able to choose the right contract food packaging company for your business.