Product packaging is important! You've heard this before, and it's still true. If your product packaging isn't the best it can be, it's probably costing you more money than it could be. In honor of helping your brand shine on and off the shelf, here are 6 packaging mistakes that are costing you money and how to remedy them!
When is the last time you took time to review your packaging processes to identify areas of strength and weakness? Have you ever worked with your supplier to perform a packaging line audit? Your packaging line is one of the key components to any manufacturing production. Being aware of the causes of downtime or product damage will place you a step ahead of the game when it comes to selecting what capital investments for your operation will bring you the most bang for your buck.
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As manufacturer or distributor of foods or consumer goods, you may experience growing pains as your business handles increased demand. These pains often include bandwidth limitations and labor issues, and packaging line automation is an excellent place in your production line to eliminate them.
DOWNTIME.. It's the bane of any busy manufacturing or distribution floor, and it impacts more than just time. It often comes down to how well you maintain your packaging machinery, aside from the occasional fluke machinery issue.
Shrink wrapping is an easy process that only requires two things: the right kind of plastic wrap and heat. With just a roll of shrink wrap and a heating source, you can waterproof, weatherproof and tamperproof just about anything you have. Since there is no restriction on size to shrink wrap items, you have a way to protect even your bulkiest of items. But even this great packaging solution has a few potential hiccups.
As the Manager or Supervisor in charge of manufacturing and production floors, your goals for increased productivity and lower costs are almost always at the top of the priorities list. According to several voices across the web, freight and labor costs as well as inventory control are the main contributors to lower productivity and increasing costs. Not mentioned enough is how to impact these numbers, or where to begin. By reviewing your packaging process and your overall production line, you can find several ways reduce your total cost of packaging and impact your labor numbers while improving efficiency. Here are the top seven ways that packaging can positively impact these numbers.