The packaging used throughout the supply chain, and its management, plays a crucial role in optimizing your operation.
Packaging is one of the important processes within e-commerce fulfillment. Working with a 3PL such as DHL Supply Chain can help you develop packaging that improves sustainability, lowers costs, and delivers the desired customer experience.
MagicLogic Optimization’s BlackBox significantly improved cartonization for True Manufacturing. The solution automatically determined the optimal size and fill material needed for each box, optimizing the manufacturer’s fulfillment processes.
By adopting Transplace’s Dynamic Continuous Moves solution, reusable packaging company Tosca was able to reduce transportation costs related to the program by more than 10% while continuing to provide exceptional service to its customers.
Packaging is a significant element of the supply chain. Optimizing packaging strategy and processes can significantly impact your ability to maintain a smooth and efficient supply chain.
Profile of Victor Finnegan, president and CEO, American Expediting
To improve the bottom line and take advantage of the e-commerce automotive aftermarket sector’s rising popularity, OEMs should focus on the role packaging plays in supply chain efficiency.
Try these packaging moves, says APL Logistics Supply Chain Solutions Head Rajiv Saxena, to help offset higher parcel costs further up the supply chain.
Sustainable packaging helps shippers’ bottom line and brand as well as being easier on the environment.
Challenge yourselves to go beyond a great product and deliver an outstanding brand experience for your customers when they open your package for the first time.
UPS and Sealed Air’s new center will help solve e-commerce retailers’ packaging and shipping challenges.
How powersports manufacturer Monster Moto worked with UPS to redesign its supply chain as it moved its product assembly from China to the U.S.
A handy reading guide summarizing supply chain books and their key takeaways.
Using pallet collars in the warehouse can increase how efficiently your goods are stored, shipped, and delivered.
Launching a cost cutting, productivity-enhancing, or sustainability initiative creates efficiencies with environmental benefits and cost reductions.
Companies are beginning to understand that they need to develop a labeling strategy to meet all of the challenges of today’s global supply chain. Here's how to implement an enterprise labeling approach.
To help combat counterfeiting, the premium beverage industry is taking advantage of serial numbers on product packages to uniquely identify each product for increased connectivity throughout packaging operations and the supply chain.
Companies are shipping ever-increasing volumes of small parcels as e-commerce grows. Read about the strategies that shippers and providers are using to offset the higher cost of small parcel delivery.
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In order to create a consistent end-to-end logistics system, shippers need to connect the technological dots. Find out how.
Increasing costs and challenges within the logistics industry affect your bottom line. Use these steps to reduce logistics costs.
Sustainability and cost savings are driving shippers to reduce packaging waste.
Here are 10 common packaging errors and how to overcome them.
Shippers, carriers, manufacturers – everyone in the business of shipping Dangerous Goods needs to stay up to date on what’s going on in the industry.
Many manufacturers have turned to molded pulp as an environmentally friendly packaging alternative.
Inbound Logistics asked these experts to weigh in on the dimensional weight pricing changes that UPS and FedEx implemented on January 1, 2015.
Properly prepare shipments and test packaging to prevent product damage and returns.
Looking at packaging and freight costs together boxes up logistics and transportation efficiencies
Cosmetics companies face challenges such as time- and temperature-sensitive shipments and retailer packaging requirements.
Air cargo shipments of perishable goods such as produce, flowers, and seafood require careful handling.
Positioning product packaging downstream in the supply chain offers food manufacturers varied selling opportunities.
Packaging on-demand solutions enable businesses to save inventory space and cut packaging and labor costs.
Performing final product packaging in the distribution center can reduce combined warehousing, logistics, and freight costs by 30 percent and order-to-delivery cycle times by seven days.
Many shippers are looking to replace fossil-fuel based packaging materials with something more sustainable. But they must do their homework to find the best – and greenest – fit.
Manufacturers are adapting their shipping cartons to effect supply chain change by reducing waste, slashing transport costs, and boosting efficiency.
By integrating contract packaging into distribution operations, companies can cut costs by 30 percent.
Packaging decisions can be complex. Here are 10 tips on choosing the right packaging for your products.
Green packaging strategies can reduce cargo emissions, conserve resources, cut transport costs, and enhance your brand's reputation; Bill Armstrong of Sealed Air Corporation and Arnold Barlow of UPS explain how to apply them.
Environmental impacts, cost concerns, and technology advances drive food packaging innovation.
Companies are increasingly investing in returnable industrial packaging (RIP) to ship products to customers as sustainably as possible, and significantly reduce the amount of packaging-related waste they create, while also improving efficiencies and cutting costs.
These organizations are wrapping their minds around the packaging waste problem and coming up with out-of-the-box solutions.
Profile of Michael Wasson, chief operations officer with Tosca, a leading provider of reusable packaging and supply chain solutions for retailers and suppliers that are focused on the perishable food supply chain.
A warning to shippers was sounded during the current UPS earnings report. Here’s what you should know about the Shipping Charge Correction Audit fee.
Breakfast purveyors whip up online channels and hash out new products to address supply chain bottlenecks.
One-third of online shoppers buying health and beauty products are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly packaging.
Reusable packaging supports a circular economy. It can be manufactured, used, reused, and reprocessed without impacting the solid waste stream—a huge benefit, considering limited- and one-time-use packaging contributes to the waste crisis.
Electronics e-tailer Flipkart is putting in the work to maximize sustainability across its supply chain.
SmartTEH's container loading system helps a sawmill with a loading challenge.
Shippers are turning to innovative solutions to reduce packaging waste and emissions as key components of their sustainability efforts.
The e-commerce space is evolving quickly, and retailers must take care to consider consumers' shifting expectations, especially when dealing with younger shoppers.