When a business is looking to cut expenses, they often fail to recognize the significance of their packaging costs. Having extremely reliable and efficient industrial packaging can significantly reduce costs for all types of industries. While speed is an important factor in packaging, quality is equally as important and will save money in the long run. If your industrial packaging is lacking efficiency, here’s what you can do to cut costs.
In a lot of industries, cookie cutter packaging will not cut it. Without properly customized packaging solutions, products can be damaged or ruined, and that wastes a ton of time, shipping space and money. Planning is key. Work with a packaging manufacturer that can engineer custom solutions that will work for your products. Spending the initial time and money on good design will save you a lot of headaches down the line and keep your reputation intact.
Testing your packaging for durability is critical and should be done on a product by product basis. Each product you ship should have a testing plan that takes into account everything the shipment will entail. How long will the product be in transport? How fragile is the product? Will the package go through temperature changes? Will it be stacked along with other products and therefore be under constant pressure? These are things that need to be considered and tested for. Using a packaging company that has their own testing capabilities will save you money on having to test with a third party.
Implementing a returnable packaging program allows businesses to cut costs and improve their sustainability. Using packaging that can withstand multiple uses is a common sense solution- but allowing a packaging manufacturer to manage a returnable packaging program for your business is where you can really save. They will develop a custom program that will efficiently inspect your packaging, make any necessary repairs, and get the packaging back in rotation in an efficient manner. They will also provide you with reports on how much the program is saving you.
FCA Packaging offers custom packaging solutions and management plans that will cut costs. Explore our packaging solutions and give us a call to learn how we can improve your packaging today.