Is packaging the magic ingredient in your global supply chain?
It certainly has the power to make or break your global operations.
It’s Autumn 2017 and we browse and consume in an environment which is governed by the exquisite presentation of brand, increasingly complex methods of delivery and a life dominated by choice and convenience.
Retailers are investing millions in packaging innovation teams, rigid compliance processes and IT systems to deliver graphic and structural excellence. The supplier base is motivated to ensure that the goods they supply are measured holistically to meet the highest standards in ethical supply, supply chain efficiency across all channels to market and impact on the environment.
Data has become critical to every retailer and brand in monitoring the time critical demands on their supply chain, the waste they create and are legally required to report to governments; it also provides the transparency demanded by today’s more discerning and ethically motivated consumers.
Packaging has emerged as the primary driver for margin improvement. Packaging offers retailers the ability to differentiate through enhanced brand perception, convenience of use and easy disposal and also offers end-consumers a frustration-free shopping experience.
Global retailers are finally understanding the critical importance of having the correct balance between optimization and standardization and have been able to deliver the most meaningful efficiencies of this decade whilst massively reducing the environmental impact of their shipping operations.
Forward thinking businesses are taking control and accepting responsibility for their packaging in order to elevate it from an ‘unwanted cost’ to a value driving innovation; focused and committed to value creation as opposed to blind cost reduction.
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