It can be challenging to find a quality truckload carrier, but having trusted partners is a pivotal part of every shipper’s logistics operation. You must choose well as their ability to get the job done directly affects your company’s service to customers and your profitability – two crucial things.
Topics: Transportation, 3PL, Logistics
Getting your products into customer’s hands is never as easy as it seems, and the logistics department of any shipper can attest to this. The reason is there are many different components of the supply chain that need managing, such as warehousing, inventory management, and transportation. Added to that are the many industry regulations, legal requirements, and potential uses of technology to be addressed as well.
Topics: 3PL, Warehousing
As industry giants like Walmart and Amazon respond to rising consumer demand for instant shipments with free one-day shipping and same-day delivery options, the delivery window for suppliers and logistics providers is growing smaller and smaller. With less time to meet these shorter windows and generally tighter regulatory guidelines for carriers, manufacturers are facing some serious pressure to perform.
First impressions can be everything when it comes to the way people perceive your brand, especially when the stakes are high and you’re up against the fierce competition. For many manufacturers and retailers, the opportunity for attracting new customers and making an excellent first impression that lasts lies in the secondary packaging of their product.
When you outsource your essential packaging services to a trusted third party, this process is often referred to as contract packaging or co-packing. Whether your business needs help scaling or you simply lack the proper equipment, experience, or facilities, there are many reasons you can benefit from working with a co-packer.
According to a recent article published by Food Logistics, consumer demand for functional beverages, which provide additional energy or nutritional value for individuals, is skyrocketing due to current health trends and as a market response to COVID-19.
Topics: Logistics, Industry News
Contract packaging, or co-packing, has become a vital manufacturing option for many companies that don’t have the resources to manage the process effectively by themselves. Logistics businesses — especially those in the food and beverage, health, and pharmaceutical industries — that capitalize on this service can produce large orders without having to scale their manufacturing practices or staff, giving them a lot of advantages over their competition.