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Contract Packaging Services Won't Back Down

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 10/4/17 7:25 AM

Song Inspiration, Won't Back Down, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 1978

"Well I won't back down, no I won't back down"

Busy season. 

It's a term we hear frequently throughout the year from a variety of industries. We know that tax season is busy for accountants, the retail industry is booming around the holidays, and if you're a NW Ohio resident like me, right now you see the farmers out from dusk till dawn harvesting the fields. 

We all have a busy season. It comes every year, at the same time, and we usually hurdle  the same obstacles year after year. Instead of spending the time leading up to busy season agonizing over all the work that needs done; whether that be tax returns to file, long hours at the store, or the acres upon acres of fields; let's talk about what we can do to help alleviate the stress to ourselves and our company. 

Talk to a Contract Packaging Provider! 

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Topics: 3PL, Contract Packaging, Secondary Packaging

What is Contract Packaging? - It's a Matter of Trust

Posted by Michael Treb on 8/16/17 7:00 AM

Song Inspiration: “A Matter of Trust” by Billy Joel, 1986

What is Co-Packing? You're a Contract Packager? I have heard those questions more times than I can recall, and understandably so. Even procurement managers who have been in the business for decades don’t have any idea sometimes if they have not looked into utilizing this service.

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Topics: Contract Packaging

Why Should You Have a Contract Packager Wrapped Around Your Finger?

Posted by Adam Bates on 7/12/17 11:00 AM

Song Inspiration: “Wrapped Around Your Finger” by The Police, 1983

In today’s competitive market, businesses everywhere are taking a closer look at their operations to try to minimize costs. One method companies are using is to outsource one or more of their processes to other companies so they can focus on optimizing their core operations. For instance, a consumer goods manufacturer might outsource the packaging of their product to a contract packager.

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Topics: Contract Packaging

Primary, Secondary, Co- or Contract Packaging- "The Choice Is Yours"

Posted by Adam Bates on 5/12/17 7:30 AM

Song inspiration: "The Choice Is Yours" by Blacksheep, 1991

This or that, this or that...   

In the packaging industry, sometimes there are discrepancies between what a company says they do and what the industry would say they do. This causes confusion and can make it difficult to determine what you are looking for when considering outsourcing packaging processes. The key to avoiding this is familiarizing yourself with the industry terms and distinguishing which of them best describes your operations. To help with this process, here are some terms that seem to cause the most trouble.

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Topics: Insider, Contract Packaging, Secondary Packaging