Packaging optimization is the right balance between two conflicting forces: product protection and cost. Packaging is the only barrier protecting your product from damage. If there is too much room, between your product and the packaging it is in, you are at risk of supplying damaged stock.
Evaluating the way your products are packaged can result in better protection as well as a decrease in handling costs, storage costs, and transportation costs. While increasing your warehouse efficiencies, sustainability and helping your business keep up with consumer demand for environmental protection.
A large local food provider we work with changed from pre made pouches to a form fill option. As a result they improved their production by 50% on their coffee pouches and reduced their waste from 20 to 8%. Packaging cost as a percentage of total cost also decreased from 30 to 15% greatly improving their margin and providing breathing space for potential supply channel demands.
Shaving millimetres off a carton size, changing materials or switching to flexible options where possible can mean more pallet space or lower freight costs.
Speak to your Snell Representative for a review on your current packaging options.