All the companies are constantly looking for different ways to maximise the benefits and one of the various ways to do it is by reducing time and costs in various departments. Apart from how you ship, store or produce the products you sell, you should also think about how you pack. Yes! We don’t talk much about packaging in logistics but there are many reasons why we should as it plays a major role in shipping and producing your products and thus, in benefiting the supply chain. If you want to save time and money, package optimisation is your answer.
What Is Package Optimisation?
If you are anything like most of the companies, chances are you leave the packaging in the hands of designers and marketing experts which adds time and costs to the supply chain process. Here is where package optimisation enters!
Package optimisation is a process where supply chain specialists design new ways to make the packaging more beneficial to the supply chain system and these new ways or little changes help your company to save time and money.
Why Should You Optimise Your Packaging?
We have already discussed the numerous benefits package optimisation offers. How does package optimisation save your time and money? Let’s have a look.
1) Material Check
When we talk about the packaging, we also talk about the material you use for packaging which could also be the reason holding your supply chain down. You’re only adding time not money to your supply chain if the products are expensive or wasteful. Quality does matter but if you cannot save money by cutting off the product cost, you can do it by reducing the cost of packaging. Simple alternatives such as using hot-melt instead of tape can save you both time and money.
2) Go Green
Whether you choose to use a thinner plastic or recycled cardboard, there are many different ways to make your package more sustainable and on the same hand attractive to the customers. Not only creating plastic containers or cardboard boxes is expensive if compared to using recycled cardboard, it also causes some severe damage to the mother earth. Apart from saving money, it will also promote the company’s reputation among customers for being environmentally friendly.
3) Less Is More
Size, weight and packaging of the boxes of the product play an important role in determining shipment costs. Wasted space and weight that could be occupied by more product equals wasted money. A little change in the shape, size and amount of the packaging can save you a lot.
4) Cutting Off The Unnecessary Costs
Unnecessary costs are neither good for you nor for your customers. The balance between complexity and efficiency is what you must aim for. With the right balance, you can cut off all the unwanted and unnecessary costs and lower your shipping costs. Package optimisation helps you save space and weight with each shipment.