406 – A Scientific Approach to Packaging Optimization


September 20, 2017 9:00 am - 9:50 am

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Packaging Techniques

Parcel carriers have recently ramped up pricing pressure on shippers which have inefficient packaging. But the same pricing punishment for inefficient shippers is now the standard in less-than-truckload… especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises which lack negotiating volume. There is similar cost reduction opportunity for all companies in self-manufactured or purchased packaging. The top companies have successfully tackled packaging optimization across the enterprise in self-manufactured products, inbound purchased products and outbound customer shipments. We will “step inside” several companies through case studies to demonstrate the value of tackling packaging optimization on an enterprise basis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Comprehending the internal cost reduction and sustainability benefits that are possible through packaging optimization
  • Understanding how packaging optimization drives supply chain efficiency through any company’s external supply chain
  • Recognizing that packaging optimization is more than box selection
    How identifying and using the right technology always delivers better operational results than manual efforts
Jack Ampuja