While cost optimisation in packaging does not stop at material costs, it does start there. Detailed packaging inspection often offers starting points for saving on material costs without having to compromise on the result.
There is potential here:
- Size adjustment
Your personal optimum lies somewhere between “as few packaging variants as possible” and “the smallest possible packaging for each individual product”.
- Material change
Perhaps wood is not actually necessary, and cardboard also does the job?
- Quality adjustment
Sometimes it doesn’t have to be premium if the requirements are not that high. A seemingly inexpensive stretch film can end up being more expensive than the more economical high-performance film.
- New packaging solution
Is a reusable solution an option?
- Adjusting the packaging machines used
Is a smaller paper cushion enough? Or maybe one less wrap on the pallet will do?
Packaging material is in several places, has to be assembled in a laborious process, inexperienced people need several attempts and ultimately it is pure luck if the product arrives undamaged. Wasted time, wasted materials, complaints, a disaster. It may not look so bad in your case: most packaging processes offer potential for process optimisation . We work with you to analyse your processes and make them faster, simpler and safer.
The packaging process can be as good as you want it to be: if the packaging does not fulfil its most important purpose of protecting the packaged goods, you gain nothing. While over-packaging causes unnecessary material costs, too little packaging – or the wrong solution – can result in damage to the product. With our packaging know-how we can reduce the complaint rate.
Whether it’s from shipping containers, freight forwarders, the postal service or internal vehicle fleets, transport volumes and weights cost money. You can’t change that, but you can get more for it.
- Packaging density optimisation
We choose or design your inner packaging based on the geometry of your product.
- Weight optimisation
We keep the entire package as light as possible by cleverly assembling and selecting the packaging materials.
- Optimisation of utilisation
You can make full use of the volume of the transport unit by stacking packages.
And if your goals are mutually exclusive, we will find your personal middle ground.
The disposal of packaging material is not only a question of sustainability, but also of costs. Fortunately, there is a big overlap there. The “reduce, reuse, recycle” approach not only reduces the impact on the environment, but also on your wallet. We show you where there is potential:
We check where you can save material, for example with higher-performance, reduced-thickness stretch films.
A reusable solution can be developed for applications where you haven’t even considered reuse yet.
Single-material packaging products are easier and cheaper to recycle, thereby saving costs.