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Creating and producing packaging has become an increasingly complex process. The number of product variations is on the rise with demands for custom, bespoke packaging, and companies are navigating tighter time and cost constraints.
Thank our lucky stars for pallets! Without them, entire supply chains – not to mention the material handling industry – would fall to pieces. Surprisingly enough, though, many manufacturers fail to see the point of pallet optimization (or ‘palletization’, if you will). Who cares whether that box is 5 centimeters wider? What does it matter […]
In this free e-book, we present five essential steps for brand owners looking at packaging management solutions to help to reduce the level of complexity in packaging and artwork. Step 1) Assess automation: Dividing brand development activities into two areas: those that cannot be automated and those that can. Step 2) Probe performance: Which elements […]
There are four keys to unlocking success in packaging and its artwork for CPG companies: PASS – Process, Assets, Supply chain, Speed. P is for Processes – a reduced number of processes, without any waste. Digital packaging management and asset management platforms can help to deliver automation of manual tasks. A is for Asset management […]
Creating and producing packaging and its artwork for pharma products has become an increasingly complex process. A whole range of challenges – from increasing numbers of SKUs to human error – can hinder the process and lead to delays, compliance issues and unnecessary cost. But what about when all these challenges are overcome and everything […]
In Part 1 of this two-part series , we saw how packaging and artwork inefficiencies are costing companies dearly. We discussed how to identify these inefficiencies through methods such as value stream mapping, and how companies can gain the control and visibility of their processes to become more efficient. In this second part, we look […]
Your company is almost certainly inefficient; and the larger it is, the more likely it is to have departmental,regional or functional silos that contribute to this. EU businesses report losing an average of one percent of their revenue each year due to a lack of efficient working practices; that’s a total of around €60 billion […]
In the world of consumer packaged goods (CPG), the packaging is often just as important as the product itself – if not more so. CPG companies know they need to respond to ever-changing customer needs while simultaneously keeping on top of compliance requirements and responding to internal pressures. But the truth is that the process […]
See how pharma brand owner Almirall doubled its volume of artwork with the same number of people, being GMP compliant at the same time.
Packaging and labelling challenges occur on a regular basis in the healthcare industry. In this article we look at five of the most common challenges, including: Compliance concerns (difficulties complying with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines) Process problems (outdated manual processes as a critical source of errors) Recall risks (50% of product recalls are […]
When the EU Directive on Falsified Medicines came into force at the end of 2015, the EU gave pharmaceutical manufacturers three years to implement a new range of features to make their packaging GMP compliant. In the light of these increasingly stringent safety demands, we’ve put together a shortlist of three useful suggestions for pharmaceutical […]