Reduce your Packaging Costs
The Packaging team specialises in assisting ERA clients across all industry and retail sectors by helping to reduce their Secondary and Primary Packaging costs.
Given the size, volatility and scope inherent within the industry, ERA will ensure that the process is tailored to each individual client’s needs and that the most appropriate solution is presented, implemented and maintained throughout the term of our engagement.
Our specialists work with clients to reduce Packaging costs, this can be achieved either via like for like unit cost reduction, smarter buying habits or an overall improvement to the supply chain. Sometimes it can be a combination of all three.
The process includes a review of specifications which can identify more appropriate methodology and practice which, amongst other things, can also help reduce on site working capital, improve lead times and reduce damage to goods in transit.
Cost Areas Include:
• Boxes & Cartons
• Drums & Containers
• Fillers & Padding
• General Packaging
• Packaging Labels
• Paper Packaging
• Perfumery & Cosmetics
• Shrink Wrap
• Shrink Wrap Fillers & Padding
• Strapping & Tape
In general ERA work with clients to gain a full appreciation of their needs, ensuring that all key stakeholders are fully engaged and that all existing quality and service requirements are completely understood.
All costs, volumes and order patterns are thoroughly benchmarked too. We would also seek to understand what works particularly well and where there might be scope for improvement. Any alternative solutions even if it is simply a change of supplier(s) at new rates for existing materials purchased, would be fully tested prior to any implementation and involve product sampling and shipping trials. ERA totally understand that if packaging materials fail to arrive on time or are under specified, goods simply do not get out of the door and poorly specified product will lead to damage and customer dissatisfaction.