Cost inflation has created a shipping bubble. If you optimize your shipping, transportation, labor and packaging operations, you’ll keep more of your profits now, and you’ll fare better than you competitors when the bears come calling.
The adoption of dimensional pricing based on size of shipping containers has been a game changer for the industry. But many companies have been slow to adjust their packaging operations to address the new reality. Here’s how you can capitalize on the changes.
IKEA is one of a handful of companies that constantly optimizes their packaging to save time, money and space. Your company can do it too but you need the right partner.
Mark your calendars and get ready. Cyber Monday 2018 will be on Monday, November 26th. Last year’s Cyber Monday was record breaking in online sales and shipping demand. The shopping window from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday can wreak havoc on the logistics industry which should expect to see another record break year in terms of volume and speed of orders through e-commerce engines.
Packaging & Logistics Solutions (PLS) is at Parcel Forum 2018 in booth #344. Stop by to learn about how PLS can save you money with transportation, packaging optimization and much more.
Blockchain technology, including the idea of a digital shared ledger, has the potential to increase supply chain transparency and revolutionize supply chain auditing. Industry giants in tech and shipping such as IBM and Maersk are already deploying blockchain-based shipping systems that will digitize supply chains and track international cargo in real time.
There are a lot of out-of-the-box solutions to the supply chain problems we face today. But let’s be clear, all of the latest tech is still, mostly aimed at solving the four main areas we already understand, packaging optimization, labor optimization, shipping optimization and warehouse optimization.
When a Kentucky-based e-commerce business needed to find savings in their packaging and supply chain, they didn’t know where to start. At PLS, we developed a customized e-commerce solution to their specific packaging, labor, and shipping needs which resulted in over $2 million in annual cost savings. Here’s how we did it.
Packaging optimization can seem difficult, but with the right partner, it’s a recipe for dramatic growth in profitability thanks to direct savings as well as improvements in labor optimization, transportation optimization, warehouse optimization and more.
What effect does free shipping have on e-commerce and the rest of the supply chain industry? We look into what the biggest players are doing and how you can benefit.
Making the most out of shipping containers through packaging optimization, no matter what size they are, just makes good business sense. So why don’t more companies look to save time, money and resources with packaging optimization? Good question.