How Packaging Can Improve Your Operations

Here at Kimberley Watson we know an awful lot about packaging, as you would expect. Because cardboard packaging is our business we feel we can pass on good advice on how it can improve your operations, and this post today is about exactly that.

By improving your processes, you can make a positive impact on your business. Take in all the aspects of your packaging, the machinery you use, the materials, shipping, payment dates, aesthetic details and how much you pay, and you can help make a move towards greater efficiency, which will improve operations exponentially.

Think About Your Packaging

These days packaging can be cut and dyed into any shape, whether it’s corrugated or otherwise. This type of packaging is lighter and kinder to the environment. Biodegradable packaging is increasingly the option for those with a desire to make less of an impact with their carbon footprint. If it benefits the environment, then it benefits you and your customers, who will appreciate your decision to choose ethical packaging. You will also find that the lighter and more efficient the packaging, the quicker your operations are.

Is Your Packaging Line Efficient?

Packaging machinery needs to be in full operation or it can affect the packaging line to such a degree that operations are almost brought to a standstill. You may need to make an investment in machinery that will put your packaging and your business back on track, and of course gradually, you will see improvements, in fact improvements will be quicker when you invest in better technology. You could bring in someone externally who could carry out an audit on your production line, offering ideas on where improvements could be made.

Inspect and Maintain

Once you’ve invested in something better, always inspect and maintain it on a regular basis so you get the best out of it. It will help ensure its reliability and longevity. By keeping on top of things you can identify problems before they become insurmountable and keep the production line functional.

Labelling Costs

Think about your labelling and print labels directly on to your packaging. You’ll take the hard work out of creating sticky labels which would have to be created separately, you’ll save yourself time and money by doing it this way.

Data & Audits

Keep data on information that could help you save in the long-term, keep a record of how much certain aspects of packing are costing, has there been an increase, is this increase something you can absorb or is it time to change? Work with people you trust who can watch out for these small details if you’re too busy to do it yourself.

Outsource Your Packaging Needs

If you want your organisation to operate at maximum efficiency then why not get in touch with us here at Kimberley Watson Packaging. We can positively transform your business when it comes to packaging by tailoring it to your exact requirements. That way you’ve got one less thing to worry about. Get in touch today.