In our last blog, we talked about using lean execution to reduce various types of process waste. The newest addition to Lean’s “eight types of waste” is underutilization of talent and resources. In this blog, we explore how a contract packaging partner can take on specific processes at no additional charge so that your management team can focus on more pressing and profitable priorities.
Advances in technology have streamlined some manufacturing processes, while creating complexity in others. To mitigate these complexities and keep focused, more and more General Managers are looking to the experience of their contract packaging partners to support them with cost-neutral solutions. Using a full-service contract packaging partner who offers production, fulfillment and packaging gives you more than just an opportunity to “outsource” (or insource) traditional in-house operations. This type of partnership can free-up your management team to focus on higher-order work. Here are five important processes your contract packager could easily and cost-effectively handle for your management team today:
Using an experienced contract packager for your kitting operation helps you reduce in-house labor hours. By delegating kitting to a contract packager, you can reduce your reliance on overtime and, at no extra cost, you can realize the added benefits of fixed-costs and flexible scheduling.
By tapping into the experience and flexibility offered by a contract packaging partner, you and your management team can save a lot of time and money, and realize many value-added benefits without incurring additional cost. Best of all, your management team stays focused on priorities and initiatives that move the business forward, and contribute more to your bottom line.
As your warehouse operations expand, the challenges also grow in scope. An innovative approach improves both inventory management and overall efficiency.
As supply chain complexity grows alongside labor and transportation costs, an experienced warehouse 3PL can help you realize significant efficiency gains.
Get ideas on how to delight your customers with delivery on their timeline.