Benefits of Using Contract Packagers

Packaging is an important part of the manufacturing process yet oftentimes packaging operations managers are focused on deadlines and costs rather than implementing strategies to retain and attract customers. Consumers play one of the most important roles in the packaging process, and businesses that pay attention to consumer demands and interests will reap the benefits.

Manufacturers that work with contract packagers are poised to experience many benefits due to the extensive knowledge and expertise they bring to the packaging industry.

Contract Packagers Provide Many Benefits to Manufacturers

When manufacturers partner with a contract packaging company, they should determine the specific packaging operations that are poised to outsource in a standalone process. A company should evaluate the capabilities of the contract packager, including capacity, technology, quality control, and experienced manpower. Collaborating with a contract packager should contribute to a manufacturer’s productivity and profitability.

Some of the most recognized benefits of outsourcing to a contract packager include:

Reduced costs and increased profit
Outsourcing to contract packaging companies eliminates the need for manufacturers to invest in facility capacity, labor, materials, and equipment associated with the packaging process. Floorspace and money saved can be invested into a company’s niche manufacturing production process for greater profitability.

Greater flexibility with more packaging options

An experienced contract packager is familiar with the many types of packaging materials and can offer suggestions that may provide greater consumer appeal, product protection, or brand awareness. Manufacturers may not be fully aware of the continually evolving trends in packaging that appeal to consumers, such as sustainability, flexibility, and environmentally friendly options.

Increased output and quicker lead times

Since contract packagers focus on packaging as their area of expertise and already have the staff, capacity, and equipment to perform packaging processes quickly, manufacturers can receive packaged products back even faster than performing this process in-house. This improves internal efficiencies, on-time deliveries, and customer satisfaction.

Value added packaging processes

Most contract packagers are familiar with the many value-added services that enhance packaging such as barcoding, protective packaging with various types of dunnage, sewing, wrapping, palletizing, and shipping.

Great option for seasonal, short-term packaging needs

Businesses that experience an increase in seasonal product output can experience significant benefits by outsourcing to contract packagers. This eliminates the need to hire additional staff just for packaging, saving on labor, training expenses, benefits, payroll, and administrative duties for a short-term increase in packaging needs.

PPS Offers Professional and Experienced Contract Packaging

Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, has been providing contract packaging services since 1941, offering more than 80 years of experience. We are an industry-leading contract packager in Illinois, providing secondary production solutions to businesses of all sizes, including some of the largest fortune 100 companies in the country. We follow strict quality policies as part of our ISO9001:2015 certification and provide full lot code traceability and accountability of customer supplied material with our Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, system.

PPS differs from other contract packagers in our mission which is focused on providing employment to our select group of highly skilled, dedicated employees. We partner with our customers to provide the highest level of quality and service, offering decades of expertise and insight into the latest packaging trends. Contact us to learn more about the many benefits we provide as an experienced, leading contract packaging company.

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