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Benefits of Lean Manufacturing and Related Blogs

Lean manufacturing is the process of cutting back on certain materials or speeding up certain processes to lower the overall cost of manufacturing. There can be key benefits to this approach to manufacturing, but it's important to move forward with a balanced view of lowering costs without compromising quality. This blog looks at that concept, but it also delves into other information related to the manufacturing and industrial fields. Ultimately, this blog is designed to help manufacturing professionals as well as B2B clients who purchase products or outsource processes to this field. If you have questions, I hope that you find the answers you need here.


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Advantages of Using Customized Packaging Boxes for a Business

by Mark Peters

When delivering goods to customers, customized packaging plays a critical role. However, lean economic times have forced some businesses to direct less funding towards customized packaging. Therefore, one would be forgiven for suggesting that personalized boxes should be among the last areas to receive any form of financing for the business. Injecting less funding on customized packaging has its consequences with the major one being that companies tend to lose on the consumer front. If you are among those that don't pay particular attention to customized packaging, then its time you rethink your strategy. This article highlights significant advantages of customized packaging that business owners should not ignore.

Reduced Shipping Costs -- When shipping goods to clients, the shipping rates are determined by the size and weight of every order. For instance, if you are delivering a product that is small in size, but you decide to use voluminous packaging on it, then you will spend more on shipping fees. Notably, customized boxes offer an opportunity for you to set packaging based on individual orders. On the other hand, since customized packaging includes protection, using less weighty protective packaging where needed would also help the business to spend less on shipping costs.

Safety of Products -- Once clients have made their orders they expect timely delivery of products that are in excellent condition. However, when delivering goods such as champagne glasses, packaging them in big boxes and covering them with papers as a form of shock absorbing material will not guarantee safety. The glasses can move around in the free spaces inside the box and eventually break, which is a situation that will not board well with your customers. Most consumers agree that if they receive a broken order, then they would seize their relationship with a particular supplier. With customized boxes, however, the glasses can be packaged in a manner to ensure that they stay in place during an entire journey. Most importantly, your business has an opportunity to avoid losses that result from breakages caused by poor packaging. 

Increased Value Perception -- One thing about the customized packaging is that boxes should not only be functional, but they should also be aesthetically appealing to your consumer base. There have been cases where consumers buy a product just because the packaging is visually appealing. Use of appropriate colors, as well as unique box designs, also helps to attract new clients. For instance, if a business packages its perfume in boxes designed in the feminine shape, then female customers will readily associate with the product compared to using a plain square box.