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Artwork and Printing When You Can’t Travel

Artwork and Printing When You Can’t Travel

Being on press during initial print runs has always been critical in the packaging procurement process. And why wouldn’t it be? Your print is your brand and everyone sees it! But, 2020 has made it nearly impossible to be present during press approvals. This is a very...

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Building an Antifragile Packaging Procurement Program

Building an Antifragile Packaging Procurement Program

As we turn the page to 2021, one of the biggest lessons learned from the past year is that many things in packaging supply chains are just not predictable. And it’s interesting to see the annual ‘this is how next year will play out’ prediction articles popping up.  ...

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Vendor Lock-In; The Enemy of Supply Chain Agility

Vendor Lock-In; The Enemy of Supply Chain Agility

2020 is defined by disruptions.  Disruptions to daily life, social interactions and global supply chains.   Disruptions require fast and accurate action, often with very opaque information. Conditions on the ground change constantly, sometimes in the manner of hours....

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Is Your Artwork Approval Process Snafu?

Is Your Artwork Approval Process Snafu?

If there’s one thing that’s true about packaging, it’s that managing artwork approval sucks. Your packaging approval may depend on a dozen people, spread out all over the world, trying to communicate with email and Excel files. All too often, people lose track of...

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Automate Your Packaging Procurement to Reduce Risk

Automate Your Packaging Procurement to Reduce Risk

By now you’re probably aware of the risks to your packaging supply chain from natural disasters, trade disputes, supplier failure, production errors, and freight interruptions. Did you know that automating your procurement operations can reduce and mitigate many of...

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