Supply Chain Consolidation Yields Savings: Berlin Packaging White Paper

Dec 03, 2013, 08:05 ET from Berlin Packaging

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The drawbacks of complex supply chains in the packaging industry and the benefits of consolidation – including potential 25%+ cost savings along with revenue lift – are discussed in Supply Chain Consolidation: Rationalizing Packaging Complexity for Profit, a new white paper from Berlin Packaging that can be downloaded free of charge at

The paper identifies different areas of the packaging supply chain that are candidates for consolidation and outlines benefits to packaging budgets, infrastructure and materials flow, quality, branding and management focus. It also defines a roadmap for planning consolidation initiatives, suggests factors to consider in determining how much consolidation can take place without affecting market competitiveness, and gives an example of how one brand with dozens of packaging suppliers and slow-turning packaging inventory achieved savings through consolidation. 

The paper is the latest addition to Berlin Packaging's library of white papers related to packaging and business topics such as supply chain, package design, sustainability and shipping hazardous materials. Other recent additions include:

  • Consumer Megatrends and Packaging Implications: Is Your Company Missing the Boat?, which discusses major consumer trends that can help brand owners deliver products and packaging that sell;
  • Don't Do Business with Brokers or Distributors: Finding a Hybrid Supplier, which addresses strategies for overcoming the inefficiencies and biases of traditional sourcing models; and
  • Brand Strategy and Packaging Graphics: Making a Consumer Connection, which explains the role of graphic design in bringing a brand to life and discusses considerations for brand design and redesign.

All company white papers can be downloaded at

About Berlin Packaging
Berlin Packaging is North America's premier Hybrid Packaging Supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. With over 33,000 available SKUs, over 120 packaging consultants, and more than 90 sales and warehouse locations across North America, the company has the right products, expertise, and geographic proximity to help customers increase their net income through packaging products and services. Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures annually as well as warehousing and logistics services for customers of all sizes in all industries. It is the only company in its sector to be ISO 9001 certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, and to achieve 99% on-time delivery of its shipments every month for more than eight years. Related services and specialty product divisions include Studio One Eleven custom packaging and graphic design, Berlin Global sourcing solutions, E3 profit-oriented consulting, Berlin Financial financing for equipment and capital improvements, Dangerous Goods transport, Freund Container & Supply convenience, and Qorpak laboratory supplies. The company can be reached at 1.800.2.BERLIN,, and on LinkedIn and Twitter

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