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Benefits of An Annual Packaging Audit

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In today’s fast-paced business environment, staying ahead of the curve is essential for any organization, especially in the realm of packaging. Packaging, often considered the silent salesman, plays a crucial role in brand perception, product protection, and sustainability.

Every year is a new chance to reevaluate your business, your goals, and, most importantly, your costs. What better way to achieve your goals than an annual packaging audit? This service has huge benefits, and you can't overlook them.

First of all, what is an annual packaging audit? A packaging audit is a program designed to identify and analyze the products, packaging, and supply chain produced. The objective of the audit is to detect problem areas that are causing extra costs and areas where efficiency can increase and decrease costs.

Keep reading to learn about the benefits of this service.

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Benefits of Packaging Audits

  • Focus on your core business
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Learn about alternate solutions
  • Increase sales with new innovations
  • Find and cut hidden costs
  • Increase sustainability

How It Works

This is a service that focuses on customers. Our PEP Talk Team Members inspect our customers' supply chains, current safety devices, products, procedures, and warehouses.

After a discovery process, our team will get to work finding problem areas and presenting potential solutions. This software recognizes inefficiencies and makes enhancements to increase efficiency and decrease costs per pack.

Our team will work with you and your business after the audit to create a consistent set of requirements for the process and packers. You are able to maximize labor productivity, minimize harm, create a positive customer experience, and reduce replacement costs by developing a new structured schedule.

To reach out to a specialist to check on their activities is important for all businesses.

Supply Chain + Packaging Audit Results

First, what are the results of a supply chain and packaging audit? Many businesses get into a rhythm, but the problem is that they can stagnate in innovation.

An annual audit is a great chance to focus on the core aspects of your business, and implement new solutions. Sometimes this can be minor tweaks here and there, other times it can be a huge design change.

The process is focused finding tactical results around each step of the supply chain. And those are things that can be typically missed during the initial business plan.

Sustainable Practices

Next, the best place to focus on finding innovative solutions is with sustainability. Starting with your production waste, an audit will focus on new solutions that can reduce the amount of waste.

Sometimes switching to Shelf-Ready Packaging can be the best option. This packaging can reduce your waste, and the design is focused on being a single solution for shipping and retail.

Reducing your carbon footprint is a huge deal in the market, and a great chance to market. We worked with Sinomax USA to reduce their waste with Digital Printing. They even created a seal on their packaging to promote the changes they made.

Finally, finding a way to ship less packaging will lower your overall shipping costs. How much are you wasting by shipping a box that's two inches larger?

Post Packaging Analysis

A post-packaging analysis represents a pivotal moment for businesses to scrutinize their packaging lines comprehensively, unveiling opportunities for significant enhancements. 

This deep dive into their process often reveals inefficiencies that, once addressed, can lead to substantial cost savings and operational improvements. A common issue identified through such analysis is the presence of excess "air" in packages. This seemingly minor oversight can lead to inflated shipping costs and environmental impact due to the unnecessary volume being transported.

Our team, comprised of innovative, creative designers, excels at reimagining product organization within packaging to eliminate this wasteful space. This is not merely about adjusting the box size; it involves a strategic reevaluation of the packing materials and the configuration of products within the packaging.

By employing a combination of design ingenuity and practical insights, our designers are adept at uncovering novel solutions that significantly reduce empty packaging space.

Reducing every inch of wasted space is not just an exercise in cost reduction; it's a strategic approach to enhancing your supply chain's efficiency and sustainability. 

Warehouse Audit Checklist

Upon the completion of an audit, the auditor meticulously reviews the collected data and findings to construct a comprehensive overview of the audited areas. 

This meticulous review aims to identify not just the issues but also the opportunities within your business's operations. Following this review, you will be promptly contacted to discuss the results, which encompass an extensive range of business sectors, including the reception of goods, shipping processes, and inventory management practices.

To ensure a thorough and effective audit, our process is guided by a detailed warehouse audit checklist. This checklist serves as a roadmap, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in our quest to optimize your operations.  

A warehouse audit checklist showing what the audit should contain is below.

  • The facility’s current and optimum capacity and output
  • Logistical layout and material flow
  • Safety and security
  • Productivity analysis
  • Storage and handling equipment
  • Inventory systems and accuracy
  • Identify areas that need improvement
  • A report with recommendations

Bennett Performs Annual Packaging Audits

Bennett is a premier packaging and retail displays manufacturing company striving to protect and promote our clients' products with customized corrugated solutions. When you work with us, you’re part of the family. We will partner with you every step of the way.

With our fully-integrated design-to-delivery process, we can be the single supplier source. We are an award-winning manufacturer of virtually anything corrugate. We offer everything from plain brown shipping boxes to sophisticated, high-graphic printed point-of-purchase displays, and everything in between.

Talk with our team today about our Annual Packaging Audits

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Packaging Supply Chain Audit?

A packaging supply chain audit is a process where an expert identifies and analyzes the types of materials you have, amounts of product, and packaging solutions, typically performed on an annual basis. The objective of the audit is to detect areas for improvement, find inefficiencies, and provide solutions.