Supply Chain Audits: Packaging Expert Program
Do you need an expert to audit your warehouse and supply chain? Finding gaps, inefficiencies, excessive waste of materials, and other costs that can easily be cut? Audits are a great way to find your pain points.
Choosing the right packaging equipment or packaging material to meet your products requirements can mean the difference between success and failure.
Over 30 years of business industry leaders teaches you a lot. You learn that small changes lead to big impacts.
A poor packaging solution mixed with inefficiencies will hurt your supply chain and eat into your bottom line each and every day. You simply can’t afford to operate like this – burning through money in hidden costs that can be eliminated when identified by the right team.
With over 30 years of expertise, we know how important packaging is to your business.
A successful packaging plan can make or break your products, and your bottom line.
A properly established program will elevate your package and increase durability while eliminating excess materials.
That’s where the Packaging Expert Program (PEP) comes in, or PEP Talk.
This guide will tell you all about our program.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- What Does A Warehouse Audit Provide?
- Success Stories
- How It Works
- Expert Industry Knowledge
- Audit Checklist
- Frequently Asked Questions
What Does A Supply Chain Audit Provide?
A supply chain audit should answer these questions:
- “Do our procedures meet current operating requirements?”
- “What can we improve?”
This is an unbiased evaluation of your facilities. It objectively analyzes your past performance, finds possible improvements, and even provides you with the tools to put it all in place.
They can help with these critical elements:
- Automated or semi-automated solutions
- Buying used packaging equipment
- Reducing damages and issues through correct packaging
- Alternate materials that reduce waste and save money
- Eco-friendly packaging materials
The warehouse audit is performed by one of our trained team members. It should result in a warehouse audit report that details strengths and weaknesses and suggests improvements.
Have an expert look at your warehouse and become more efficient with Bennett today.
Listen to our PEP Talk Team Leader, Eric Reynolds discuss some of his success stories from auditing customers warehouses.
How it Works
This is a customer focused program. Our PEP Talk Team Members audit supply chains, existing protective equipment, materials, processes, and warehouses for our customers.
After a discovery process our team will get to work identifying problem areas and provide possible solutions. This program locates inefficiencies and offers improvements to increase productivity and reduce per pack costs.
If you can source supplies and materials from someone with experience, they probably get better deals buying in bulk.
Following the audit, our team will work with you and your company to develop a clear set of standards for the process and packers.
By creating a new standardized plan, you are able to optimize labor efficiency, reduce damages, create a positive experience for your consumer, and reduce replacement costs.
It’s crucial for all companies to reach out to a professional to consult on their operations.
Expert Corrugated Industry Knowledge
With extensive industry experience in a range of categories, our Packaging Specialists understand all the different business factors that impact the packaging, supply chain, and your products..
Our expertise touches a range of industries:
- 3PL Support
- Industrial Packaging
- Produce Packaging
- Food Packaging
- Pharmaceutical Packaging
- Craft Beer Packaging
- Wine Packaging
- e-Commerce Packaging
- Shelf-Ready Packaging (SRP)
- Retail Displays
- Pallet Skirts
- Dump Bins
Our extensive knowledge of the different automated machinery can make the difference between success and failure.
Once an audit is complete, the auditor will review his results and contact you with their findings. Our audit covers each area of business, from receiving through shipping and even inventory control.
Below is a warehouse audit checklist that demonstrates what the audit should include.
✅ 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 Can Audit Your Supply Chains
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.