6 reasons why outsourcing your packaging processes is a good idea
1. Flexibility to meet customer demand during busy periods without having the hassle of extra agency staff and lack of space
We all have busy periods throughout the year while others can be a little quieter. This is especially true in the lead up to the Christmas period. All business owners and senior managers have been in this position, not enough hours in the day so you bring in extra agency staff. That’s all well and good but you have all the hassle of managing the extra staff and not to mention the astronomical prices agencies charge. Not only that but your current warehouse is full to the brim and you have no space for the extra stock.
That is where outsourcing comes in. Put the extra work and stock in the hands of someone who has the capacity to fulfil your extra orders without the added stress of extra staff and lack of space.
You will be surprised how cost-effective outsourcing your manufacturing and packing processes can be. Rather than having expensive large warehousing space and staff, you can pay per pallet for your storage and only pay while your product is being packaged and processed. This way you can moth ball your production in your quiet times and ramp it up during your busy periods. Meaning you don’t have to worry about your staff being unproductive while you are still paying them during the quiet periods of the year.
3. Leave it to the experts
‘Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees’. A fresh pair of eyes on a project could help bring it to life. Contract packers are experts in everything packaging with many years’ experience, so use their expertise even for advice to help you streamline your operations. A good Co. Packer will be happy to help!
4. Concentrate on other aspects of your business
I would say this is the most important reason, especially for start-up and small companies. When you are starting a new company, you are full of enthusiasm for your product and your brand. The last thing you need to do is get bogged down in the nitty gritty of the logistics of the business. Also, unless you come from our industry and have experience it may seem like a nightmare. Leave the time consuming, everyday side of your business while you get on with growing your brand.
5. Expand your business without massive investments
As your business grows and you expand on your product range your warehouse space may not be suitable anymore. Outsourcing may be for you.
Rather than going to the massive expense of re-locating and hiring extra staff, you can outsource certain processes and products to help keep up to date with your orders while keeping your operations streamlined.
6. Increased Output Rate
If you have an order that needs to be fulfilled quickly, then co packers can adapt to your processes to roll out your product with quick lead times.