Navigating the New Packaging Landscape

In a world where packaging costs can exceed production costs, the expenses for paper, film, and cardboard are a growing concern for U.S. manufacturing firms. A number of forces are responsible for this situation, but none more so than ecommerce.

Many of these emerging trends favor suppliers, meaning manufacturers must focus more on this critical area to manage costs. This report serves both as a primer for manufacturers facing price changes in the packaging commodities market, and as a how-to guide to successfully navigate these new resulting roadblocks. 

Key points include:

  • Industry benchmarks for manufacturers 
  • Supply chain contract negotiation best practices
  • The importance of industry expertise
  • Measuring performance against industry norms