Why Use a Contract Packager
When choosing a contract packager, you are developing a partnership. A contract packaging partner must be able to complete your project at a competitive cost aligned with your time schedule with quality assurance. They may also solve common problems in start-up businesses, limited production facilities, concerns about equipment investments, physical facilities, personnel training and more.
There are many reasons you may want to consider selecting a contract packager:
- No available in-house equipment or expertise for a particular job
- Geographically separated facilities could serve the product better for national distribution
- Non-standard packaging requiring special machinery or labor intensive work is specified
- Product may more economically be shipped in bulk to a distant market, then unit packed locally
- Short-term requirement that may be better served by specific experience or equipment you don't have
- There's a warehouse full of a product that needs re-working to make it saleable
- There's a corporate downsizing in personnel, facilities or both
However, there may be times when it may be premature to talk to a contract packager.
The need is unclear or at least not clearly stated
The problem can be more effectively and efficiently addressed using other methods
You think the contract packager can salvage a project that you suspect is no longer salvageable
The company is not organizationally or financially prepared to implement the contract packager's suggestions