What affects the total cost of logistics?
Nefab specializes in reducing total packaging cost while minimizing environmental impact.
Below are just a few of the factors that contribute to total cost of logistics:
- Transportation: When shipping by air you either pay by dimension or weight. In the event you are paying by weight, determining whether materials exist in the marketplace that offer the same level of protection but are lighter in design (lightweight packaging) will help significantly. When shipping by dimension, you want to optimize your dimensions so that you can maximize use of the space.
- Adminstration: Reduce cost for order adminstration by EDI and VMI solutions. Delivery of complete packaging sets.
- Product Protection: Nefab has over 180 packaging engineers on staff worldwide for a reason. Creating an optimized packaging design that considers your product, your handling, your requirements, and conveys an image of integrity to your customer takes a lot of consideration. Packaging Design can impact each of the costs below.
- Warehousing: Holding inventory isn't cheap, nor is taking away floor space from your core initiatives. Nefab packaging is designed to be entirely collapsible, ensuring your floor space is available for your key competency - producing your products!
- Handling: Determining how long it takes to assemble your current packaging and the number of employees involved in the process will help you identify how choosing a packaging solution that reduces labor time is cost effective. As a global company, a factor that is overlooked 80% of the time is how the product is unpacked. The out of sight out of mind saying kicks in and companies forget that certain countries may not have the same luxuries as we do in North America when it comes to handling equipment. So knowing how it will be handled internally as well as at your receiving end (customer site) could save you a lot of headaches and additional costs.
- Environment: Nefab offers "green" packaging solutions. This means packaging that is designed to reduce waste, both during production of the packaging and disposal after use. Returnable packaging solutions also reduce waste costs.