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Leading Companies Focus on Packaging to Meet Consumer Demands, Address CSR and Optimize Costs

Published: 24 May 2019

ID: G00378763

Analyst(s): John Blake

Summary

Packaging is becoming a focus area due to increased sustainability, customer experience and efficiency needs. Supply chain leaders can use this research to identify and leverage key areas where packaging helps to meet these needs and deliver cost optimization benefits.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Sustainability and CSR Have Gone Mainstream, Increasing the Call to Improve Packaging
  • Market Demands Are Requiring Brand Owners to Redesign Primary and Distribution Packaging for E-Commerce
  • Packaging Has an Opportunity to Mitigate Ongoing Challenges With Transportation Costs and Warehouse Utilization

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