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How to Identify Cost Savings with a Contract Manufacturing and Packaging Supplier

Posted by Jim Kurtz on Sep 10, 2021 11:23:58 AM

To maintain a competitive advantage in the ever-changing manufacturing world, optimizing your supply chain — especially in the areas of manufacturing and packaging — can provide efficiencies and cost savings.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the growth of e-commerce has had a significant impact on packaging sectors, including flexible packaging, which had a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% between 2020 and 2021. This growth occurred in a single year, seeing a dip of 16.5% in U.S. manufacturing

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Topics: Packaging, Manufcaturing, Cost Reduction

Vendor Negotiation Techniques to Increase Savings in a Virtual World

Posted by Jim Kurtz on Aug 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

There would be no such thing as vendor negotiation if prices were set in stone. Yet decisions in government, international relations, speculation, and supply and demand shape market trends and price fluctuations, requiring procurement professionals in the manufacturing industry to develop and implement vital vendor negotiation techniques. 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Cost Reduction, Vendor Negotiation, Vendor Negotiation Strategy