Week of August 8th, 2022
Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance
As supply chains, along with the goods being shipped, continue to evolve, companies are placing even greater focus on using more innovative packaging solutions.
Let’s examine some recent industry news.
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
- Three Ways Smart Packaging is Solving Pharma’s Distribution Challenges: As supply chains strain, the need for products to remain safe and usable – especially during a healthcare crisis – represents a timely challenge. Here are three packaging solutions that are helping to deliver drugs safely while protecting their integrity.
- Labelmaster Introduces CapsulocTM Reusable Hazmat Shipping Container: Reusable, plastic hazmat shipping container offers a safer, more convenient way to ship flammable liquids, replacing metal paint cans that leak and dent.
- Brands Cannot Afford to Ignore Consumers’ Sustainable Packaging Demands: Shorr Packaging’s 2022 Sustainable Packaging Consumer Report revealed that 86% of Americans are more likely to purchase a brand if the packaging is considered sustainable.
- Medical Packaging and Thermoforming Automation: Automation of the thermoforming process has been embraced in the medical packaging industry quicker than in other markets.
- Deliver 2022: Supply Chain Feels the E-commerce Heat: Industry leaders throughout Europe came together at Deliver 2022 to discuss the issues and solutions around e-commerce, fulfillment, packaging and sustainability and circularity.
- Digital Solutions and Supply Chain Innovation will Drive ‘Rapid Growth’ in Reusable Packaging: A recent Smithers study identified an expanding market for refillable and reusable products in the coming years as new digital solutions and supply chain efficiencies begin to emerge.
- Better packaging supports a better DG supply chain. Despite many packaging innovations in recent years, the challenges associated with outdated DG packaging has been a problem for decades. The DG industry cannot be fine with the status quo and must continue creating and adopting new packaging solutions that support a safer, more compliant supply chain.
- Know the regulations. Regulations for shipping different items continue to expand and become more complex. Stay up-to-date on the latest packaging and labeling requirements for each of the different items you ship and understand how they impact your operations – from the packaging materials to warning labels to employee training.
- Think outside the box. Don’t do things just because that’s how you’ve always done them. Continue to refine your packaging strategies and utilize innovative new packaging solutions to further improve efficiency throughout the supply chain. Whether it’s using specialty packaging for shipping high-risk items such as lithium batteries instead of standard cardboard boxes or simply evaluating the various steps in your packaging process, changes – big or small – can make a huge difference.
Learn more about Labelmaster’s UN packaging or visit https://www.labelmaster.com/capsuloc to learn more about the new CapsulocTM hazmat shipping container and view a video demonstrating how it outperforms traditional metal cans.
Have questions about Dangerous Goods transport? Call the Labelmaster Regulatory Hotline at 1.800.621.5808.
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