Packaging/outsourced ops

…a sampling of writings and content consulting projects on outsourcing partnerships from co-packaging and manufacturing to supply chain IT.

NEW:Packaging Machinery-as-a-Service Beats the Capex Budget Blues brings news of a breakthrough for fast-moving consumer goods (FCMG) operations: Outcome-based acquisition based on actual vs. forecast guesstimates. The key: IoT/blockchain conversion of real-time operational data into a ledger for financial clearings. Now, CAPEX risk can be shifted to recurring OPEX payments. A new and viable way for FCMGs to overcome risk and pounce on innovation amid COVID-19 and recession uncertainties. (Packaging Digest)

MaaS: Fortune 100 CPGs primed for adoption per RōBEX’ Francisco.
  • 3 Packaging Lines Improved by IoT Data demystifies the ease of IoT adoption for CPGs and others who need a nudge to upgrade their packaging operations at three levels: the machine, full-line, and enterprise, the latter exemplified by Unilever. (Packaging Digest)
  • 3 Reusable Packaging Perspectives from Popular Brands shares etailing and sustainability insights from execs at Clorox, Nestlé and entrepreneur Soapply, all users of the Loop Store platform. (Packaging Digest)
  • The supply chain link both Walmart & Amazon are missing discusses cloud collaboration between brands and co-pack partners via SaaS-based services. It was a content-marketing success, earning 140 white-paper downloads in the first 10 days at SupplyChain24/7. (Nulogy; Peerless Media)Standardizing Customization: My job was to provide content consulting for a blog post by Jason Tham, CEO, Nulogy. Part One introduced of standard tools and methods for late-stage CPG product/packaging customization; Part Two highlighted successful implementations of collaborative co-pack solutions. (Nulogy)