Let's Talk Packaging Industry

Let's Talk Packaging Industry

By packaging professionals, for packaging professionals. Join your host, Nate Calvert, for the latest packaging industry insights coupled with decades of industry experience to help you overcome your knowledge gap, all brought to you by Dempsey International Packaging.


March 23, 2021 36 mins

Join George Dempsey (CEO, Dempsey International Packaging & Raptor Packaging) and Adam Peek (host, People of Packaging Podcast) for an in-depth conversation around the new, innovative Raptor Packaging marketplace.

George will answer questions like:

  • How did Raptor Packaging come about?
  • How does Raptor Packaging meet the needs of the distribution customer?
  • What value does Raptor Packaging give to the manufacturer?
  • What d...
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What do all product-based businesses do?

They keep track of inventory.

Some business owners are able to keep a running tab of stock levels in their heads or organized in an excel spreadsheet. After a certain point, this method is no longer workable. Larger businesses require alternate solutions to manage their inventory.

How do you know it’s time to start looking into alternate inventory management solutions?

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February 12, 2021 4 mins

Sanitizer gels and liquids seem to be leveling off and with it some of the hysteria. With that, the packaging, fillers, and distribution channels have also settled down to some sense of normalcy.

The emerging need that has hit today’s consumer and thus all of us in the supply chain is the national shortage of wipes. 

Like many other products in the market, all wipes are not created equally. 

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February 12, 2021 5 mins

Three drivers affect the supply chain:

  1. Immediate demand for hand sanitizer and surface cleaners.
  2. A shift from wholesale (restaurants) to retail packaging.
  3. The ripple effect of the long lead-times causing companies to increase inventories based on the unknown future. 

Allocation is a secondary result of these areas, especially the hand sanitizer packaging surge that started in March of 2020 and has continued now into 2021.

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February 11, 2021 7 mins

Glass quality can vary greatly from process to process — what appears simple on the outside is much more dynamic and complex on the inside. 

Understanding some of these key elements and how they affect quality and consistency can make a big difference for you and your business. 

Fundamentally, there are five key components that will impact your glass quality: 

  • price, 
  • process, 
  • production, 
  • packing, and 
  • ...
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February 11, 2021 3 mins

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen unprecedented disruption of the packaging supply chain, the result of which has made it very tough, and in some cases, impossible to meet customer demand. 

Some of the industry dynamics have resulted in under capacity and under supply.

We'll explain a few of the key dynamics happening in this episode.

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As you look near and far for your next generation of packaging, carefully consider the challenges before you decide to import. In many cases, customers overlook the soft costs associated with managing a supply chain that spans great distances and cultures. 

Whether you have a Packaging Distributor involved or if you are managing the process yourself, there are many things to consider: 

  • quality, 
  • logistics, 
  • price, 
  • invento...
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The next time you're looking for a new packaging supplier, make sure to evaluate these five key areas:

  1. Technical Capabilities in the Rigid Plastics Components Market
  2. Knowledge of CPG Supply Chain Management
  3. Strong Working Capital Position
  4. Supplier Relationships and Credit Worthiness
  5. Import/Export Legal Expertise
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