Packaging Cost Reduction and Presentation for B2B and B2C Businesses
We’ve worked for the largest privately owned B2C direct mail company and the largest multi courier company network group in Europe, in reducing their packaging costs and in setting their packaging standards for the future.
This project involved the refinement and cost reduction of Abel & Cole’s widely used returnable customer packaging. The detail and profile of each box was changed to optimise die cut sheet laydown – the target being to reduce converter waste and its associated cost. Box top flaps were changed to a two up interlocking wave design. Similarly, the internal diagonal fitments were redesigned around the wave profile which allowed two fitments to be produced from the original one up, one fitment blank. That’s a 50% saving!
GeoPost France is the largest courier business in Europe, operating DPD, SEUR, Chronopost, Intelink Express, Yurtici Kargo etc. TPG has undertaken two large projects for this group – the first to standardise all packaging and packaging suppliers across Europe with the aim to reduce complexity and cost. We developed a group wide Packaging Manual. The second programme, to introduce Co2 measurement and carbon neutral status across all packaging materials and their related conversion processes.
For Lakeland we have undertaken several constructional design projects leading to the development of the Lakeland Packaging Manual, constructed to be easily workable across its very large overseas supplier portfolio. It provides packaging guidelines and ensures consistent packaging quality across Lakeland’s products.
TNT asked TPG to conduct a full European packaging cost reduction programme covering TNT branded consumables – PE satchels, carton wallets, corrugated, PP sacks etc used throughout TNT’s network of European Depots, Hubs and Customers. The savings results by packaging category, ranged 44% to 18% cost reduction.