Cost savings can be generated in packaging in primary as well as secondary packaging by following methods.
Shape and sizes can be altered to maximise the no of packets per box with less packing material.
Sizes and dimensions of product: We have to check the dimensions of product in such manner that it fits well with packaging dimensions which are set as per stacking norms , loading and unloading specs ,container size and manual handling of the the packaged items
Sizes and dimensions of packaging items: Once the product shapes and size re finalised vendors are informed and packaging material ordered . By changing the size and shape one can reduce the material used .
Thickness of packaging material can be reduced like cbbs , bopp, laminate , wrapper, tapes etc.
Thickness or the area to be used can be reduced through product modification .It has normally observed that people are packing items in material of higher strength . One should see the optimum thickness which can with stand mechanical damages during transit . One can reduce the thickness of the laminate and wrapper with trials .Cartons can be ordered for 3ply instead of 5ply . Laminate s and wrapper thickness to few microns without any problem.
Preformed cartons can be asked by vendors
Labour are employed for make boxes from cardboard supplied as flat form ,these cartons can be ordered in pre formed manner which are then filled and then passed on to taping machine .