Choosing A Contract Packaging Company That Can Meet Your Needs During A Move

As your packaging requirements grow, you may start thinking about hiring a contract packaging company. That is because you do not want to be in a position where you are unable to get your products out on time. Hiring a contract packaging company that doesn’t pay attention to everything your business needs can lead you to this situation.

A contract packaging company has to acquire new warehouses or move to other locations as their business volume grows. So, you have to make sure that the co-packer you have hired can meet your packaging requirements even if they are moving their business to a new location.

It means that every contract packaging company must have some set protocols to meet the packaging demands of their clients regardless of their move.

In this article, we will explore the questions you need to ask your contract packaging company.

Why is it important to choose a co-packer who can meet packaging demands during a move?

While hiring a contract packaging company, you have to consider several factors, including the physical location of the company, costs, and labor force. However, none of these will matter much if the packaging unit has to shut down during a move. You will have to hire a company that can meet demands even if they have to move. Great services will strive to maintain a balance between moving operations and meeting your packaging requirements during all stages of relocation.

What questions should you ask your contract packaging company?

  • Will be able to able to meet our packaging requirements during the move? If their answer is ‘no’ or vague, you better look for another co-packer.
  • What protocols do you have in place to ensure the proper fulfillment of our packaging demands during the move? By asking this question, you basically want to know about their level of preparedness for the situation. Implementation of these protocols can help them make sure that their machinery, materials, and labor remain operational.
  • Shall there be any changes to expect during downtimes, lead times, or fulfillment dates? If the answer is yes, ask them about the expected delay. This way, you will be able to anticipate any situation and make necessary arrangements.
  • What is your backup plan to make sure that our supply chain remains intact and functional in case of any unforeseen circumstances? It’s a question you have to ask to know what their plan B is.
  • What will you need from us to ensure a scheduled production? Sure, you still have a responsibility to fulfill even if your contract packaging company is taking care of your product packaging. This question will help you make sure that your vendor is honest and open about everything you need to do before their move.
  • When will you move, and when is the date of the move’s completion? You have to know when the move is happening. It will help you understand what your co-packer is doing at the time of the move.

By finding answers to these questions, you will be able to make sure that your supply chain remains intact even if your contract packaging company decides to relocate.

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