Do you need a materials audit?
Are you overdue for a materials audit?
If you’re struggling to streamline your warehouse and improve your packaging process, then it could be time for a materials audit.
Are you struggling with product damage?
Is your warehouse producing excess waste?
Are your materials organized inefficiently?
If you’re experiencing any of these common packaging issues, then a materials audit can help.
A materials audit can help you focus on your facility’s strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to improve your packaging process.
Are your materials creating waste?
75% of waste produced in the U.S. has the potential to be recycled, yet the reality is that the domestic recycling rate is approximately 34%
Examining the materials that you use will help you determine if your current system is creating waste and if you should change the materials you use.
Packaging waste can come from product damage from an inadequate box seal, lack of protective packaging, and inferior stretch wrapping.
You can reduce waste by evaluating the reliability, sustainability, and efficiency of your materials.
Are you using the right equipment?
At least 30% of all products ordered online are returned. Of those, 20% are returned because they were received with damage.
Evaluating the efficiency of your packaging equipment can help you determine how effective your current packaging process is.
Your machinery can lead to product damage if you’re using aging equipment, neglecting preventative maintenance, or using inefficient machinery.
If your equipment causes product damage, that can lead to product returns, increased shipping costs, and lowered customer satisfaction.
Investing in the right packaging equipment and developing an efficient preventative maintenance schedule, will ensure that your materials and your equipment are working to keep your business profitable.
Are you struggling to manage your inventory?
Conducting a materials audit can help you realize where your materials can be managed more efficiently.
Creating a reliable inventory management system can reduce waste by giving you visibility into every aspect of your supply chain.
You can use our cloud-based technology to monitor item usage, manage inventory replenishment, track equipment performance, and monitor service requirements.
After your materials audit, invest in an inventory management system that can increase your efficiency and gives you full control over your every step of your packaging process.
Discover how your real-time data can benefit your materials audit with 4SITE.
Are you struggling to reduce damage?
One in ten packages arrive damaged to end line consumers due to inadequate packaging materials.
Products can become damaged from breaks, abrasions, a broken seal, and damages to the outer carton or pallet.
Product damage can lead to packaging waste, cause product returns, raise shipping costs, and lower your customer satisfaction.
Combatting damage with the right packaging materials can protect your bottom line, by reducing waste, decreasing shipping costs, eliminating theft, and reducing waste.
Conducting a materials audit can help you see where your packaging materials can be more secure, sustainable, and efficient.
Ready for your materials audit?
A materials audit can be your solution to combat product damage, waste, and rising shipping costs.
If you’re ready to develop a new packaging process, reduce waste, and decrease shipping costs with a materials audit, we can help.
Our consultative specialists can provide customized, cost-effective solutions to help you become more efficient.