Extra demand over Christmas causes pressure throughout the supply chain and there is potential for supply shortages, as lead times for ingredients, raw materials and packaging all increase.
Here’s a few simple ways you can ensure that your production doesn’t stop this Christmas:
Work out your production volumes
Work with your customers to create an accurate volume forecast.
Place your forward orders now
Place your orders for raw materials and packaging now. This will allow manufacturers to better plan and manage production time.
Partner with suppliers who can hold stock available for call-off
Companies who do this can produce goods during the quieter periods and hold it in stock. Stock is then available for call-off with no lead time when you need it urgently.
Check bespoke products
Retailers often require custom packaging or labelling to help them through the Christmas period. Check out these requirements now and get them ordered. They often have longer lead times than the standard products.
Service Packaging equipment
Take the opportunity of the quieter period now to service packaging equipment, ensuring that it runs smoothly through the busy Christmas period.
Remove dead stock
You will need every bit of space you have got, so take the opportunity to clear out obsolete or dead stock to free up extra storage space.
If you require any assistance with ensuring your Christmas packaging operations run smoothly, please give us a call on 01469 574480. To place your forward orders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best for a happy and prosperous Christmas!