The Power of Packaging eBook Series

Please see below to download and read each of the articles in our five part series where industry experts team up to tackle the packaging industry's top drivers.

  • A Guide to Global Markets
  • The Importance of Flexibility in Today's Industrial Market
  • Traceability: Vision Inspection is Vital for Brand Protection
  • more to come...

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A Guide to Global Markets

Where is the package machinery industry headed? Where are the biggest opportunities for growth? Read this Tactical Brief to get insights and predictions for how each global region is responding to trends and economic factors within the scope of their markets. Learn why the packaging industry is experiencing strong, sustained growth even while there are barriers to growth in developed countries such as pricing pressures, volatile commodity prices and rising labor costs.

In this article:
  • The State of the Global Packaging Industry
  • Global Trends Impacting the Packaging Industry
  • Regional Development Impacting Demand
  • Packaging Machinery Market Growth
  • Industry Sector Demand Forecast
  • Economic Outlook
  • Achieving Economic Success in the Packaging Market

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The Importance of Flexibility in Today's Industrial Market

Flexibility has become a core competitive competency for the packaging industry, but it has several facets: 1) the flexibility to produce a variety of products using the same machines and to produce the same products on different machines; 2) the flexibility to produce new products on existing machines; and 3) the flexibility of machines to accommodate changes in product design. This Tactical Brief examines where to focus your efforts to gain the most market share.

In this article:
  • Defining Industrial Flexible Manufacturing
  • Trends Driving the Need for Flexibility
  • Key Components of a Flexible Manufacturing Environment
  • Considerations Impacting Implementation
  • Strategies for Successful Implementation

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Traceability: Vision Inspection is Vital for Brand Protection

Driven by a myriad of high-profile laws, acts, directives and regulations – traceability is a hot topic for food and beverage processing and packaging companies. Without fine-tuned traceability protocols, consumers are exposed to defective products and companies are faced with the possibility of recalling large quantities of product without certainty of compromised integrity.

In this article:
  • The Driving Force Behind New Industry Regulations
  • Product Safety Compliance as a Defense to Product Liability
  • Traceability in the Supply Chain
  • Benefits of Traceability Beyond Compliance
  • Record keeping as a Form of Risk Management
  • Vision Inspection for Complete Product Integrity
  • Best Practices for Complying with FSMA

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