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In which instances is reduction of total amount of packaging materials important?


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Anca, there are several issues to consider.
Can you save money by buying less total packaging.How much is enough to protect the product without over packaging.
What can be done to reduce the size of the final shipping package?
Partial dis-assembly?
The smaller the package for it's weight (Density) the better freight rates within some limits.
Hire a packaging engineer if there is enough volume to justify.  
Or ask your suppliers for free consulting in exchange for your business.
And of course in addition to bottom line savings is the reduction in your carbon footprint.

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Expertise in Transportation Solution Development, Pricing issues, Bid process, Negotiations, Development of Costing and Pricing information systems.

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30 Years in Transportation Industry. Major Multi-site shipper, Consultant, Major National LTL Carrier, Regional TL, 3PL, Dedicated Trucking

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