If you’re in the packaging industry, you know quite well that there are a few different things that your packaging machinery needs to run properly and efficiently. While you may be getting the packaging materials you need from different vendors, you could be simplifying your whole operation and ordering the supplies you need from the same place you get your machinery from. Having the proper materials in stock for your production line is essential for achieving maximum productivity, so it’s ideal to order from the vendor you purchased your machines from. There are several benefits to doing so, but first let’s just briefly go over the types of materials these machines need.
In order to keep your packaging line moving swiftly along, you’ll need to keep on hand things like packaging film, bags, cartons, and any other packing materials that your products require to make it from one point to the next. It’s important to have enough of these in your inventory at all times, because once you’re out, it could take at least a day or two—but with many vendors, even longer—to restock. When you have to sit out of the game for that long, you lose time and money from the sacrificed productivity. Don’t let that happen—keep an accurate and updated inventory list of the products you need, the products you have, and when you’ll need to reorder. A little bit of planning can prevent big headaches down the road.
Benefits of Purchasing from Your Machinery Supplier
As mentioned, with some vendors it may take a significant amount of time to get the products you need for your packaging line delivered to you. Even if it’s just a few hours, the productivity lost can’t be easily regained. When you purchase your packaging supplies and materials from the same vendor that supplied your machinery, however, you can trust that they will not only have the exact product in stock, but they will be able to get it to you when you need it, and they may even be able to keep your business on a schedule so that you receive regular shipments of the materials you need most. When you purchase machinery from one vendor and materials from another, there’s always the risk that the materials vendor won’t have the exact product that’s compatible with your machinery. Don’t take the risk of losing productivity.