If bulk packaging is a key area that affects your business, continuity of supply is crucial to avoid disruption to your business. Establishing a consignment stock system can eliminate this risk factor. Consignment works on a pay-as-you-go basis. What this means is the packaging company sends you their products – bulk bags, for example – which are stored on your business premises, but you are not charged until they are used. Charges are normally based on a monthly inventory check.

Unlike suppliers, bulk packaging specialists can propose recommendations to improve your business supply chain. Minor modifications to a bag specification can have a major impact on costs, business processes, and the environment. For example, Cliffe Packaging proposed specification adjustments for a key partner that reduced bag unit cost by 8.2% in 2015. As such, it makes good business sense to team up with a bulk packaging specialist, and this article explores the many reasons why.

Your product packaging serves as a consumer’s introduction to your brand, as it is often the first thing they see, so it’s no surprise that companies can spend millions on packaging design. Why not make your packaging work even harder?

There are multiple factors to consider for improving packaging for your business. Protecting products is important, but businesses must also be mindful of costs and the impact of packaging on the environment. Bulk bags are an increasingly popular and sensible choice for several reasons.

In the past it was common for granular raw materials to be supplied to site in large sacks. These sacks, weighing either 25kg or 50kg, were manually packed and stacked on a pallet. The recipient would then empty the sack in what was traditionally known as a ‘rip and tip’ operation. In the late 1980s this process was gradually replaced by people preferring to use semi-bulk packaging in the form of large versatile polypropylene bags, known today as bulk bags. This was the beginning of the decline of the use of the sack—whether made of paper, polythene or PP—in first world countries. So why did people prefer to switch to bulk bags?

A question we are frequently asked is if Cliffe Packaging is a distributor or a manufacturer. The answer is simply: neither – we provide turnkey bulk bags solutions that are fully customised to meet clients’ specific requirements, from design and specification, to manufacturing and stock management.

Join us at FOODEX 2014

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Bulk Packaging specialist Cliffe Packaging will be demonstrating our Food Grade Bulk Bags at this years FOODEX exhibition taking place between 24-26 March at the NEC Birmingham and would like to invite you to attend and visit us in Hall 20 stand H369.

Keeping the Values

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It’s now six months since Bag Supplies became part of the Cliffe Packaging Group; where does time go? The Bag Supplies customer base has accepted and trusted the change of ownership and understands the strengths that both Cliffe can bring to Bags Supplies, and visa versa.