We focus on developing the ‘packaging solution’ that is suited to the needs of the situation.
Our design expertise and breadth of sourcing on an international basis enables us to provide packaging that excites end-user clients, enhances customer experience and increases brand loyalty.
We can evaluate the total supply chain from vendors delivering into a business right through to the product despatch process. Our packaging solutions support both upstream and downstream movements to help you reduce your total supply chain costs.
With either a push or pull stock strategy, we understand that the ease of ordering is the key that brings reduced administration and allows for a complete paperless system.
Our online management reports and ordering systems are flexible and designed to meet your specific requirements.
Lack of alignment to any one packaging manufacturer or product category, allow us to take a completely unbiased approach and offer a range of packaging solutions tailored to your needs.
These are designed to help your business increase operational cost-effectiveness for packing operations, incorporating working capital reduction, improved space utilisation, lower product cost and increased labour efficiency.
Macfarlane Packaging’s experience within selected industry Divisions offers focussed and specialist expertise. A Macfarlane National 3PL Manager will lead the packaging project at site together with industry expert champions in the following sectors:
The challenge for this sector is shipping very high value products globally in a cost efficient way with no damages incurred. We can provide recyclable packaging that will eliminate damage, reduce pack weight and increase pallet yield to improve shipping costs and reduce overall costs.
As well as being the UK’s largest Packaging Distributor, Macfarlane Packaging also operate two centres of Manufacturing in Grantham and Westbury specialising in the design, manufacture and assembly of custom-bespoke packaging into the Aerospace and Automotive sector.
As well as being the UK’s largest Packaging Distributor, Macfarlane Packaging also operate two centres of Manufacturing in Grantham and Westbury specialising in the design, manufacture and assembly of custom-bespoke packaging into the Aerospace and Automotive sector. A wide variety of solutions can be provided including heavy-duty corrugate export packs, timber, waxed, waterproof and GRP containers and foams. Macfarlane Manufacturing operate to MOD DR14 accreditation and also offer “SolidWorks”, a 3D design modelling tool.
As the Automotive market continues to face tough challenges, the focus here is on the search for competitive advantage and the need to simplify a complex supply chain.
All areas involving packaging are aimed at trying to reduce cost and inefficiencies with Macfarlane Packaging being supportive of Lean Manufacturing and Sixth Sigma procedures.
A wide variety of solutions can be provided including heavy-duty corrugate export packs, timber, waxed, waterproof and GRP containers and foams. Macfarlane Manufacturing operate to MOD DR14 accreditation and also offer “SolidWorks”, a 3D design modelling tool.
Ultra-competitive consumer and retail markets, increasing customer expectations, seasonal demand fluctuations and strong focus on Environmental goals means this sector has many packaging challenges.
Whether supplying to stores, managing and fulfilling eCommerce channels for Home Deliveries or Return Goods Handling, Macfarlane Packaging have vast experience of providing the most cost-efficient and innovative protective packaging solutions whilst offering packing process improvements.
From crash-lock cartons, in-box voidfill, mailing sacks, retail ready packaging and automation, Macfarlane Packaging will offer packaging that will also reduce labour time involved, reduce the pack size and materials used, offer Environmental benefits and improve customer experience.
Macfarlane Packaging also operate a Presentational and Retail Packaging division. With international sourcing, Macfarlane Packaging provides high quality printed products into the Retail sector.
Macfarlane Packaging appreciate the packaging and procedures within this sector are often around providing life-saving products involving regulations dictated by the manufacturer and the country where it is distributed. Hence the secondary packaging must meet varied criteria.
Macfarlane Packaging work closely at site level on Continuous Improvement Programmes, for example recommending optimum pack sizes to achieve load utilisation, balancing how much fresh air is being shipped around each product versus the manufacturers regulations and total pack security. The variety of different assembly, kitting and co-packing requirements mean Macfarlane Packaging will continually and impartially offer solutions from our wide range of cost-effective packaging materials and products.
In this fast and dynamic sector, high value goods are introduced to consumers at such a rapid pace that they can also become quickly out of fashion or technically dated and even obsolete.
The packaging needs to offer high levels of product protection and security during transit whilst still achieving the most positive “customer experience”.
Packaging design and innovation is required within this sector, especially focussing on speed of packing, protection, presentation, functionality for potential Returns Handling operations and the environmental impact within the supply chain. Whether it is a generic pack for returning a laptop through to a sophisticated bespoke pack for the latest home entertainment equipment, Macfarlane Packaging have vast experience of supplying packaging solutions delivered on a just in time basis.
Many Industrial manufacturers are faced with increasing material and labour costs. Cost savings are crucial and Lean Manufacturing and Best Practice exist to generate additional value.
Macfarlane Packaging understand the pressures of this sector and focus on all areas of the supply chain where value can be delivered through packaging products, supply and services.
By working alongside the operations, from the Goods In, Shop floor, Warehouse, Pick and Pack, Assembly lines and Kitting areas through to Transport, Quality Dept / Returns and Procurement we can understand the opportunities.
By adopting the Lean and Best Practice philosophy we will challenge and track all savings and benefits.