Saddle Creek Sponsors Outsourced Packaging Research
Saddle Creek Corporation - part of the AWI network in Lakeland, FL recently published research they sponsored on current trends in outsourced packaging services.
The research revealed that manufactures who currently outsource a portion of their packaging needs are planning to increase their use of outsourced packaging services over the next 12 to 18 months.
The Report also found that nearly half (41.1%) of the 500 survey respondents outsource some or all of their secondary packaging services with (34.6%) outsourcing 75% to 100% of their value adding packaging requirements.
Several benefits are driving the decision to outsource value added packaging needs. The top two benefits sited by survey participants who currently use outsourced services include: "Increased flexibility" (64.5%) and "reduced costs" (62.1%).
A complete copy of the report can be found at: http://www.saddlecrk.com/whitepaper/welcome2009.asp?cmp=101