Most great businesses are built on great relationships. Large and small business benefit equally when they select the right outsourcing divisions to improve workflow and production. One of the most critical outsourcing choices is with contract manufacturing. In the food industry, contract manufacturing is called co-packing. Co-packers have the potential to save food manufacturers precious time and money every year when they select the right one. Not every co-packer is a fit for every food manufacturer, so when choosing a co-packer your company should be diligent in not just reviewing their credentials, but finding one that has experience with your particular packaging needs. This relationship can make or break your production, so when you choose your co-packer you should interview them as if your company was looking for a new CEO. Below are just a few things to help you determine how to choose the right co-packer for your company.
Before selecting a co-packer, it is best to review the benefits they can bring to your organization so your fully recognize the potential positive and negative impact of your choice. Below are a few major benefits:
- Packaging knowledge, experience, and expertise
- Less investment in equipment
- Fixed costs for budgeting purposes
- More time to focus on new products, growth, and/or production
- Flexibility to test new products
- An experienced partner in managing growth
- Buying power
These a just a few of the many responsibilities or benefits that can be realized and accomplished when you work with the right co-packer. When you thoroughly understand how a co-packer can help your business and improve production, you are better equipped to make a great selection.
As a manufacturer, you are the expert when it comes to your product. But just because you understand your product, doesn’t mean you are familiar with all the packaging options available. A good co-packer not only understands your product needs, but has the experience to know the ins and outs of making the best packaging to meet or exceed your expectations. They also have all the right materials, equipment, and staff to create the best packaging fit for your product.
Don’t Forget the Label
Finding the right co-packer is one step in your manufacturing process, but once you have the perfect production in place, don’t forget to finish it off with the perfect label! We can help – as a professional label designer, you know you are getting a quality label to meet or exceed the standards you have set for your product. To learn how we can use our special expertise to make sure you are getting the proper label, call us today at (262) 790-2740, or fill out our simple contact form and one of our label experts will get back with you quickly.