Growing costs, limited capacity and increased competition – Packaging and paper supply chain
The paper and packaging industry is facing a number of distinct challenges. The rapid decline of print media and the growth of e-commerce, represents a major shift in how products from the paper and forest industry are distributed. Moving from a predictable, volume-based model, for example the newsprint industry, to one driven by fluctuating demand, such as online packaging, calls for a step change in transportation management.
On top of this, as more and more companies enter the global marketplace, the level of competition keeps increasing, impacting many businesses’ ability to grow revenue. As forestry land becomes more and more expensive, many companies are considering remote growing locations. And while these may be cheaper, the impact on the cost and complexity of logistics should not be underestimated, not to mention the environmental consequences. In this context, the digitalization of the forest product supply chain is one of the most fruitful avenues for companies looking to get ahead of the competition.
At Alpega we help paper and packaging companies:
- Maintain real-time visibility over shipments and ETAs
- Identify and contract specialized carriers at short notice
- Uncover cost opportunities throughout the paper and packaging supply chain
- Increase customer satisfaction rates