Companies that manufacture goods for sale invariably rely on good, reliable assembly and packaging of their products. Some do their own product packaging or assembly; others prefer to outsource the function to a cutting-edge company that specializes in this vital part of the operation.
Technik Packaging Services specializes in assembly, packaging, and distribution, and offers logistics services that are customized to the needs of our clients who come from a wide range of industries. What the clients have in common is a realization that outsourcing product assembly and packaging takes a load of their shoulders, giving them quality time to concentrate on design, manufacture, marketing and other important issues.
Reasons to Outsource Product Assembly and Packaging
There is a certain irony in the fact that with the right equipment small businesses can often manage their own product assembly and packaging, and so can very big businesses. But those that are in between, that are still growing, often can’t afford the time, effort and money to do it properly.
So it is clear that a very good reason to outsource product packaging or assembly is to cope with an assembly and packaging workload in a professional and reliable manner, without compromising staff quotas and budgets. A good product assembly and packaging service will use cutting-edge equipment and reputable practices, and will be both cost effective and reliable.
Another irony is that many businesses opt not to outsource product packaging or assembly because of the cost. To counter this thought, do a simple mathematical exercise:
- Add packaging supplies cost to the cost of the equipment you need to do the packaging yourself and add labor costs to this sub-total.
- Get a quotation from a successful and reputable assembly and packaging company like Technik Packaging Services and compare the two amounts.
The results of this sum will help you decide whether or not it’s a good idea to make a switch. It may or may not be. For small to medium businesses, it very often is a good idea, because the dedicated packaging companies already have the best equipment, well-trained employees who run the machinery and oversee the packaging processes, and because this is their specialized business, their costs are considerably lower than yours would be.
Of course there is also the element of control that can be a huge factor for those outsourcing for the first time. Generally a business generating its own designs will retain control of that, while the company they outsource to will take responsibility for actual production. But it might be an added benefit to hand over the design control too. Of course it isn’t just control of design, but also control of other issues, including ensuring that top quality of workmanship is maintained and that jobs will be completed on (or better still prior to) schedule.
Essentially, if you can find a packaging service business that can become a partner in terms of helping you meet challenges and grow your business, then you will undoubtedly find benefit in outsourcing your product packaging.
Ultimately, if you can outsource your assembly and packaging needs to a business that will minimize your costs, maintain control, ensure quality, and get the job finished on time and on budget, it’s a win-win situation. Talk to the professionals at Technik Packaging Services to see how we can help you.