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19th March 2020
Automation, rising manpower costs in low-cost countries, quicker lead times and carbon awareness are all conspiring to make manufacturing inside the UK more competitive compared with low-cost countries. This, combined with the arrival of the global trade tensions and now also COVID-19, has focused purchasing and production managers on looking more actively at domestic or local supply options.
In effect, this may be the push the industry needs to embrace dual-resourcing and look at solutions closer to home. This process could be greatly helped by government incentives to identify and encourage investments in areas where the country is weak, with a particular emphasis on productivity.
Supply chains must react now. We’ve entered a new era of working from home and self-isolation, but even as businesses look to re-open and resume altered operations, supply chains need to be broken up and no longer will it be acceptable to only have one supplier that may be thousands of miles away. The time for that is over because the current pandemic has changed the face of work forever.
For nearly 25 years we have been supporting the manufacturing sector with Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Packaging Customisation, Packaging Systems and Multi-Site Stock Management.
There are many challenges facing British manufacturers; lean operating, freeing up a reliable supply chain, increased productivity, cost reduction and environmental obligations all playing their part.
Maxpack are dedicated to establishing the best solutions that ensure British companies optimise their packaging and manufacturing lines and stay future-proofed.
Ensuring that your packaging supply chain benefits your company requires a lot more than just securing a good financial package. Maxpack understands how every concept of packaging affects your business from automation, finances, plastics management and replacement, stock management and more.