PACKING

The F-35 Program is entering the phase of global deployment and maintenance. This will result in a huge quantity of parts being moved around the globe to keep the  fleet operational. That is an impressive logistics challenge for which we provide strategic packing solutions to reduce damage and the number of DOA’s (dead on arrival) 

 

Our solution focusses on the role of packing and packaging in that challenge and how a properly managed packaging policy improves the overall performance of the entire supply chain1.

Packaging is an integral part of the process of getting a product in time at the right location in the correct status. To get the most out of the logistics process all individual players in the processes (like manufacturers, transporters, warehouses, (end) users, etc.) have to be aligned to get the most efficient and affordable solution. This can only be done if the underlying processes are in place because of the bilateral dependency. For every scenario a new optimal mix of all components has to be established within the constraints of that scenario.

If managed properly packaging can have a significant influence on the affordability, liability and availability of products in the supply chain. Let’s keep in mind that costs and complaints related to packaging are roughly 30% of the total logistics quality costs and complaints.

Our solutions are focussed on the whole process related to packing. With that we mean;

• packaging management
• the entire packaging policy
• determination of the correct packaging for each product
• standardization
• uniformity
• identification
• packaging procurement
• global production and availability
• global packaging instructions
• compliancy, certification
• online monitoring
• continuous improvement in terms of damage control
• activity based costing and freight costs.