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3 Questions to Ask Military Packaging Companies

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Looking to hire a packaging company to help you fulfill your new military contract? If so, you may want to think back on what the process was like when you were bidding as a potential military vendor. The military buying office probably wanted information on your products, your processes, your capabilities, and much more. How many questions did you have to answer about your business? How much data and information did you have to provide?

It might be helpful to adopt the military’s mindset in your search for a packaging partner. There are many packaging companies out there, and most say that they can help with military contracts. However, that doesn’t mean that every military packaging company is right for your needs and objectives.

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Categories: Military Packaging, military packaging companies

3 Signs You Need Military Packaging Support

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The good news is you won a military contract. The bad news is you have to fulfill that contract. Military contracts can be a blessing and a curse for manufacturers. On one hand, they bring a steady stream of demand and cash flow. That can be a boon for nearly any business.

On the other hand, the military might be the toughest customer you ever have. They have strict, specific quality standards. Their invoicing and contracting processes can be difficult to navigate. They may often be slow to get you the information you need, but then demand a fast turnaround time.

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Categories: Contract Packaging, Military Packaging

3 Tips to Comply with Military Packaging Requirements

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Your business depends on the quality of your product. To protect your product quality, you probably have a rigorous packaging process in place. Perhaps you and your team have developed the right types of containers, dunnage, protective materials, and other types of packaging to minimize risk and potential damage.

If you’ve recently won a military contract, however, you may find that your new customer has different ideas on how your products should be packaged. All military vendors must put their shipments through a quality assurance process. A military quality assurance representative (QAR) inspects your product and your packaging before the shipment is sent to its destination.

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Categories: Military Packaging

What Makes a Company an Expert in Military Packaging?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Everyone’s an expert, or at least that’s the way it might seem if you’re looking for a new vendor or service provider. Experience and knowledge are valuable commodities, so it’s not surprising that most companies want to position themselves as experts. The truth, though, is that real expertise can be hard to find.

That’s especially true in the world of military packaging. If you’re looking for a military packaging partner, you’ll likely find plenty of companies that position themselves as experts. However, having the capability to package military goods isn’t the same as being an expert.

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Categories: Military Packaging

How to Choose a Military Packaging Company

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Are you looking for a packaging company to help you with your first big military contract? Or are you a long-time military supplier who is looking to make a change in your packaging process? The good news is there are numerous military packaging companies out there who can help you. The bad news is that not all of them are right for your specific needs.

It’s difficult to predict whether a packaging company will provide the service and solutions you need to meet your objectives. However, you can ask pointed questions to learn more about a potential partner’s background and experience. With some research and due diligence, you can sort through your options to find the right military packaging company for your needs.

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Categories: Military Packaging

You Landed a Military Supply Contract. Now What?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Dec 14, 2017

For many companies, a new military contract is a milestone event. Your first military contract can potentially revolutionize your business. It can generate ongoing, consistent business and cash flow. And more importantly, it gets you in the door with federal government, increasing the likelihood that you’ll win future business.

Of course, to fully leverage this opportunity, you have to meet the military’s strict contractor guidelines. There are a plenty of contractors ready and willing to take your place. If you aren’t meeting quality or delivery standards, you could be replaced.

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Categories: Military Packaging

How to Get Your Military Invoices Paid Through iRAPT formerly WAWF

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Dec 7, 2017

 

If you’ve earned a role as a military contractor , you know how important that contract can be for your business. A military contract can often mean consistent, long-term demand for your products. The cash flow could help you expand your business and reach new goals.

However, that cash flow doesn’t mean anything if your invoices go unpaid. As many military contractors have learned the hard way, getting an invoice paid by the Department of Defense (DoD) isn’t as simple as you might expect.

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Categories: Military Packaging

What New Military Vendors Need to Know About RFID Requirements

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Doing business with the U.S. military is unlike working with any other customer. The military operates on a tight schedule and with a rigid set of standards and expectations. There are Numerous suppliers and vendors who would love to work with the military, so if you don’t meet expectations, you could find yourself replaced.

One of the most difficult standards for many vendors is the RFID (radio frequency identification) requirement. Implemented in 2005, the military implemented RFID as a method to streamline their supply chain and bring greater efficiency to their operations. It’s a technology solution that allows the military to track incoming shipments.

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Categories: Military Packaging

Military QAR Rejections: How to Minimize Your Risk

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Nov 22, 2017


A contract as a military vendor can be a boon for any business. Military contracts often bring a heavy volume of work along with predictable cash flow. However, military business can often be complicated, and you may be expected to deliver on tight deadlines.


Even if you get your product produced, packaged, and shipped to the military destination on-time, you’re still not out of the woods. Before you get paid, your product and package may have to pass the Quality Assurance Review (QAR). This is the in-depth evaluation in which a military quality assurance representative checks your product against the military’s rigid quality standards.

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Categories: Military Packaging

How to Comply with Military Standard 2073

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A government contract can be a windfall for nearly any manufacturer. That’s especially true if it’s a contract for military parts or supplies. These types of contracts usually lead to consistent, high-volume work and regular, predictable cash flow, two things that can help your business grow.

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Categories: Military Packaging

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