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Supply Chain Transparency: Your Questions Answered 🏷

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jul 27, 2017

With 96 locations worldwide that serve many large companies, Deufol offers far more than simple packaging services. We provide custom packaging, and that broad term often extends far beyond the package itself to include production, automation engineering, warehousing, logistics, and all aspects of supply chain and distribution management.

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Categories: Supply Chain

Can You Answer These 3 Questions About Your Warehouse Management❓

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, May 25, 2017

Does your warehouse have a positive impact on your efficiency and profitability? Or is it a drag on your bottom line?

If your answer is “I’m not sure,” you’re not alone. Many manufacturers and industrial companies who warehouse parts and products don’t have the data and transparency they need to accurately evaluate their warehousing processes. The result is an inefficient warehouse, which can hurt your cash flow and your margins.


Gather Data ➜ Implement Strategies ➜ Improve Performance


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Categories: Supply Chain

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Vendor

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, May 8, 2017

Are you searching for a new vendor? It's never an easy process. You need a vendor who can meet your needs, deliver on your schedule, and fit within your budget. Very often, you can't really know whether a vendor will meet all of your criteria until after you have already started working with them.

During your search phase, how can you tell whether a vendor really aligns with your objectives? It's helpful to have a plan in place before you start talking to potential vendors. Define your top priorities. Identify potential red flags are warning signs. Have a clear idea of what you want and what is most important to you.


Think of service in terms of partnership.


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Categories: Supply Chain

Your Vendor Shipments are Arriving Out of Sequence. What’s the Solution?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, May 4, 2017

Mike Tyson isn't known for his business wisdom. However, he could have easily been talking about industrial projects when he said of one of his opponents, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."

Even the best-laid plans for industrial projects are meaningless if the plan isn't executed properly. You may have even seen this firsthand. You spend months, maybe even years, developing a plan for your project. And then, as soon as it is time to execute the plan, something goes awry. It can be frustrating, but effectively managing surprises is one of the keys to a successful outcome.

Vendors don't always operate on your schedule, though. A vendor providing materials for a later phase task may send the shipment as soon as it's ready, much earlier than you needed.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging, Supply Chain

🕑 4 Ways to Deliver Your Industrial Product On-Time, Every Time

Posted by Bill Morgan on Tue, Mar 28, 2017

It’s happened again. You’ve missed a customer’s deadline. Maybe it was close and you only missed it by a day. Or perhaps it was off by a week or more. Either way, you weren’t able to meet customer expectations, and that could be a big problem.

Your customers may be forgiving if you miss a deadline here or there. However, in a highly competitive industrial environment, many customers will quickly lose trust in you if you repeatedly miss deadlines.

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Categories: Supply Chain

4 Signs It’s Time to Optimize Your Supply Chain 📈

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Mar 22, 2017

When’s the last time you analyzed your supply chain? Your supply chain may always be on your mind and you might be involved in it on a regular basis. But when is the last time you and your team committed time to review your supply chain’s performance, identify areas for improvement, and develop an action plan?

Obviously, your supply chain influences nearly every aspect of your business, from quality to turnaround times to profitability. An inefficient or poor-performing supply chain can impact your relationship with customers and even your ability to compete.

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🔗 How Can You Make the Most of Every Vendor in Your Supply Chain?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Growth is an omnipresent goal for every manufacturing or industrial business. Growth means more revenue which leads to improved cash flow which ultimately leads to increased capital to invest in expansion. Growth is your fuel for jobs, earnings, and opportunities.

Growth can also bring its fair share of complications, though. If you’ve experienced an upswing in business over the past several years, you probably understand those complexities all too well.

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Categories: Supply Chain

3 Innovative Ways to Solve Your Supply Chain Labor Shortage

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The verdict is in on the supply chain labor pool, and it’s not good. If you’re in leadership at a manufacturing or industrial company, you probably know the story well without even looking at the numbers. There simply isn’t enough skilled, talented, and qualified supply chain talent to meet demand.

According to Deloitte’s third annual supply chain study, published in 2015, only 38 percent of respondents from manufacturing

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Packaging Technology Step-by-Step: How to Optimize Your Entire Process

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The holiday season is here, which means it’s also the time of year to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, you’ve probably seen firsthand how technology has changed the holiday season. There was a time when a kid’s holiday list was filled with the most popular toys. Now those lists are filled with tablets, smart apparel, and even virtual reality headsets.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging, Supply Chain, Engineering Services

The Top 3 Industrial Warehouse Problems and Solutions

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Dec 7, 2016

What if you could focus your attention on one area of your facility and positively impact nearly every important metric in your business? From efficiency to schedule to margins and cash flow, making a few simple changes in one functional location could lead to significant positive outcomes.

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Categories: Supply Chain

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