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The Promise of Contract Packaging

I vow to help you add value to your business.
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I want to make you a promise. But I have to break one to keep it.

First, the promise: I vow to help you add value to your business. The challenge is that as a reader of Contract Packaging magazine and/or a member of the Contract Packaging Association, you may be a buyer or a seller of contract packaging services.

Which is why we include both perspectives in our cover story on the pros and cons of exclusive contracts. And because you’re part of a diverse group, we cover competencies beyond packaging to encompass integrated operations upstream such as manufacturing as well as downstream supply chain services.

The point is, Contract Packaging, like the CPA, exists to help inform your decisions, boost efficiency, minimize waste, quicken your ROI and maximize your profits.

I promised myself, albeit half-heartedly, to use this half-pager to dig into some specific issue of, say, environmental sustainability or continuous improvement. But those issues are already in the issue, hence the broken faux-promise.

Former editor Jim George continues to serve the industry from the offices of IoPP; thanks, Jim! Now, as a contract baker turned 20-plus-year journalist working and traveling in and out of facilities across the manufacturing economy, I’ll do my best to fulfill the promise of helping you.

To do so, I’d sure like your input. Send me your news, views and memos on key challenges, problems solved, Great Thoughts – you name it. Subscribe to our e-news at http://www.packworld.com/newsletter…and be in it.

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