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Mining opporunities at a global consumer company

Packaging needs at Hewlett-Packard, as at other consumer goods companies, offer contract packagers opportunities, if they know where to look and how to approach these potential customers.Contract Packaging magazine asked John Hayward, manager of packaging engineering at HP, to discuss where and why the opportunities for contract packaging exist inside HP and at other large-scale consumer goods companies, and how contract packagers can shape winning strategies to gain their business.
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SIDEBAR: Understand the dynamics within HP

1. The use of outsourcing is increasing in volume and in scope.
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SIDEBAR: Leverage and present your own strength as a CP

1. You likely have a lower cost structure and indigenous staffing to handle much of the available work.
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SIDEBAR: Winning CP business at one global products company

How does the scope of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) needs from contract packaging (CP) compare with the general trend for consumer goods companies?
John Mazelin, past president
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Looking for a contract packager?

"Our mission is to help member companies establish productive links with buyers and to provide members with educational opportunities to improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations."
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Opportunity abounds; are you positioned for growth?

“Many Fortune 500 companies want to reduce costs by outsourcing as much as possible to qualified co-packers. This reassures me that we are in the right business at the right time.”
For nearly two hours, the panelists answered questions from about 100 contract packagers in a lively roundtable discussion at Pa
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Product manufacturers speak out: Here's what we want

Have a purpose when placing the initial call. Meet our quality standards. Create innovative ideas that go beyond basic co-packing services and are mindful of the budget. Be flexible—especially on the tail end of operations and into distribution.
Wilpak scores in the highest categories for facilities inspections. The company  attributes this success to its quality and cont
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Complexity simplified

Wilpak sustains double-digit growth by operating ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ of traditional contract packaging roles to integrate the supply chain.
Packaging Services Expo 2005 provided buyers and sellers of contract packaging services a focused marketplace in which to intera
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Three Events, One-Stop 'Shopping'

On the heels of a successful Packaging Services Expo 2005, next year’s version will run side-by-side with two new events—Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference.
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SIDEBAR: Another option: 'Middle of-the-road'equipment

Besides buying new or renting, contract packagers have a third option for obtaining machinery: “middle-of-the-road” equipment.
The average age of pre-owned machinery has dropped dramatically over the last 25 years.  In 1980, the average age of a piece of
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Stretch capital with pre-owned equipment

A lot of capital is being invested in equipment for products that fail. The market is growing rapidly for gently used machinery, which can help minimize the risk.
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Salary levels rise, as do job-security concerns (sidebar)

Respondents serious about job security
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Rx distributor turns to internal RFID (sidebar)

Medical device packaging market outlook bright
Packaging Services Expo debuted with 105 exhibitors and 1,500 attendees in May 2005 in Rosemont, IL. Attendees included represen
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Three events, one-stop 'shopping'

On the heels of a successful Packaging Services Expo 2005, next year’s version will run side-by-side with two new events—Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference.
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Excitement builds for Pack Expo Las Vegas 2005

New pavilions have been added, and exhibition space is up 9%. Plus, making its debut is a brand new web-enabled service to enhance the attendee experience.
This monobloc filler/capper, dedicated to 4-L steel cans, has enabled ARC-Diversified to meet a spike in demand for its edible o
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ARC upgrades in oil and powder

This supplier to a number of U.S. government feeding programs keeps current where packaging machinery and controls technology are concerned.See video
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Putting your packaging to the test locally

Get schooled in package testing facilities: The odds are that you’ll find a certified package testing lab close by.
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Packaging Services Expo's successful start

The inaugural Packaging Services Expo (PSE) held in Chicago in May was attended by more than 1군 visitors. PSE addressed issues that packagers and retailers experience looking for packaging services partners.

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