Aug. 26 2009 01:32 PM

Whether a business’s logistical operations involve shipping parcels around the world or from a central distribution center directly to the consumer, using the appropriate form of packaging can positively affect the bottom line. Trends that have recently increased the importance of packaging include the move by companies to outsource aspects of manufacturing and production to foreign countries and the move toward dimensional weight-based charges by carriers. Both of these trends offer shippers an opportunity to reexamine their current packaging processes to ensure they are operating in the most effective and efficient manner possible. 

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