The global contract packaging organization (CPO) launched a postponement packaging service to offer customers control over their supply chains. According to a Dexter Tjoa, director of corporate strategy at Tjoapack, postponement packaging is cited to be more efficient with lower capital.
The launch of this postponement packaging service is aimed to reduce inefficiencies across the supply chain as well as to reduce the waste of repackaging for a different market. Tjoapack asserted that the overstocking of product as a result of market fluctuation no longer has to be wasted capital.
“The idea of implementing a postponement strategy is to keep market agnostic products in a central location until they are required, at which point the packaging can be finished and market-specific requirements can be catered for. This means that instead of multiple inventories of finished goods, you have part-finished stock that can be made suitable for whichever market requires it and one central location for storage,” Tjoa told us.
Agnostic marketing, the basis behind postponement packing, means packaging a product only before it becomes market specific, the spokesperson explained. He furthered, “It is also difficult to predict tender market requirement meaning sometimes there are stock outages and delays in supply reaching a certain market.”
The company believes that postponement strategy reduces overstocking at localized warehouses, and therefore the amount of stock that may be wasted if not required by the market.
With Tjoapack once the items get on the market, “it [the items] can then be shipped within days or even hours,” which Tjoa explained reduces the waiting time on return on investment.
We recently reported that Tjoapack added an eighth blistering line to its facility in Etten-Leur, Netherlands. Tjoapack stated that the investment in the blistering line was to develop their printing capabilities to allow the company to offer postponement packaging.