5 challenges that present uncertainty & opportunity

5 challenges that present uncertainty & opportunity

Veritiv Packaging | April 25, 2022

Rapid change and deep-seated fulfillment challenges create uncertainty, but they also reveal opportunities. If these market waves are impacting your business, team up with Veritiv to implement the right solutions so you can ride those waves to success.

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Celebrate Earth Day all year long

Celebrate Earth Day all year long

Veritiv Packaging | April 21, 2022

Earth Day 2022 will be here soon. This year’s theme, “Invest In Our Planet,” focuses on accelerating solutions to combat the Earth’s greatest threat, climate change. Earth Day organizers encourage governments, citizens and businesses to do their part with its “Everyone accounted for and everyone accountable” tagline.

Celebrating Earth Day each April is one way you can bring earth-friendly messaging into your workplace. But when you focus on practices that extend beyond Earth Day, you send a message to employees, customers and partners that shows a powerful, ongoing commitment.

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Top 5 food packaging fails

Top 5 food packaging fails

Veritiv Packaging | February 15, 2022

Whether it's spoiled strawberries or broken bottles, packaging mistakes happen. Not only can they be a source of incredible frustration, but also lead to lost revenue. Let's take a look at five common food packaging fails, and fixes for each.

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Frustrated that paper supply is still a mess?

Frustrated that paper supply is still a mess?

Veritiv Print and Paper | November 17, 2021

If you want to thrive in this current climate, you must make adjustments. These supply chain pressures and difficulties simply aren’t going to end themselves.

So, what can you do? Earlier this year, we spelled out nine tips to prevent interruptions. Those all still apply, but let’s deep dive into three of those.

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Has paper sourcing changed for the better in 2021?

Has paper sourcing changed for the better in 2021?

Veritiv Corporation | November 16, 2021

From operating rates causing price increases, the impact on capacity, to the ultimate effects on your purchasing decisions, the paper supply chain has been in a very difficult place for some time.

What we’ve seen is that organizations go through several stages of awareness. By now, many have gotten past the shock of the events that caused so much disruption. And while it’s possible to be in denial of it, the reality of rising prices has made a lot of people frustrated.

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What’s a world without paper?

What’s a world without paper?

Veritiv Print and Paper | October 19, 2021

“Check, please,” she said, betraying her age. “The what now?” The young waiter was confused. “Sorry. How much do I owe you?”

The waiter looked at his arm where he’d scribbled the woman’s order. He added it up on a calculator then gestured for the woman to hold out her arm, where he penned $24.79 in red ink, with a blank line below it for the tip. “You can pay at the counter,” he said and walked away, leaving behind the pen.

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Elevating commercial properties post-pandemic

Elevating commercial properties post-pandemic

Veritiv Facility Solutions | October 8, 2021

Property owners and managers face continued uncertainty about the commercial property market and must grapple with tenants’ post-pandemic demands. With some essential supplies on backorder and a restricted labor pool, the current environment makes keeping buildings clean a challenge.

Safe and sanitized workplaces are top of mind for people returning to the office, and this makes the facility professional’s job even harder.

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Navigating the challenges of lead times and demand

Navigating the challenges of lead times and demand

Veritiv Packaging | September 27, 2021

In the past 18 months, supply chains across the globe were tested like never before. The packaging industry was tested, too, by increased consumer and industrial demand, strained supply chains, extended lead times for both raw materials and finished packaging and crippling labor shortages.

For those who make packaging, it’s been rough. And for those who rely on packaging, even rougher.

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How to save money when buying packaging

How to save money when buying packaging

Veritiv Packaging | August 26, 2021

If you’re responsible for purchasing packaging supplies (boxes, bags, mailers, tape, etc.), you care about getting the best value for your money.

Scoring a fair price is essential. So is keeping an eye on your buying practices and the vendor partners you rely on.

Here are three best practices to incorporate into your purchasing processes to get a better return on your packaging material investments.

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Packaging pain points

Packaging pain points

Veritiv Packaging | July 20, 2021

Ordering packaging for your business can become a set-it-and-forget-it activity. You use the same packaging month-in and month-out. You order the same quantity each time—the same box sizes, too.

What you might not realize is that while it may save time and mental energy, putting your packaging material orders on autopilot can end up costing you more.

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