On all packaging projects we work on at BoldtSmith Packaging where we are proposing an alternate packaging solution, testing is a critical toll-gate. If no testing takes place, where is the data to prove our optimized design is better than the current packaging or will fix the issues currently happening?
Some companies have adopted the testing policy but we often find the testing actually taking place is not a representation of the hazards the product and packaging actually experience in the supply chain. The purpose of testing is to provide data that verifies the product/packaging will not experience issues in the supply chain.
These issues could include hazards such as:
For example, if a product is being damaged from shock due to drops in the supply chain. Does the protocol being utilized represent the drop frequency, height and orientation that is actually occurring during shipping?
This is a difficult question to answer without data. We are a data driven organization, we do not make decisions based on what we think. We make decisions based on what the data tells us. Our process in finding this information out is broken down into three key activities.
Using these three key components, we are able to create a custom testing protocol that replicates the hazards that occur during shipping, so we can be confident in our optimized packaging solutions.
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