3 Ways COVID-19 is Changing Supply Chain Packaging

How do these shifts in shipment packaging affect your operations now and moving forward?

Jake Rheude

September 4, 2020

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In the supply chain world, the packaging is one of the few spots that doesn’t seem to be overwhelmingly impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus, though there is still some cause for caution. Overall, the packaging market is projected to reach $1.01 trillion by 2021, partially because of a surge in ecommerce sales.

Drilling down to smaller segments and subsets shows a more uneven outlook as some manufacturers may face growing challenges. For instance, companies that provide packaging for entertainment venues like concert halls and movie theaters are seeing a significant decrease in orders.

Companies have primarily been able to address the initial COVID-19 impacts. They are managing their return to more consistent levels, but leadership in the space will require a focus on shaping what comes next, instead of reacting to it.

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