Start the year off right with Lead Time Planning

We live in retail: volatile demand, less than desirable forecast accuracy, and the need for speed requires project planning to ensure customer needs are met.

Understanding basic process lead time is the first step towards planning timely execution of your projects. The lead times vary depending on the packaging process. We’ve summarized key process lead times to help you plan and prepare for a successful 2018!

VISUAL PAK

Capability

Tooling

Lead-Time

Manufacturing Lead-Time

Shrink Wrapping

No Tooling Needed

1 week

Display Assembly & Fulfillment

No Tooling Needed

1 week

Assembly & Kitting

No Tooling Needed

1 week

Cartoning with Automation

No Tooling Needed*

1 week

Liquids Contract Manufacturing - Bottles

No Tooling Needed*

4 weeks

Liquids Contract Manufacturing - Tubes

No Tooling Needed*

3 weeks

Shrink Sleeving - Manual Application

No Tooling Needed

1 week

Shrink Sleeving with Automation

4 weeks

2 weeks

Vertical Bagging

3 weeks

1 week

Gift Sets

No Tooling Needed*

1 week

Trapped Blisters Assembly & Sealing

4 weeks

1 week

Multi-packs / Variety Packs / Club store

No Tooling Needed

1 week

Blister Sealing

4 weeks

2 weeks

Labeling

No Tooling Needed

1 week

Unpack/Repack

No Tooling Needed

1 week

Printed folding cartons

1 week

2 weeks

Printed boots for multi-packs

1 week

2 weeks

Blister cards

1 week

3 weeks

Thermoforms (blisters, clamshells, trays)

4 weeks

3 weeks

 

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