Proteus’ Sage program applies our expertise in supply chain management to all of your packaging needs. We help you focus on your core competencies by outsourcing the packaging procurement process to us – a trusted partner with the knowledge and connections to handle all aspects of the program cost-effectively.
Our cross-functional approach manages the interconnected tasks and processes that impact your packaging solutions. Sage leverages Proteus’ team of experts to design, plan, execute, control and monitor the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-progress inventory and finished packaging from the point of origin to the point of consumption.
The Sage Program Focuses On:
Forecasting – We recognize the importance of an accurate forecast and the impact it makes on your bottom line. Our team of experts provides insights into trends that help you prepare for market demand and peak seasons. We create an annual plan that drives production triggers, quantities and safety stock levels. Our plans are dynamic and continually reviewed so that packaging inventory is available when you need it most.
Procurement – Proteus will acquire the appropriate materials for your packaging design to meet your expectations of quality, quantity, time, cost and location. Our team focuses on finding, evaluating and engaging the ideal suppliers to maximize production efficiency and appropriately time purchases to keep inventory costs low. We work to negotiate the best possible price and continually review our supplier relationships. After we implement your sourcing strategy, we track results and restart the assessment process to fine-tune your sourcing program.
Logistics – We manage the flow of resources and materials to meet your design requirements, both physical and abstract, to ultimately streamline and control production by eliminating ineffective elements. Our team integrates all aspects of the process, including information flow, material handling, production, transportation and warehousing to get the best results for your business.
Inventory Management – Packaging inventory is a large investment for your company, and Proteus can help you cut expenses by maintaining the appropriate stock levels to meet demand. We track the quality and location of inventory, including raw materials, work-in-progress inventory, and finished goods. Our team monitors inventory levels to avoid overstock and outages – we maintain the perfect balance.
The Sage Process and Benefits:
Sage members have seen substantial time and cost savings, reduced downtime and greater consistency in their packaging procurement process. After a strategy session and data review, Proteus will define the best strategy to manage your packaging inventory to help you reach your business goals. We consider various factors when setting up your management plan, including production timing, shipping methods and design efficiency. There is no additional cost to join the Sage program.
Our team can provide support in any or all areas of the packaging procurement process, and with a dedicated online portal, you can easily check in on the status and results. While the burden of ongoing management is removed from your daily tasks, you retain full visibility with real-time access that helps increase operational efficiency by automating data capture and reporting.
Contact us today to learn more about how the Sage program can help your business save time and money.