Out-dated Systems are costing you time & money

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When your consumers are demanding same day/next day delivery the need to get your product to market reliably fast is more critical than ever and yet external forces are making this ultra-challenging.  A Global pandemic, digital transformation, inflation and spiralling energy prices are making life ever more challenging for brands and retailers.

It’s all pretty scary and not everyone will make it through, but there are ways to help take the pressure off and as packaging experts we’ve been busy helping our clients improve their speed to market and save money on their packaging. 

I am sure you would all agree that delivering fully print-ready artwork right first time across all SKUs and formats inclusive of all local marketing and legislative demands is theGold Standard.  Instead of striving for this, many existing artwork management processes create a false start by actually building artwork corrections into their process to allow for amends.  This model is highly risky when time is critical, introducing the potential for human error in what is supposed to be an automated process; it also wastes time and energy.  In this ruthless retail environment even the tiniest gain equals an advantage, why adhere to out-dated processes and poor design?   

By shifting your focus instead to ensure the pre-artwork data is 100% correct, a truly automated model can deliver significant time savings and ensure your product is launched in the most efficient and quickest way possible, without the risk of mistakes. 

Existing semi-automated artwork systems actually work on a ‘dynamic content’ basis which is now being replaceby new generation fully-automated digital technology.  By entrusting your packaging artwork to a fully-automated digital system you are circumventing the risk inherent in old ways’.

Technologies that support transparency and supply chain resilience will also be the technologies that drive sustainable practice and underpin customer perception in the future.  At Sun Strategy, we believe it’s not enough to simply keep up with new technology, you need to stay ahead. The future of artwork production goes way beyond the capabilities of existing systems and we have spent years developing a better way. Our disruptive, technology ecosystem transforms the global approach to packaging, pioneering the right choices for our clients, consumers and the planet. 

e-volve is a transformational packaging artwork tool which fully automates the complete creation of packaging artworkUnlike existing systems, e-volve produces fully print-ready artwork, right first time across all SKUs and formats inclusive of all local marketing and legislative demands and it does this at the touch of a button!  e-volve is tailored to your processes and is easily and quickly installed with minimum disruption to your business. 

e-volve goes way beyond the capabilities of existing systems and can save you 60-80% on existing artwork costs.  Don’t get left behind, ensure you are first to the finish line and get in touch if you would like to know more. 

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About the author

imageedit 1 6168940299Kevin McAulay - Packaging Evolution Champion

Kevin has over 20 years packaging experience in managing print and graphics for a number of FMCG and retail companies. Kevin has experience working onsite at a number of clients sits including Nestle and Unilever and managing remote teams, with a great understanding of stakeholder engagement across multi disciplines.

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