The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up the entire world as never before. And it looks like we’re still in the midst of it. So people are wondering: what will be the “new normal”? Especially how will it affect the packaging industry?
We have seen a major shift in the way we do business. Like the implementation of social distancing rules, for example. Everyone had to change to new ways of doing things. It was scary and uncomfortable at times.
But how can a business remain successful while facing so many challenges? What are five proven methods that can help us adjust to the new normal?
These days, companies are getting bombarded with changing rules for the workplace. Also, new regulations on how to properly interact with the public are abundant. To stay compliant might seem overwhelming.
So, the best way to stay informed is to tap into reliable sources. For example, government agencies give regular updates. Likewise, professional connections such as your payroll provider will be able to clarify any confusing information you might have.
Obviously, businesses have to stick to these new rules, no matter what. Even though it might cost us. Otherwise, we could face steep penalties. Or, in the worst-case scenario, we might even have to close operations.
2. Packaging Sales Approach
As we all know, visiting a customer is almost impossible these days. Because of social distancing rules, we were forced to find a different approach to connect with our clients.
Instead of conducting face-to-face meetings, sales professionals oftentimes meet “in person” through online applications such as Zoom or Facetime. Besides the traditional phone call or email, connecting through the internet has now become a prominent communication tool.
Furthermore, the E-commerce industry is taking off. Especially now, it has proven to be a powerful sales mechanism.
3. Cost Saving Measurements
In addition, we might face disruptions. Such as in the case of a sick staff member or an unavailable product. This can ultimately lead to lost production.
So businesses need to cut costs and set aside as much as possible. Better late than never. As the old saying goes: “save for a rainy day!”
4. Packaging Changes
However, industry experts believe that the need for sustainability will make a strong come-back after COVID-19 has come to pass. So it is essential we find ways to up our recycling efforts now.
5. Agility, Adaptability, and Innovation
So we need to adapt to whatever the new normal brings, and fast. And we have to embrace opportunity amidst the chaos. Because only with agility, adaptability, and innovation, businesses can set themselves up for success.
Strength in Custom Plastic Packaging
Truly, to reach a good level of strength takes a lot of hard work and dedication. And we know it.
- TDI is doing everything it can to remain compliant with new regulations.
- Also, we constantly strive to cut costs and save money wherever possible.
- It has always been our goal to conduct “clean and lean” manufacturing operations.
- In truth, we believe our strength comes from a great company culture that holds our business together.
TDI – the long road to success
Certainly, we have come a long way. Even before the pandemic started, TDI went through a major restructuring. You could say, we are now used to the concept of constant change.
Thus, our hard work has started to pay off. During this critical period, we have reached a level of stability that not only benefits our business but certainly benefits all of our valued partners.
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