Glossary - DELTA Packaging

Utilisation optimisation

The term utilisation optimisation means the improved use of existing capacities to achieve an enhanced economic result using increased efficiency. Capacities may, for example, consist of machines, personnel, storage space or also transport capacities.

Utilisation optimisation can be achieved using intelligent packaging solutions; packaging that can be packed easier and quicker ensures more efficient use of personnel and machines. Work steps can be saved using multi functional packaging. If the cover not only provides an appealing presentation for the product but also protects it and ensures easy transportability, these are good conditions for most efficient use of existing resources.

Regarding transportation, the first aim should be the best possible utilisation of space. This can be achieved by optimising the filling level of packaging. It also includes the use of protective components such as padding in a space-saving manner. The reduction of the packaging weight also plays an important role in this context, as the payload of any means of transport represents a limitation in capacity. Excellent loading capability also ensures optimised utilisation of the loading facilities such as forklifts and loading ramps.

Equally important for storage and transport, the stacking ability and compliance with standard dimensions also play a crucial role in the most efficient use of space. Where packages are of different size, modular packaging facilitates the best use of available space.

To achieve optimum utilisation, it is advisable to seek the advice of specialists who have a holistic view of the entire logistics chain. Packaging manufacturers nowadays offer comprehensive information on utilisation optimisation and in doing so, rely on cross-industry experience. They also have pooled knowledge on what is technologically feasible and which measures are the most cost-efficient.