Companies are beginning to realize there’s more to lose from offending consumers who are aware of how cheap plastic products feed global warming, choke oceans, kill wildlife and — more slowly — threaten us. This is especially the case when it comes to packaging.
Challenge: A fragrance and flavor company wanted to create a foreign trade zone (FTZ) in which it could perform both manufacturing and distribution functions. Due to its many product formulations — and ingredients coming from the U.S. and around the world — tracking inventory was complex. Some incoming ingredients also skipped manufacturing and were sold raw.