Pacific Packaging Products, Inc. Highly Values ERA’s “No Savings – No Fee” Model

Pacific Packaging calls in an ERA expert to analyze freight costs

Pacific Packaging Products, Inc. is a leading ISO 9001 distributor with manufacturing, design skills. Pacific provides single source East Coast and Caribbean product and equipment services via supply chain hubs in Massachusetts, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. They also have national capabilities as a founding member of Packaging Distributors of America.

Pacific Packaging’s freight expense for LTL and Small Package freight were the biggest non-personnel expense at over $1.25M per year.

"I knew ERA well as a supplier to their packaging practice group. I was always impressed with their professionalism and ethics and thought they might be able to help us with LTL Freight costs", said David Varsano, CEO of Pacific Packaging

Experts validate Pacific Packaging’s prices and practices

The Client Manager said the project outcomes would be both positive for Pacific Packaging and result in either affirmation of their rates and adherence to industry best practices or ERA’s presentation of "like for like" savings opportunities.

One of ERA's most experienced freight analysts examined Pacific’s data; checked practices used by their freight stakeholders, and compared ERA market benchmarks with Pacific’s prices. He concluded the LTL savings potential would not merit a supplier change. The small package freight supplier was a long time well known Pacific customer.

"In the end we decided not to pursue any savings opportunity with this highly valued customer”, said Bruce Anderson, CFO.

ERA's freight expert said Pacific Packaging had great LTL pricing and recommended keeping their current supplier. It was also very important to realize they were already using key best practices that ERA suggested.

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