RRD’s design expertise, systems, processes and execution can improve supply chain control and ensures a dependable supply of products to clients. The product transformation platform is tailored to specific requirements, with the ability to support dynamic models for multiple Stock Keeping Units (SKU’s) delivered through different channels.
By conducting a supply chain network analysis, the solution design team can integrate and tailor clients unique needs to provide a seamless route to market. From in-region, near-shore and off-shore options to embedded solutions, the focus is on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). RRD’s global platform can help to optimize the supply chain from packaging design through to logistics, manufacturing, final pack, fulfillment and reverse logistics.
Each project at RRD begins with a comprehensive assessment of five factors: product, brand, manufacturing, environment, and cost. From creative brief, rough sketches, and 3D rendering to prototypes, RRD’s cost to use analysis, materials and graphic explorations, leads to series of perceptive concepts that can be reviewed and scored.
After concept approval, our engineering phase is where we create 2D and 3D CAD ﬁles, develop complete prototypes for testing and customer approval and determine optimal manufacturing production plans. RRD’s flexible packaging solutions range from design creation to final delivery of the finished box.
Each year, customers rely on RRD to produce compelling packaging using industry-leading solutions, advanced technologies and refined processes to help build, reinforce and improve brand awareness. Prepress services produce high-end screening and separations for expanded color gamut, high-definition file preparation and digital photopolymer plate making.
RRD’s art adaptation services account for size, color management, palette execution and content, along with the development of style guides, illustrations and proofing workflow. Digital asset management solutions ensure brand consistency and product integrity across the entire literature manufacturing platform.
RRD Supply Chain & Packaging Solutions offer a global single source of end-to-end design, print and label production, and packaging. The design and solutions teams can apply state-of-the-art technologies and capabilities to make packaging production more predictable, reliable and impressive. RRD’s solution includes paper-based packaging, labeling, package decoration and finishes, decorative coatings, and special light and sound techniques.
RRD's design teams work closely with clients to respond to the precise speciﬁcation, timing and quality standards for projects of any scale, scope, location or logistical challenge. Our holistic approach covers Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI), Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery, systems integration, logistics, sourcing, quality assurance and performance management—all continually optimized to improve speed to market, reduce inventory and obsolescence, and free up working capital.
RRD Supply Chain & Packaging Solutions global procurement team leverage industry knowledge and supplier expertise to develop global and regional supply base and commodity strategies. This comprehensive solution for material sourcing and planning continues to demonstrate the significant benefits of strategic commodity management by driving innovation and lowering total cost among the supplier base.
Strategic relationship management allows rigorous supplier evaluation, selection and monitoring which leads to a progressive and high quality approved vendor listing (AVL). RRD Supply Chain & Packaging Solutions vendor managed inventory (VMI) program and daily execution approach delivers the flexibility to cope with fluctuating inventory demand to maintain continuity of supply.
Minimize the risk of forecast inaccuracies with RRD Supply Chain & Packaging Solutions. Working with RRD allows for efficient production and delayed completion of differentiating elements (e.g. languages, software, firmware, hardware, etc.) closer to the final point of consumption. Demand driven product completion, near-shore, off-shore or in-region, allows clients to respond to real time demand, retailer requirements and end-user preference.
RRD has extensive experience in medical device, telecom and consumer electronic kitting and assembly. This solution provides rapid conversion of generic product inventories to SKU-specific finished goods and is an effective structuring of delayed product conversion tactics.
RRD’s logistics management solution allows organizations to leverage resources, industry experience and a global transportation network. Advanced analytics identify valuable insights on trends and potential areas of greater efficiency in customer operations, leading to improved service and new opportunities.
A single global technology platform enables RRD to service a broad retail and distributor network, dotcom customers, direct-to-store shipments and direct-to-consumer orders. Full track and trace capabilities give customers peace of mind by providing labeling and documentation to track the serial number in every carton, pallet and truck.
Critical after market functions can cost companies millions in lost profits due to damaged customer relationships and external liabilities. Conversely, effectively managed after market care can enable companies to find hidden profits, minimize liabilities and improve customer satisfaction. RRD’s scale, scope and reverse logistics management capabilities offers a wealth of revenue opportunities in addition to processes that can help companies be more efficient.
RRD’s tailor-made after market services simplify the day-to-day management of lifecycle care with solutions including; product recalls, returns management authorization (RMA), collections, retail returns, authorized service centre (ASC), re-packaging, re-flashing and re-configuration.
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