While the year 2020 may have come to an end, unfortunately the pandemic is still raging around the world. Although things are gradually likely to improve with vaccines entering the market, experts suggest that the whole situation might take months before things go back to being close to how they were before the pandemic.
At Virgo Polymer, we manufacture FIBCs after all - so let’s take a look at industries that use FIBCs, and a few things they may need to consider in the year 2021.
If there is one thing that the pandemic and the year 2020 has taught us, it is that we need to introduce more flexibility to markets, businesses and whole industries. The same thing applies to the FIBCs industry. As the production lines and supply chains keep getting hit by sporadic shutdowns across the globe, you need to plan ahead and give a wider leeway than what you would normally do.
For example, it is advisable to start your search for bulk bags in advance, while also being prepared to store the FIBCs before your order is ready to be loaded in case you receive your bags early.
Since FIBCs take a fraction of the space conventional storage mediums would take, storing them is not a big issue. These bulk containers are sturdy, durable and flexible and you can store them in almost all kinds of storage units without causing them harm. Therefore, it is advisable that you order your FIBCs in bulk and store them for all future needs.
Ordering as many FIBCs as are required, as and when the need arises can be argued for in a more predictable environment. However, with the pandemic still rearing its head, it is advisable to stock them in advance. If your order is ready to be shipped, especially in the case of perishable goods or medical supplies, waiting for your FIBCs can be detrimental for the business.
Expertise is crucial, now more than ever. Since the nature of the business has changed and FIBC manufacturers might have to bring in raw materials from all over the world, keeping a strict eye on the quality to ensure uniformity has become a challenge. Therefore, make sure that your FIBC manufacturing partner has a knowledgeable team of experts who are able to spot the problems as and when they arrive. Doing so will save precious time of having to return the order for faulty quality or having to risk the shipment by storing and sending it in low-quality containers.
Thinking ahead and taking simple steps to ensure quality and timeliness can help your business stand out in this pandemic-stricken world and thus help your business grow in an unprecedented manner. With the greatest challenges come to the biggest opportunities for growth - and we’re here to support you every step of the way! Call us today for solutions your business can rely on.