Manage the Cost of Packaging | Expense Reduction Analysts


The Packaging team specialises in assisting ERA clients across all industry and retail sectors by helping to reduce their Secondary and Primary Packaging costs.

Given the size, volatility and scope inherent within the industry, ERA will ensure that the process is tailored to each individual client’s needs and that the most appropriate solution is presented, implemented and maintained throughout the term of our engagement.

A little more information

Our specialists work with clients to reduce Packaging costs, this can be achieved either via like for like unit cost reduction, smarter buying habits or an overall improvement to the supply chain. Sometimes it can be a combination of all three.

The process includes a review of specifications which can identify more appropriate methodology and practice which, amongst other things, can also help reduce on site working capital, improve lead times and reduce damage to goods in transit.


  • Bags
  • Boxes & Cartons
  • Drums & Containers
  • Fillers & Padding
  • Food
  • General Packaging
  • Packaging Labels
  • Pallets
  • Paper Packaging
  • Perfumery & Cosmetics
  • Polystyrene
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Shrink Wrap Fillers & Padding
  • Strapping & Tape
  • Timber
  • Tubes

Packaging Services

In general ERA work with clients to gain a full appreciation of their needs, ensuring that all key stakeholders are fully engaged and that all existing quality and service requirements are completely understood.

All costs, volumes and order patterns are thoroughly benchmarked too. We would also seek to understand what works particularly well and where there might be scope for improvement. Any alternative solutions even if it is simply a change of supplier(s) at new rates for existing materials purchased, would be fully tested prior to any implementation and involve product sampling and shipping trials. ERA totally understand that if packaging materials fail to arrive on time or are under specified, goods simply do not get out of the door and poorly specified product will lead to damage and customer dissatisfaction.

Packaging Case Studies

Category Savings:27%
Category Savings:21%
Category Savings:17%
Category Savings:11%
“Expense Reduction Analysts have approached and completed the projects in a professional and timely manner, delivering worthwhile savings as well as giving us the comfort of independent verification of receiving best value in the relevant expenditure areas. Further savings were identified by amending our packaging configurations with no loss of quality. I would recommend Expense Reduction Analysts to any organisation that wishes to improve its profits.”- Bill Kay – General Manager, Royal British Legion Poppy Factory

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