In a Volatile Market, Materials Manufacturers Face New Supply Chain and Sales Challenges

There’s no question that the market is more volatile and unpredictable than it was two years ago. As the global pandemic continues to unfold, packaging manufacturers have found themselves scrambling to overcome production constraints and meet sky-high demand for their products.

In this white paper, we turn a retrospective lens on the factors that have undermined manufacturers’ production capacities and prevented them from taking advantage of recent demand spikes.

We will further consider:

  • The industry context: why containers and packing manufacturers have found it difficult to regain their pre-pandemic production capacities
  • Why labor shortages, consumer behavior changes, and variable raw material costs have led to drastic fluctuations in product pricing
  • How these market factors have contributed to a significant repricing challenge