The activities associated with packaging and labeling the product. This may include preparing the packaging, inserting the product in its packaging, sealing the packaging, applying product labels to the packaging and where necessary insert the packaged product in group packaging (e.g. bottled liquids in a carton).
The Make process may add multiple packagings:
- Primary packaging is the material that envelops the product and holds it. This usually is the smallest unit of use. Primary packaging is in direct contact with the contents and may have commercial imprints to appeal to the customer. This type of packaging is typically added in a Make process
- Secondary packaging is the material that groups primary packages together. This does not apply to all products that require packaging, if secondary packaging is applied, then this usually is the smallest unit of sale. This type of packaging can be added in the Make or in the Deliver process.
- Tertiary packaging is used for handling, storage and transportation. This includes palletizing, shrink-wrapping, over-boxing and labeling. This type of packaging can be added in the Make process or in the Deliver process.
- Order-engineered packaging
- Customer order specified packaging or labeling
- Bagging and labeling products
- Palletizing, shrink-wrapping and labeling bagged or boxed products
- Dangerous Goods labeling
Labels applied to the product by this Engineer-to-Order process may include information developed during the order-engineering process.
The Package process typically requires process M304 to ensure (custom) packaging materials are available.
Note: Common inputs and outputs are listed in alphabetical order. Other inputs and outputs may be required to support varying use cases.