The expansion of new markets, such as ecommerce, and changes in consumer packaging preferences have contributed to significant growth in the packaging industry over the past ten years. In addition to this aggressive growth, sustainability and environmental concerns are also driving change. The combination of these trends are presenting a shift in the materials and technology used in the packaging industry.
Shorr Packaging Corp., a premium, full-service packaging partner, offers unrivaled capacity for holistic supply chain process optimization, brand differentiation from rivals, and customer growth acceleration.
For over a century, Shorr has provided their customers with an extensive range of packaging products, equipment, and design service expertise that stands above all others. Shorr is the ideal partner with a coast-to-coast network of facilities offering cutting-edge packaging supplies and machinery from top manufacturers.
From common products like corrugated, tapes and adhesives, stretch or shrink wrap films to complex, fully-automated equipment lines, Shorr has the offering and expertise to elevate any warehouse. Their expert sales reps, process engineers, and knowledgeable service technicians help simplify their customers’ equipment selection, integration, and installation process. From pallet wrappers to case formers, case sealers, shrink wrappers, workstations, baggers, conveyors, and more, they are committed to right-sizing and optimizing warehouses to maximize output.
Bill Bonaccorsi, Vice President of Marketing at Shorr Packaging Corp., states, “Together with our partners, we streamline your processes, increase your output, consolidate your vendor network, and truly innovate your packaging.”
Bill is a seasoned marketing and business development executive that has worked in the packaging industry for 30 years. He is also a sponsor of Shorr’s digital transformation program. By leveraging his curiosity, creativity, and competitive nature, Bill builds teams that regularly execute creative programs while achieving business results and goals.
One of Bill’s key strengths is developing a clear strategy supported by a comprehensive plan, allowing him to fully concentrate on aggressively delivering results. A recent accomplishment he shared was how he led a team through organizational and marketing changes to take advantage of new technologies, which had a measurable impact on lead generation, sales, and profit.
In an interview with Insights Care, Bill Bonaccorsi emphasized the premium services provided by Shorr Packaging Corp. and how these services are revolutionizing the packaging industry.
Below are excerpts from the interview:
Please brief our audience about Shorr Packaging Corp. and how it is positioned as a reliable name in the healthcare space.
Shorr Packaging is an industry-leading, award-winning distributor of packaging products, equipment, and services. We represent the best-known packaging product manufacturers and brands in the industry and are one of the largest independent packaging distributors in the nation. Founded in 1922, we are an established, employee-owned company with a long history and success record, all attributed to one simple principle: listen to the customer. Our customers in the healthcare industry benefit from our ability to supply products nationally while providing support locally. A combination of discipline, agility, packaging expertise, and a robust portfolio of capabilities enables us to deliver innovative solutions for all our customers.
Shed some light on your offerings and how they impact the healthcare industry as well as your clients.
Our tagline: “Above all, we listen” is more than a simple statement. It is injected into everything we do and how we operate our business. Shorr is fortunate to have a wide range of highly regarded suppliers along with a Shorr employee base that brings expertise across the packaging and logistics industries. This foundation, coupled with a customer-first attitude, puts us in an ideal position to effectively collaborate with and support our customers. Our approach is not complicated, but it does require a few critical components to successfully implement. For Shorr, these components include:
- Excellent leadership with a clear strategy, positioning all Shorr employees with the support and tools required to successfully execute our strategy.
- Shorr is committed to our customer’s success with imagination and an unparalleled depth of knowledge and expertise. With our strong financial position and a thorough understanding of expansive packaging products and solutions , we can work with customers to support their specific needs.
- As an employee-owned organization, Shorr leverages the ESOP business structure to provide all employees with the benefits and accountability that comes with being a business owner. I’ve been in packaging for over 30 years and have never seen another company demonstrate the level of customer commitment of Shorr. It is not only impressive to see, but also refreshing to be part of this organization.
Being an experienced leader, share your opinion on how the adoption of modern technologies like AI and ML impacts the healthcare sector. How has your company incorporated such technologies into its daily operations?
There is no shortage of incredible, game-changing technology available today. It’s exciting to see how far we have come with AI and ML, yet, in my opinion, they are still highly underleveraged at this time. Early adopters are reaping the benefits of automation while improving the customer experience. Shorr is currently undertaking a digital transformation program to elevate our services, solutions, and customer experience. We offer a proprietary, customizable Vendor Managed Inventory app that delivers on our commitment to innovation and collaboration by ensuring our customers have the right packaging products, in the right quantity, at the right time. Our dedicated packaging automation group is the ideal partner for designing, supplying, and integrating automated solutions to increase productivity, efficiency, and output. Internally, we are implementing Shorr’s very own warehouse management system to ensure our facilities are streamlined. Additionally, Shorr is enhancing our customer experience through upgrading our internal CRM systems.
What would be your advice to budding entrepreneurs who aspire to venture into the healthcare space?
Create value through knowledge and your relationships. The healthcare industry is an exciting and dynamic segment. It’s chock-full of intelligent, friendly, hardworking professionals, while also being a tight and welcoming community. This presents a great opportunity to establish strong relationships and a vast network of partners.
How do you envision scaling your organization’s operations and offerings in 2022 and beyond?
For over 100 years, Shorr Packaging Corp. has been providing its customers with products and services designed to deliver the best packaging solutions. Steeped in the tradition of a family business and coupled with an ongoing focus on innovation and progress, Shorr proudly offers its customers a unique combination of in-depth business knowledge and personal service.
We continue to work diligently towards further growth and prosperity. Shorr has a digital transformation program underway called Project Ignite. In simple terms, Project Ignite is designed to automate and enhance customer experience by freeing up more of our employee’s time to spend with customers in those areas where we can bring the highest value.
Growing at a rapid rate is an environment to which we are accustomed. As previously mentioned, as long as we keep listening to our customers, expanding our expertise, and operating with agility, we know we will be successful for many years to come.