Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)/Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)/Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) are products that are sold quickly and at a relatively low cost. Examples include non-durable household goods such as packaged foods, beverages, toiletries, over-the-counter drugs and other consumables.
FMCG/CPG is the most common acronym for such products across most of Europe, Asia and Oceania, while CPG (consumer packaged goods) is used more frequently in the Americas.
The following are the main characteristics of FMCG/CPG:
From the consumer perspective
- Frequent purchases
- Low engagement (little or no effort to choose the item)
- Low prices
- Short shelf life
- Rapid consumption
- Price comparison over online purchase by customer
From the marketer perspective
- High volumes
- Low contribution margins
- Extensive distribution
- High inventory turnover
MAIN POINS OF FMCG/CPG INSPECTION
PSI – Pre-Shipment Inspection
CLI – Container Loading Inspection
PPI – Pre Production Inspection
DPI – During Production Inspection
As industry standards for packaging and labelling become more stringent, the demand for visual inspection technology is increasing. Because visual inspection helps ensure only quality products leave your plant. Depending on the manufacturer’s needs, a visual inspection have the capacity to:
- inspect the presence, position and formation of a code (date code, barcode, etc.)
- validate the presence and position of labels check closures of tamper seals, correct caps by colour, etc.
- detect fill levels in bottles or jars, and the packaging’s content
- sort food and beverage products based on marking
- count products
Every company wants to reduce costs on the manufacturing line, and weighing precision can help you here.
By inspecting portion control of a packaged product, checkweighers ensure that every pack leaving your factory door is within the specified weight range. Because they eliminate unnecessary product waste, they ultimately reduce costs. Checkweigh can also help manufacturers detect issues with product overfill on the production line, so you can correct the problem quickly and save costs.
Metal detection + x-ray inspection
It’s no wonder then, that more and more FMCG/CPG manufacturers are using X-ray inspection and metal-detection systems to eliminate the threat of food contamination and — essentially — protect their brand from product recalls and withdrawals.
Among the biggest culprits for food contamination are metal and non-magnetic stainless steel. However, today’s metal-detection technology is extremely effective: even products with high moisture content or packaged in metallised film can be checked with advanced metal-detection systems.
But metal isn’t the only culprit: glass, stone, high-density plastics and rubber and other contaminants can also make their way into packaging. X-ray inspection equipment can ID foreign bodies by evaluating density throughout the product and packaging — including through thick foil pouches and cans.Send request