Analysts doubt success of Kapstone announcement based on market forces Last week, Kapstone Paper and Packaging announced a $40/ton increase in the domestic price of containerboard ($50/exports) effective March 31, 2015. Reports from the forest products industry stock analysts expressed skepticism that market conditions would support this move.
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Changing Shipping Regulations... Be Prepared
the Chemical Packaging Committee of the Institute of Packaging Professionals monitors the global changes in hazardous material packaging and shipping regulations. Global Harmonizing System (GHS) remains at the top of the agenda. GHS will be used by the US to comply with the UN directives for import and export packaging and labeling of hazardous materials. (posted 03.03.15)
AICC Readies Census of the Independent Sector
AICC has announced plans to publish a comprehensive census of the independent sector of the corrugated packaging industry later this year.Â Data gathering for the project will begin in late February... (posted 02.26.15)
A Habit of Winning
The majority of AICC General Members have under $15 million in annual sales. Understanding that smaller in sales does not mean smaller in stature AICC created the Smaller Manufacturers Advisory Council (SMAC) in 2013. Interested in seeing what SMAC can offer your business? (posted 02.26.15)
Estimating System Theory and Practice—Part 2
Cost accounting, by definition, is an attempt by accountants to find a rational way to allocate an entity’s perceived costs to each order. Then, based upon assumed levels of activity, various pricing scenarios can be developed and analyzed. (posted 02.11.15)