Karstedt Partners Commercialization Assessment Reports (CARS)

A unique way of collecting and disseminating information related to the development efforts of the digital industry targeting packaging applications, brought to you by the industry experts in understanding and assisting the packaging supply chain.

What makes Commercialization Assessments unique?

  1. Commercialization Assessments are tailored to the specific needs of the reader- separate reports for Corrugated, Folding Carton, Flexible Packaging and Labels- further refined by user classification, converter/printer, OEM/Integrator, or end user. We have refined the information down to the key information you need to manage and run your business.
  2. Commercialization Assessments move beyond the hype, and provide an unbiased view as to the realities related to the inherent risk and/or opportunities present. Commercialization Assessments are written as if they were developed by your internal marketing and/or product development group, but armed with the inside information and knowledge of specific application and user segments that only an industry insider can know. This allows you to cut to the chase, and make specific decisions regarding the potential fit.
  3. Commercialization Assessments provide you with a powerful suite of tools called the iVAT (investment Valuation Assessment Tool) for modeling potential outcomes. Your business situation is unique. The iVAT enables you to provide your own inputs on items ranging from current technology utilized, order and volume mix, internal cost structure, options around capital assumptions, etc. Want to know what the impact is on your operation if you desire to shift a certain mix of your business from analog to digital, the iVAT provides the answer. The iVAT was developed in cooperation with converters from each market, ensuring accuracy and utility.

What makes Karstedt Partners uniquely qualified to be able to develop and deliver the Commercialization Assessments?

  1. Since 1996, we have staked our livelihood in Packaging, and in our ability to craft a unique business creating value for the Packaging Supply Chain as industry consultants.
  2. We are not digital consultants. We are supply chains consultants focused on the Packaging Market. Digital may be a potential solution depending on what the particular issue we are addressing happens to be. There may be a superior solution. Due to our knowledge of Packaging Markets, Karstedt Partners has earned the reputation as the digital experts for Packaging. This reputation has been gained in large part due to our tenure in the market, our industry breadth and vast client list serving the packaging supply chain, and our ability to consistently provide value added services enhancing our clients’ position and profitability.
  3. Karstedt Partners has developed a wide breadth and understanding related to the Packaging Supply Chain. From suppliers through to the brand owner, Karstedt Partners deals with and within every level of the supply chain. This breadth provides unique access to, and engagement in issues affecting the supply chain. Karstedt Partners is skilled at assessing opportunities for process optimization, analyzing market and product opportunities, designing and developing specific market intelligence reports, and bringing together well qualified industry sources from across the supply chain, acting as a forum for providing feedback on conceptual or specific new initiatives.

Commercialization Assessment -Snapshot for the Printer/Converter:

  • Technology Options- what is available?
  • Current Digital Penetration
  • What is the potential for the technology Early adopters- what segment of my market will go first?
  • How will the technology evolve?
  • How do I decide if the technology is right for my business?
  • iVAT Business Modeling Tools

Commercialization Assessment- Snapshot for the OEM/Integrator:

  • Market demographics
  • Current digital penetration and participants
  • Market entry options
  • Product requirements-entry thru whole product  options
  • Impediments and obstacles to address
  • Projected market- how will it evolve?
  • How will the printer/converter assess the  technology?
  • iVAT Business Modeling Tools

Commercialization Assessment Snapshot for the Brand Owner:

  • Technology Overview
  • Current digital penetration and participants by market
  • Strengths and weaknesses of digital technology vs. analog
  • Technology positioning- digital vs. analog
  • Likely early adopters- converters, printers, others?
  • Digital penetration, how ill it evolve?
  • What can I expect from digital printing?

Digital discussion points:

  1. Digital across all packaging segments
  2. Potential for collaborative design, asset management
  3. In plant operation- what is involved

Commercialization Assessment -Snapshot for the Printer/Converter:

  • Technology Options- what is available?
  • Current Digital Penetration
  • What is the potential for the technology Early adopters- what segment of my market will go first?
  • How will the technology evolve?
  • How do I decide if the technology is right for my business?
  • iVAT Business Modeling Tools