Changing times mean changing practices, products, and organization structures for the forest product, paper, and packaging industries. Each one is adapting to thrive in a challenging environment, with digital communications continuing to outpace print media, pressure mounting to optimize operations in order to cut costs, and intense attention focused on sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship.
To evolve, forest product companies must look for ways to conserve resources and energy while maximizing output. Paper manufacturing companies need to seek out new applications for their products as shifting preferences alter demand and markets. Paper and packaging companies must accommodate growing interest in paper-based alternatives to plastic, especially when it comes to paper-based consumer products. And companies of all stripes must embrace digital technologies to improve manufacturing, supply chains, and other processes.
BCG uses its deep knowledge of the forest product, paper, and packaging industries to establish the kind of long-term client partnerships that are needed to navigate the transformation journey. By combining sector know-how, business function expertise, global coverage, and digital capabilities, we can assist clients of all types, from a multinational forest product manufacturer launching a digital transformation to an independent pulp and paper mill converting to producing a different grade of paper.
BCG Solutions in the Forest Product, Paper, and Packaging Industry
In addition to our proprietary sector knowledge, BCG brings ready-to-use market models, toolkits, and databases to its work with forest product, paper, and packaging clients. Project work spans key functional topics, including:
- Digital transformation
- Operations, including people and organization
- Corporate development and strategy
- Manufacturing and process improvements, including predictive maintenance and smart-factory systems
- Sales planning
- Supply chain
- New business opportunities, including new ventures, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions