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Optimizing packaging and processing

SPBCo OPTIMIZES PACKAGING AND PROCESSES TO REDUCE UNIT COSTS BY 6%

Challenge:
A leading private label manufacturer of broad based dry grocery products, requested sustainable cost savings solutions through a comprehensive RFI/RFP process.

SPBCo Solution(s):
SPBCo’s Structural Design team, employing an ISO Contract Review pre-bid value-engineering SOP, examined all existing customer size & styles for optimal material and press layout specifications. It was determined that the customer could reduce caliper from .018 CRB to .016 CRB in a low risk manner, and that very minor changes to the ESE flaps would result in an improved press layout. The cumulative results – a 6% unit cost savings. Upon contract award, SPBCo developed a confirming trial protocol assisting the customer with increased savings for this growing product line.