Your products somehow get inside their packaging. It happens every day. It has to. But there’s no time to work on the overall process, because your resources are focused on the day-to-day work of getting it done … there’s no time to work on HOW to get it done better, faster and cheaper.
New-Tech works in a variety of industries, which allows us to see the best practices in very different work flows. This sharpens us to look at your process with outside eyes, to see the things that you’re missing because you’re looking at them every day. We study packaging and evaluate at three key levels:
- How you get your product into its main package (primary packaging)
- How to get the primary package into its ancillary packaging, including inner cartons, promotional displays, customization for retail, etc. (secondary packaging)
- How you get into the final package into the shipping box or onto the pallet for its journey to your customer (tertiary packaging).
Each of these levels has its own process and workflow. We evaluate the facility and associated lines, looking to make things more efficient through organization, automation and design. We look at the people and help you evaluate whether to make a manual process more efficient OR to automate it entirely. At each level we analyze both the package and the process workflow.
How one New-Tech customer found a 35% boost in productivity as a direct result of improved work station organization.
PACKAGING EFFICIENCY VS PACKAGING AUTOMATION
Some processes are manual and inefficient. It’s important to determine whether the manual process is necessary, and if so, can it be made more efficient. Or, can the manual process be automated, eliminating manpower costs and improving throughput.
If you need one label on a package, you probably don’t need a machine to apply it. If you’ve got a dozen labels on a package, then it probably makes sense to evaluate the process and to explore the best way to accomplish the task. Finding the right balance of efficiency and automation is important to minimize expense while maximizing throughput.
Each industry has unique requirements for packaging workflow. Some of the industries that we work with on a regular basis include:
- Medical Device
- CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
LET US IMPROVE YOUR PACKAGING WORKFLOW
The layout and process of your packaging lines, at each level, greatly impacts your workflow efficiency and resulting packaging costs. New-Tech has a professional team of workflow/automation specialists who are skilled in real-world, practical layout and design. We will evaluate your processes and line layout, as well as the current and future capacity, required productivity and line speeds. How your packaging lines are laid out and the ability to automate will impact the throughput and resulting overall productivity of your facility. An improved line layout and automation can cut costs in all of these areas.
New-Tech works with machinery manufacturers, service technicians and packaging professionals to ensure efficient, automated performance. We help customers automate their packaging processes to reduce labor costs, which can typically be justified within one year.
LET US SHOW YOU A BETTER WAY.
You’re already packaging your products. You just need to package them better, faster, and cheaper. That’s where New-Tech excels.
Get in touch and allow us to do a packaging analysis in your facility. Our packaging audit process will uncover significant savings and helps to deliver your Better, Faster, Cheaper.