Miralax Pallet Display

The Packaging Challenge

New-Tech’s team participated with one of our large customers in a Kaizen event focused on eliminating waste in the supply chain.

 

The New-Tech Solution

Over a three-month period, the New-Tech team uncovered ways to reduce waste in two major areas :

  • Two layers of temporary packaging that were being thrown away were eliminated to cut costs and waste.
  • One complete round trip, where packages were loaded and unloaded at each facility, also was eliminated for efficiency and environmental benefits

 

The Customer Results

Besides the waste that was eliminated, we increased the throughput time and shortened lead times, allowing this customer to be more responsive to the retail market.

These efforts saved the customer 13.4%, representing over $1 million worth of savings annually.