Tetra Pak Plant Secure provides factory wide opportunity analysis, identifying improvements areas, and quantifies financial benefit. Companies have been launching cost-cutting programmes, from the global brands, to the regional brands, to the local market brands, which is often …
Tetra Pak has launched a new plant management service designed to implement profitability strategies to for customers.
Tetra Pak Plant Secure provides factory wide opportunity analysis, identifying improvements areas, and quantifies financial benefit.
Companies have been launching cost-cutting programmes, from the global brands, to the regional brands, to the local market brands, which is often procurement led.
Tetra Pak said that while this can improve profitability in the short term, often that discount from suppliers goes all the way to the retailers eventually.
The new service starts with a detailed audit of all the equipment and systems across the customer’s value chain.
This analysis, combined with Tetra Pak’s knowledge of the industry and benchmark data on food manufacturing, enables its specialists to identify opportunities and implement improvements across the customer’s entire operation.
A Tetra Pak spokesperson told Packaging News: “Plant Secure is about optimising and reducing material waste and time. Tetra Pak Plant Secure helps Boost customer profitability – sustainable business improvement – where we actually deliver direct financial impact that can be measured from the accounting system of the food and beverage manufacturer; it is about making sure that the operational optimisation that u implement actually has an impact and an effect on the annual expenses.”
Dennis Jönsson, president and chief executive of Tetra Pak Group, said: “Our investment in Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and data velocity has enabled us to better-support our customers in the digital era. Tetra Pak Plant Secure is a great example of how we use new technology to broaden our perspective and deliver bottom-line benefits for our customers.”
Pilot projects have been carried out in the Americas and in Europe, delivering results that are above customer expectations. For example, an Americas-based dairy producer reduced operational costs by more than 10% in the first year of implementation, and the project continues to deliver further savings.
Tetra Pak Plant Secure is being rolled out to all food and beverage companies around the world.