Packaging Audit problem to solve
A major pan-European industrial company wanted to evaluate their manufacturing sites from a packaging perspective. They believed that they could improve their businesses but had limited internal packaging resource or expertise and wanted an independent view from a professional organisation.
DS Smith Packaging Services Audit Solution
The sites were audited by a DS Smith Packaging Services cross functional team, supported by the customer's site personnel.
A detailed analysis was undertaken which identified all packaging specifications, not just corrugated boxes, across all their European sites.
Work Flows were plotted and the number of parts packed and highlighted against a Supply Chain matrix in order to easily study the project results and discuss our recommendations with the customer.
DS Smith Packaging Services Audit benefit for our customer
The audits were conducted across all Europe sites in a consistent format.
An independent written report with recommendations for potential improvements in;
- Process management improvement
- Procurement processes improved
- Packaging design and innovation