A major candy manufacturer needed to find a cost effective, scalable way to package seasonal variety product. The project required producing various size packs, involving six flavors, single and multi flavor packs. The customer needed a packaging process that provided a quick response to retailer specific promotions in a differential price point package.
Design and build automated packing line adapting existing packaging equipment to deliver a flexible JIT (just in time) production process capable of react quickly to customer demands. The process eliminates subassemblies and custom tooling changes that would add cost and delays.
The JIT production process satisfies retailer’s quick response promotion requirements, and the flexible set up process, with no required custom tooling, results in an efficient and cost effective solution. Because of the quick and inexpensive set up process the retailer now has the ability to provide price point products and a quicker response to market demands.