Lindum were asked to explore ways to reduce the costs of waste charges for transit packaging, re-charged to Halewood by their retailer customers.
In addition, we were asked to look at pallet stability and downtime and to suggest how these could be improved.
Existing cardboard layer pads were held in a magazine which needed to be replaced every 30 minutes. Replacement with four PAL-Cut automatic sheet dispensers and Caregrip™ anti-slip paper had a significant effect. Our new anti-slip paper was specially developed for the drinks industry to improve pallet stability:
“It was not necessary to make a full business calculation of the pay-back period. The ‘offsite’ waste reduction of 66% alone convinced the senior management …
Thanks to the Caregrip™ anti-slip paper, the stacked products remain on the pallet and the downtime is reduced. In fact, there have been no stoppages caused by dropped products since the shift to PAL-Cut and Caregrip™ sheets.
A welcome side-effect is the near elimination of fork-lift trucks in the packaging zone and that has been a wish for many years.”
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