Storage problems were solved with just-in-time delivery
Bentsen has worked with this company for 23 years. So when the company found it needed more warehousing space, it was natural for us to try to find a solution together.
The right packaging, at the right time – every week
The solution we came up with is as simple as it is effective. We established extra stockrooms in vacant premises near the company. Here the company keeps all the packaging sizes it uses in its packaging plant. Each Friday, the employees work out which types of packaging will be needed in the upcoming week’s production. The packaging is then delivered to the plant on the following Monday. The system makes it easy to adjust stock levels as needed over the year.
Bentsen and a new type of corrugated cardboard made the packing line more efficient
The employees in this company weren’t satisfied with their 3 mm cardboard trays: the quality of the corrugated cardboard fluctuated, sometimes resulting in stoppages in the packing plant and problems achieving the desired efficiency.
From B-wave to S-wave
The company started a collaboration with Bentsen, which recommended switching from B-wave to S-wave corrugated cardboard. The S-wave design makes the cardboard stiffer because the waves have a denser structure, and the packing line now runs without problems. As an added bonus, the company now also gets better print quality on the trays.
Efficient stock management
This company has had problems with stock discrepancies in the past. Together, we found a way to ensure that the company can control its inventory. We deliver to the warehouse, where the company can pluck items out all week. On Fridays, the company calculates how many items have been taken out of the warehouse, after which invoices are prepared.
Bentsen manages the warehouse, and when stocks reach a defined minimum quantity, the parties agree on when new products should be delivered and in what quantities. The levels of the individual products numbers are continuously monitored along the way.
UN-approved boxes in small batches, at competitive prices
This company doesn’t need large quantities, but through our network we can deliver the required quantities at low prices. We provide lab-tested, UN-approved packaging, so the company avoids the hassle of tests and approvals.
New tray solution led to less manual work
This business used a tray with a very low edge (only 3 cm.). The low edge meant that the trays had to be hand-folded before being sent to the packing plant, making the production slow and expensive.
Bentsen developed a tray glued at four points which is perfectly suited to the packing plant. The new tray is more expensive than the old one, but because the company avoids all the manual work it did before, it saves money and time overall.
Savings of 17% – painlessly
All companies have an interest in optimising their operations. When this company was acquired by a competitor, it was seen as an opportunity to review all expenses and streamline. When it came to packaging, the requirement was savings of 17%.
The company had used an EB-wave design for their boxes for many years. This provided good stiffness and carrying capacity, so that many boxes could be stacked on a pallet. The new company wanted the same functionality, but with significant savings.
The same carrying capacity, but cheaper
Bentsen therefore developed an EC-wave product. It has a good stiffness and the thicker wave means that the packaging can carry more. The higher carrying capacity makes it possible to reduce the paper quality, so the packaging is cheaper but can carry the same number of kilos as before.