Case study


Helping the world’s No.1 confectionery business to reduce packaging costs

JRC conducted a packaging survey to scope out the areas where major packaging cost savings could be achieved. Each survey was conducted over a six week period and proposals were put forward for implementation phases.

Business Challenge

The business was under pressure to save money because of the aquisition of Adams and procurement teams were keen to engage JRC to help reduce packaging costs in the US, Canada, Russia, Poland, UK, Ireland and Mexico. The challenge was to assess manufacturing plants across these countries to identify packaging value optimization opportunities, and then implement them. Areas of difficulty lay with data collection, analysis and validation across the Cadbury business whilst internal re-organization and re-structiring was taking place.