Case study

Newell Rubbermaid

Pan-European cost savings across multiple production facilities

A packaging change process was developed and agreed internally, whereby the product was packed in production, shipped to central stores, picked and shipped again, under agreed conditions. JRC then led a project team in identifying packaging cost savings, developing and implementing change. This covered materials, vendor consolidation and changes in distribution process efficiency.

Business Challenge

Rubbermaid had entered the European market with their range of products, brands and processes based on their successful US model. The European market place had, with the opening up of Eastern Europe, become significantly more complex. It also offered a wide range of low cost competitors. JRC were based at three European manufacturing sites, the challenge was drive out packaging and distribution costs and develop R&D procedures for use across the business.