Case study


Helping Thorntons reduce costs with their packaging & storage capacity


The project was structured to run in support of a strategic development initiative (repositioning and re-defining core products). This cost savings element provided funding for the overall project. Our total fee was recovered against the savings accrued in this initiative.

Business Challenge

The project involved changes to packing process (output / changeovers), packing labour, pack formats, collation methods (cube) and pallet loading. All changes were developed and tested in conjunction with the internal team. Packaging component and commercial data was investigated to provide background information, in agreement with local management. Specifications of existing materials were systematically reviewed for change. Procedures for developing and testing alternative pack formats and materials were proposed and agreed.