Paper and Packaging

Creating highly efficient operating environments in this specialised manufacturing sector is critical to business success – and even survival. We work with paper and packaging businesses in the UK, Europe and North America to get the most out of their existing operations and supply chains, improve operational performance and drive margins.

For many of our multinational clients, our work begins with an operational strategy review to ensure current plans align with business strategy. From there, a number of areas of improvement – both tactical and longer term – will be identified.

Working alongside professional and experienced client teams, we identify issues and opportunities for improvement within paper machines, converting and finishing processes, printing, laminating, and coating operations, as well as in the end-to-end supply chain. We rapidly implement practical solutions that substantially reduce downtime, reduce cost, minimise wastage and increase productivity.

Some of our achievements in this sector include:

    • Increasing OEE by between 8% and 31% for nine projects on paper machines
    • Improving labour efficiency by between 23% and 100% for eight projects on converting lines
    • 43% increased throughput on a laminating line
    • 8% reduction in variable cost on a boxboard line