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Enhancing Production Efficiency at a Leading Food Manufacturer

Background

Since its inception in 1996, a prominent food manufacturing company based in Hillsboro, WI, and Chandler, AZ, has been dedicated to delivering competitive pricing, quality products, and exceptional service. With a commitment to continuous improvement, the company recognized the need to optimize its label production process which was essential to its operations.

Challenges

The manufacturer was using an array of HP ink-jet printers that, over time, had begun to falter in meeting the company’s growing demands. Two major issues plagued their production:

  1. Production Delays: Short-run in-house printing often faced significant delays, disrupting the overall efficiency of the production line.
  2. Waste Issues: The company’s reliance on external printing sources led to high levels of product waste, driven by the minimum quantity requirements of these outsourced partnerships.

These challenges not only increased operational costs but also hindered the company’s ability to respond swiftly to market demands.

Transformative Solutions

In response to these challenges, ProCopy, a Flex Technology Group company, stepped in with a tailored solution. Recognizing the need for a more efficient and flexible printing solution, ProCopy introduced a high-speed, in-house print device specifically designed to handle short-run jobs efficiently.

To ensure compatibility and performance, the manufacturer provided ProCopy with a sample of their label media for testing. After rigorous trials and positive results, the food manufacturer was convinced and decided to integrate the new system into their operations.

Results

The new in-house printing solution revolutionized how the manufacturer handled label production:

  • Increased Productivity: The high-speed capabilities of the new print device cut down production time dramatically, ensuring that labels were ready on time, every time.
  • Cost Reduction: Transitioning to in-house printing eliminated the need for minimum order quantities associated with outsourcing, significantly reducing waste and associated costs.
  • Streamlined Operations: By eliminating the external dependencies on print vendors and removing the outdated HP printers, the company gained full control over its printing needs.

Conclusion

The implementation of the high-speed print device by ProCopy provided the food manufacturer not only with a rapid return on investment but also with a robust solution that aligned perfectly with their commitment to quality and efficiency. This move not only fortified their market position but also turned them into a solid referral customer in the manufacturing space, showcasing the power of right-sized technology solutions in transforming business operations.

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