We have a decision, now you need to complete the packaging project as soon as possible, timing is a challenge, we cannot delay delivery to the market. “
I have encountered this situation many times in my career. The long decision-making process, short period for implementation, time and market pressure … Add to this a lot of nuances, ambiguities, lack of data and … the project “stands” …
There is no knowledge of what actually should be provided, what technology. The struggle with time begins, the nervous search for answers to very basic questions, tasks overlap with other projects … During over 20 years of work, I have completed and implemented hundreds of projects- on all levels of multinational organizations.
Packaging – including new constructions, materials and suppliers. Mars bar packaging, Snickers, the first inside sticker in Poland for Milky Way, manual and machine folding packaging (SRP) as well as rigid plastic (i.e. bottles). I developed the SRP project for the Colgate factory in Brazil, implemented new laminates for the production of tubes as well as plastic components. An important part of my packaging experience are promotional solutions, where the number of projects carried out simultaneously increases the pressure for quick delivery.
I managed large projects covering a full spectrum of issues – from confirming production capacity in a new location, through financial aspects (in millions of EUR), investments and implementation of production in a new location.
Sourcing and investment projects including the relocation of production between defined factories. These types of tasks require the creation and close cooperation of the entire project team. My experience includes consolidating most of Europe’s toothpaste production in one location, relocation of mouthwash production, starting production of a defined portfolio through external manufacturing (contract manufacturing).
Quality improvement projects – in every production plant with the best described and defined process of cooperation with suppliers there are situations when you need to take decisive actions to improve or correct the quality of materials. Depending on what steps are taken, we can expect specific effects. Every day I used to deal with information so typical for the production processes -”It is the packaging’s fault” the packaging is to blame” and “this is all a machine problem” …
Both statements add little and certainly do not eliminate the problem. Thanks to my experience and packaging knowledge, I am able to help to quickly identify the source of the problem and define preventive actions for the future.
My 20 years of experience include:
- Hundreds of completed packaging projects.
- Dozens of technologies in supported production plants.
- Production relocations to and from Europe, implementation of contract manufacturing.
- Multi-million-euro investment.
- Cooperation with numerous suppliers and copackers.
This experience is also a guarantee that you entrust your project with safe hands.