Case Study | June 19, 2012

A-Class Print Engines Improve Efficiency In Packaging Processes At The Cheese Warehouse

Source: Datamax - O'Neil
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Cheese is one of the oldest and most popular foods in the history of mankind and part of the everyday diet of cultures around the world. The foundations for present-day mass production were established in the 19th century. Research and technical developments by scientists such as Louis Pasteur led to the mechanisation of cheese making and consequently to the industrialisation of the cheese industry. Today over eight million tonnes of cheese are produced annually in the European Union (EU). With over two million tonnes per year, Germany is the largest cheese producer in the EU. Great Britain, which produces around 400,000 tonnes of cheese per year, also occupies a top position.

One of the leading suppliers of cheese in the UK is The Cheese Warehouse. The company from Whitchurch, near Birmingham, supplies a wide product range including grated cheese, diced cheese and block cheese as well as a wide variety of cheeses to food manufacturers, food retailers and the catering industry in Great Britain. The Cheese Warehouse invests continuously in process development in order to be a reliable partner for companies in the food industry, focussing constantly on the quality of its products, quick delivery processes and a good cost-benefit ratio.

Problem

Inefficient labelling processes result in lower productivity

Due to a stronger demand in recent years, order volumes have increased significantly at The Cheese Warehouse. The company therefore depends more than ever on quick and precise delivery processes to handle its orders efficiently and to satisfy its customers. One of the most important procedures is the fast and accurate labelling of boxes for dispatch so that no time or material is wasted due to incorrect labels being attached.

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