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That all changed when Group O introduced the industry-leading SMART Audit® program. The SMART Audit is a comprehensive stretch film methodology that optimizes usage. It’s a proven down-gauging approach that drives cost savings and carbon footprint reductions. By synergistically calibrating equipment, packaging material and line protocol performance, the SMART Audit solves containment issues, improves loads and delivers substantial savings to you.
SMART Audit improves containment by delivering even containment throughout loads, not just at the top and bottom. It reduces failures and ensures your product makes it safely through your distribution channels.
SMART Audit also boasts a robust reporting tool that allows you to monitor and report on each production line. It provides real-time cost reduction reports that monitor usage and spending across your plant network. Most of our competitors are challenged to even come close!
Three years ago, PepsiCo was not satisfied with their stretch wrap process and engaged Group O to improve their plant operations. We rolled up our sleeves and got right to work.
We audited, analyzed and optimized their nationwide plant network, comprising over 400 facilities. Through gauge reduction, total wrap count reduction, and equipment calibration, upgrades and modifications, we reduced their cost of operations by approximately half a million dollars in the first year.
The environmental savings were significant. Our SMART Audit program reduced 223,251 lbs of resin usage which is equal to 364 barrels of oil and 156 metric tons of CO2 emissions. That’s 34 cars not being driven for a year. That’s sustainable; that’s SMART.
Group O provides our clients with hundreds of years of combined experience. We have the ability to supply a broad range of material applications.
As a full-service distributor, our focus is to help you justify & select a system that meets all of your strategic packaging requirements, while maximizing savings.
Group O provides an array of services from packaging equipment repair to complete packaging audits. Our data driven solutions give you confidence that you are buying the right service to fit your needs.