Challenge/Solution Case Study: Increasing Production at a Plastic Tube Manufacturer

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EFI Group’s client manufactures plastic tubes for food products, toiletries and cosmetics. The tubes are produced in over 100 different size and shape configurations, and the process involves an injection molding step and a printing step.

Prior to working with us, our client manufactured blank tubes first and then stored them in inventory. Later, when printing plates and inks were available, the tubes were taken from inventory, printed and re-inventoried.

After careful analysis of our client’s current configuration, as well as in-depth discussions regarding their business strategy and growth goals, we realized that separate manufacturing activities were not only complicating planning processes, but also wasting valuable production and warehouse space that could potentially be used to produce additional units of their highest-profit product lines.