In last month’s blog post (January 12), we highlighted the reasons to use a single-source packaging supplier mentioning that Pak West is one and offers help with primary packaging, secondary packaging, packaging equipment and production line systems as well as warehousing, inventory, and logistics.
Today, we look at the service of turnkey solutions that most single-source suppliers offer. Pak West, in conjunction with sister division Pacific Conveyor Systems, offers turnkey solutions with project management, throughput process improvement engineering as well as custom equipment engineering, designing, and manufacturing.
Turnkey solutions are a growing trend in the food industry and selecting a provider for packaging and processing needs is convenient and efficient. Find a single-source supplier that can deliver the right technology and services needed to optimally build the entire production line, because it involves more than just design, installation, and testing.
A turnkey solutions provider offers products and services before, during, and after installation, taking full responsibility for the entire project from start to finish. These solutions include project management, controls and integration, and training.
Project Management Capabilities – Ensure projects on time, on budget, disrupt little to business.
Controls and Integration Technology – Turnkey providers offer a range of control systems for increasing automation from controlling energy costs, product quality and process inefficiencies to ensuring seamless integration.
Training – A fully trained production line staff is essential.
To stay competitive, food manufacturers are adapting their production to the latest consumer trends creating the need for expert turnkey solutions providers.
Summarized from “Project Management, Controls & Integration, Training: 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Turnkey Solutions Provider” by Michael Green of tna.