Neat & Trim: Amcor Case Study

Authored by Nicole Holyer

Supply Chain Review published an article about GRA client Amcor.

Below is an extract from the article:

Packaging giant Amcor Australasia's Paper & Recycling Group is part-way through a supply chain reinvention that will see its manufacturing base consolidated to a single site in Sydney.

The Group's General Manager of Supply Chain, Greg Williamson, says the $500-million investment will feature a new paper mill, additional warehousing space and a 24-7 flexible loading operation. Existing sites will be closed as part of the consolidation...

...The group worked with supply chain consultants GRA to review and design a new facility on its existing premises at Botany, and to overhaul the supply network.

"GRA did a fantastic job in analysing our future stock needs and proposing a warehouse solution," said Greg Williamson, Group's General Manager of Supply Chain.


The full and original article as published in Supply Chain Review is available as a download below.

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