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.


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"After undertaking a broad diagnostic, GRA identified some great opportunities for our business. The GRA team worked effectively with management to prioritise the key areas of focus in terms of inventory reduction, freight cost optimisation, distribution network structure and broader organisational processes such as S&OP."

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Typical results

  • 20-40% inventory investment reduction
  • increased service levels ranging up to 99.9%
  • 10%-15% reduction in supply chain operating costs
  • 5%-20% spend management savings
  • the ability to fund business initiatives from operating cash flow (OCF) improvements
  • improved return on capital employed (ROCE)
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