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Nampak Packaging

Planning and scheduling solution to enable data driven decision making
Client Nampak Packaging
Expertise Solutions, Advisory, Supply chain planning & visibility, Optimization
Markets Industry

For Nampak’s glass division in South Africa, Districon developed a unique planning solution. The challenge and complexity for Nampak Glass is the huge amount of different bottles to be produced and the variety of their characteristics, like size and colour. From a current situation with basic spreadsheet planning and limited computational support, a more visual and mathematically supported AIMMS model has been implemented within six months.

The solution includes strategic optimization of colour campaigns up to two years in advance. The operational planning decisions are no longer fuelled by sentiments. Decisions are data driven. Activity based costing was used to introduce the max profit scenario as default scenario. Four other scenarios are available. The user is also able to change settings to run new scenarios. Scenarios can be compared on several KPIs to determine the preferred one. With a return on investment of four months, our solution turned out to be a solid investment.

“Districon was instrumental in fast tracking and delivering the software solution to Nampak.  We have taken a massive step forward, created much needed stability and visibility, but more importantly, exceeding customer expectations, what a journey”, says Pieter van den Berg, Managing Director of Nampak Glass.