Sanitation Cost Reduction

Situation

A consumer branded food manufacturing organization was experiencing a significant rise in sanitation costs across all their manufacturing sites.

Problem

The organization needed to significantly reduce those costs without compromising sanitation effectiveness and food safety.

Solution

Though a thorough assessment of chemical use, application methods and base chemical costs, we determined that the operation was using far and away too many types of chemicals, chemicals that were not suited for the job, over using chemicals (concentrations) and as a result carrying too much inventory driving up cost. As an aside to this, facility and equipment damage was prevalent throughout each site.

Benefits

Through an organized effort, which include training, some re-tooling of tools, daily chemical use reporting against set metrics, best practice sharing, and the elimination of unnecessary chemicals we were able to reduce chemical costs by $700K in the first year, eliminate equipment damage, while preserving the integrity of their food safety and sanitation program.

For additional information, contact Scott Buchele at 909-747-8616 or seb@performanceenterprise.com.