Case Studies

Achieving Precision in Cookie Packaging

Discover how Mom’s Best Cookies reduced costs and improved operations with PLAN IT Packaging’s ELITEWEIGH™ weigher and ROTOBAGGER™ system.

Key Takeaways

  • 96% SQF for Food Safety and Quality
  • Kosher Facility Certification
  • Improved throughput from 20 to 40
Region

Ontario

Industry

Baked Goods

Products

Hard-baked biscotti, Taralli, Cookie Chips

INDUSTRIES

Baked Goods

SOLUTIONS

Pre-made Pouch Bagging Machines, Packaging Machines, Filling Solutions, Multi-Head Scale

Time to read: 3 min

Challenge

Mom’s Best Cookies, like many cookie processors, struggled with handling damage during the packaging process. This issue not only affected the appearance and integrity of their products but also led to increased waste and operational costs. To maintain their commitment to delivering high-quality cookies to their customers, it was crucial for Mom’s Best to find a solution that would minimize damage while streamlining their packaging operations.

Solution

PLAN IT Packaging stepped in to address these challenges with their state-of-the-art ELITEWEIGH™ weigher and ROTOBAGGER™ bagging system. The solution included:

Advanced Weighing Technology: The ELITEWEIGH™ weigher offered precise, high-speed weighing that ensured consistent product weight, reducing the likelihood of over or under-filled packages.

Gentle Handling Mechanisms: To minimize damage, the ROTOBAGGER™ bagging system featured gentle handling mechanisms that carefully transported cookies from the production line to the packaging stage.

Automated Bagging: The ROTOBAGGER™ system streamlined the process, significantly reducing the need for manual handling and the associated risks of product damage.

“We’ve slashed labour costs with this turnkey scales/bagging line”

Robert Cappola, President of Mom’s Best Gourmet Foods

Implementation

The implementation process was smooth and efficient. PLAN IT Packaging worked closely with the team at Mom’s Best Cookies to customize the solution to their specific needs. This collaborative approach ensured that the new system seamlessly integrated with their existing production line, minimizing downtime and disruption.

Results

The results of deploying the new scales and bagging line were impressive:

  • Reduced Handling Damage: The gentle handling mechanisms and precise weighing technology significantly reduced the occurrence of damaged cookies.
  • Improved Efficiency: Automation streamlined the packaging process, resulting in a 20% increase in production speed and a 15% reduction in labor costs.
  • Enhanced Product Quality: With less damage, Mom’s Best Cookies were able to maintain their high standards of quality, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
  • Increased Throughput: The new system allowed Mom’s Best Cookies to process up to 60 bags per minute, doubling their previous output.

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