Co-packers fill a pivotal role in the food and beverage industry, offering solutions to manufacturers who prefer to outsource the packaging of finished goods. They are an attractive option for companies that choose to focus on the development of their product while avoiding the costs associated with the labor, capital goods, and assets needed for packaging. However, this poses unique challenges for co-packers.

Co-packing services operate in an extremely competitive market that requires specialized packaging and labeling capabilities. Having the expertise to customize product configurations for big-box retailers while flexing to accommodate limited production runs for holiday packaging, special edition products, etc. requires significant agility and flexibility.

The Vorne XL Productivity Appliance is very popular with co-packers because of its quick installation that requires virtually no changes to existing processes, integrated plant floor scoreboard to help operators meet or exceed their targets (including real-time tracking of changeover times), and broad capabilities to identify opportunities to cut costs and eliminate waste.

Other benefits of XL that customers love include no software to install, no servers to maintain, no recurring fees, and no contracts. Instead you get unlimited users, free technical support, a 3-year warranty, and free software updates. All in an inexpensive, off-the-shelf product.

Co-Packing facility.

Driving Improvement for Co-Packing

Our co-packing customers strive to package goods more efficiently, with fast customer response times, frequent changeovers, and many product variants. It is critical to be able to optimize the process while maintaining the product quality that their customers require.

The Vorne XL Productivity Appliance empowers co-packing manufacturers to monitor their processes in real time, improve throughput, and maximize efficiency, all while preserving the integrity of their products. XL drops onto your existing process, making it a quick and easy solution that requires little to no changes on the line. This is a unique and critical advantage of Vorne XL.

Screen capture of an email report sent to a co-packing team member through Vorne XL.

Key Benefits for Co-Packing

Vorne XL is completely agnostic to the type of equipment in your manufacturing process. This is a huge advantage as you can easily apply XL to any process and get the same consistent deep wealth of information. XL includes I/O to integrate with your process, a scoreboard for your operators, and built-in reporting for your managers. Even better, it easily and incrementally scales from machine to enterprise.

Monitor vertical and horizontal form, filling and sealing lines, bottling or canning lines, re-packing or boxing lines, individual or multi-wrap packaging lines, and other equipment with one solution, quickly seeing benefits such as:

  1. 1
    Teams and Labor Data Gain insight into labor efficiencies by comparing earned labor to total labor. Understand how various team sizes impact downtime or OEE.
  2. 2
    Clear Goals and Objectives Keep your team on the same page with real-time target or goal counts. Reference line speeds in current or average PPM/PPH to ensure the line is maintaining rate.
  3. 3
    Fully Contained System Many co-packers are co-located with their customer. Having a complete production monitoring system embedded in the XL device enables you to access the data you need without impacting your customer’s infrastructure.
  4. 4
    Accurate, Automated Counts and Job Info Since you handle inventory you don’t own, the ability to maintain accurate real-time and historical production counts tied to jobs and part runs means you know exactly what was produced and when.
  5. 5
    Automated End of Shift Emails Keep your team and clients informed with automated production email reports generated at the interval that works best for you.

You're In Excellent Company

Vorne XL customers span across 45+ countries and are in virtually every industry - including many in co-packing. Take a look at a sampling of co-packers that have unlocked the benefits of XL to obtain accurate and actionable data, critical insights, and a foundation for their continuous improvement programs.

Learn More About Vorne XL

We would be happy to show you XL, deep dive into your challenges and your processes, and answer any questions you may have. We also offer free 90-day trials. In fact, we have completed thousands of successful XL trials. Did you know that 91.9% of companies that try XL buy XL?

Metrics, Dimensions, and Dashboards

Vorne XL provides you with an incredible data foundation and an outstanding suite of reporting tools to effectively drive your continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and digital transformation initiatives. With XL you get immediate access to over 100 highly accurate and actionable metrics and 20 data dimensions - in real time and for deep retrospective analysis through historical reporting. There are dozens of built-in reports, and you can easily create your own reporting dashboards.


Vorne XL User Success Stories

XL helps manufacturers in almost every industry improve their process productivity. You will love our free support, free software updates, 3-year warranty, transparent pricing, fast implementation, and of course, the wealth of product features. That is why we have so many customers that share their success stories.

Co-Packing Specialties

Our XL Productivity Appliance, with its fully integrated OEE reporting system, works well across an extremely broad range of co-packing industry specialties. Here are some of the more common specialty areas where XL is used:

  • Bag-in-Box Packaging
  • Blending and Mixing
  • Cartoning and Case Packing
  • Filling and Packaging
  • Labeling and Printing
  • Line Changeover and Setup
  • Multi-pack Assembly
  • Palletizing and Depalletizing
  • Portioning and Weighing
  • Product Sampling and Promotions
  • Quality Control and Inspection
  • Repackaging and Relabeling
  • Sealing and Capping
  • Strapping and Banding
  • Stretch and Shrink Wrapping
  • Tray Forming and Loading
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