Blog : Overall Line Efficiency for sustainable packaging lines

Overall Line Efficiency (OLE)

Manufacturers are under pressure to reduce waste across their entire packaging operation.

Here’s how it can be done. 

Overall line efficiency (OLE) is the holy grail of waste reduction and sustainability in complex packaging operations.

It’s a metric that is used to analyse the current performance of a production line in contrast to its optimal performance.  

Overall line efficiency offers waste reduction at every stage of the packaging process, including:

  • Energy and water consumption
  • Product and packaging waste 
  • Time waste

It reduces the cost of:

  • Overheads
  • Menial labour hours (so they can be spent on value-adding activities)
  • Labour in general

A packaging line that is fully optimised will also deliver:

  • Seamless production 
  • Fully automated lines with automated monitoring
  • Supply chain integration
  • Optimised logistics schedules
  • Durability and longevity of products during transit
  • Reduced risks: safety, human error and product recalls
  • Reduced risks to profit
  • Traceability, which brings increased interaction with stakeholders, including consumers.

Let us take a closer look at OLE and how it can be measured and achieved.

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