International Paper

Improved Cycle Time Case Study

Business Objectives

  • Consolidate all facilities into single, state-of-the-art global Distribution Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Grow revenue 3.5 times through 2011
  • Support growth with the current manning infrastructure
  • Reduce labor cost per carton by 15% in Year 1, 20% in Year, and 10% in Year 3
  • Improve cycle counting accuracy



“State-of-the-Art” Educational Materials Distribution Center

International Paper is the largest North American converter of paperboard for beverage packaging and a major supplier of beverage packing equipment. International Paper continues to lead the industry in innovative and proprietary developments.

International Paper System Illustration

Key Technologies


See the results

Cycle count accuracy levels were improved

Throughput measurements during peak periods exceeded more than 30+ cartons / minute

Each the Accusort Scanners can sort 159 units per minute and can generate up to 30 cases of finished product per minute

International Paper is on track to meet revenue and growth goals, as well as reduce labor costs


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