Consumer Products

Make manufacturing operations a source of competitive and financial advantage instead of a headache.
Rapid-fire changes in consumer preferences, tighter margins, high materials costs, and production complexity pressure CPG and consumer brands. Supply chain concerns and widespread skills gaps intensify the pressure for today's consumer products manufacturer.

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Trusted by:

Aurora Organic Dairy
Bush Brothers & Company
Casa Sauza S de RL de CV
Del Monte
Lakeside Foods
Ocean Spray
Rhodes Bake-N-Serv®
SaSo Pepper Co.
Toshiba America Business Solutions
Wawona Packing Co.
The Wonderful Company

Toward Zero helps you focus on business performance in manufacturing and making processes sustainable, no mater what today’s situation is.

Consumer products companies face constant disruption, yet never has there been a better time to apply modern techniques to achieve greater speed and agility to beat the competition. Every organization focused on growth in today’s hyper-competitive environment must consider digital technology to achieve new business value. Toward Zero helps you connect innovative technologies with integrated business solutions to create an intelligent enterprise capable of winning today and every day into the future.

It doesn't matter if you're producing household cleaners, beauty products, or pet foods, as a consumer products company you're managing extremely complex and competing priorities and pressures:

  • Ensure your processes and products are consistent, no matter where they're made
  • Get safe, high-quality products to market quickly at an affordable price for consumers
  • Address and ease complexity in production and business processes
  • Use continuous improvement on the line and in business processes to achieve operational efficiency
  • Reduce waste in production and processes
  • Reduce downtime, increase OEE, and achieve optimal production scheduling
  • Achieve regulatory compliance and avoid product recalls
  • Shorten product lifecycle and time-to-market
  • Juggle complex operations along with product variations, multiple ingredients, co-packaging, and private labeling
  • Help your skilled labor to focus on production, not technology
  • Make data and analytics intuitive and accessible to all the right people when they need it most




Del Monte’s goal wasn’t “new technology” … it just wanted to make the technology it already bought deliver results. It got something more: exponential performance gains.


Del Monte is one of the largest producers and distributors of branded canned food products in the U.S. The company looked to Toward Zero to examine business goals, financial metrics, technology infrastructure, manufacturing capability, and alignment. The result was a comprehensive cost savings plan by making changes to existing process and adjustments to technologies the company had already invested in. Using established industry guidelines such as ISA-95 combined with a proven methodology, Toward Zero identified areas to reduce waste for $1,030,000 in short-term cost savings, a clear path to efficiency and manufacturing operations profitability, and a plan for long-term growth across the plant network. Del Monte achieved 50-300% ROI on recommendations and improvements.




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