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Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers Achieve Exceptional Productivity Gains in 2023

Updated: Apr 12

The company achieved a 7.8% efficiency improvement in the first 3 quarters of the year, resulting in an additional 446,617 cases, all while reducing production hours by 1,308, contributing to a significant economic benefit.

Fueling Puerto Rico's Thirst

Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers (CCPRB) is the leading manufacturer, bottler, and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in Puerto Rico.

The Company has promoted the manufacturing footprint in Puerto Rico, through vertical integration, by sourcing locally its plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other raw materials from affiliates.

Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers conducts its business through direct selling & distribution to supermarkets, wholesalers, clubs, convenience stores, bars, and restaurants. The Company also owns and manages the largest vending operation on the island.

Coping with Challenges

In 2022, the year posed significant challenges for the company. Productivity lagged the growing demand, resulting in a noticeable uptick in out-of-stock instances.

Throughout this period, the company faced operational hurdles driven by macroeconomic factors, encompassing disruptions in the supply chain, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects of inflation.

Additionally, the difficulties in hiring were compounded, leading to critical vacancies in the manufacturing department and an increased workload.

A Strategic Imperative for Industry Leadership

Recognizing the critical juncture at hand, it became evident that an urgent need for productivity enhancement was paramount.

To maintain and strengthen its position as a leader in the industry, the company understood that addressing these productivity gaps was not just a priority but a strategic imperative.

Driving Productivity with INVENTIO

In response to the evolving circumstances, the company introduced INVENTIO, a Manufacturing Analytics Software that cultivates a data-driven culture.

With INVENTIO, the manufacturing team established standardized processes to identify, prioritize, and efficiently allocate resources, ultimately minimizing downtime.

This integration of peopleprocesses, and technology served as a catalyst for enhancing efficiency and productivity, resulting in significant economic benefits, while also contributing to an improved work-life balance for employees.

What our customer says

"INVENTIO helps us identify areas for improvement through data analytics, enabling the implementation of targeted strategies to enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and optimize our processes.

With this system in place, we are equipped to monitor downtimes, identify inefficiencies, and respond promptly to any deviations. I want to express my appreciation to the Ars Combinatoria team for their contribution to this implementation.

Their dedication and expertise have facilitated a smooth transition, and I am confident that INVENTIO will remain a cornerstone in our pursuit of operational excellence."

José E. Lefebre

Production Manager

Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers


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