JKT Packaging Solutions

Local Problems, Global Solutions

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About Us

JKT Packaging Solutions offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues when it comes to packaging. The JKT core team features combined packaging and sourcing experience of 100+ years.  The team has collectively manufactured, managed, sold, or sourced well more than $1B worth of packaging.  Other firms simply don’t offer this level of experience.


Want to experience the expertise of JKT Packaging Solutions for yourself? Contact us today and let’s discuss what we can do for you.

 

JKT Packaging Solutions Services

Discover Our Expertise

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Sourcing

Packaging As You Need It

With our unrivaled industry and technical expertise, JKT is on the cutting edge when it comes to the sourcing of packaging materials. Whether it's corrugated boxes,
folding cartons, flexibles or rigid containers, with our industry leading procurement expertise and propriety
estimating tools we will deliver and sustain superior results

Design

Packaging To Fit Your Needs

Packaging is frequently "overspec'd."  Opportunities exist to re-engineer weight/raw material used to match more closely with actual performance requirements, thereby eliminating material and reducing costs. Whether structural or graphic in nature, our team has the expertise to fit your packaging to your needs

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Engineering Support

Expert Guidance

  • In the last 18 months we have been able to save our clients the following percentages per category: ​

    • Corrugated Boxes - 16% - 21%​

    • Poly Bags - 12% - 18%

    • Folding Cartons - 13% - 21%

    • Multi Wall Paper Bags - 8% -17%

    • Bulk Bags - 13% - 19%

 

Our Projects

Outstanding Results

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Project 1

A leading global packaging manufacturer with $55M+ of corrugated spend across 90+ locations had inconsistent sourcing processes, supplier proliferation (90+ suppliers), SKU proliferation (2,500+), and above market pricing.  They engaged JKT’s core team to bring the situation under control by developing and implementing a corrugated Spend Optimization program

Project 2

Leading PE owned commercial and residential cleaning products company
Client needed savings and asked out team to evaluate four core packaging categories to identify opportunities
•Conducted a should cost evaluation on Point of Purchase displays
•Conducted a technical analysis of corrugated
•Determined that supplier was charging for heavier box grades than they were supplying
•Rand a focused, direct source effort to capture savings
•Captured 32.7% on Point of Purchase
•Captured 9.4% savings on corrugated

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Our Projects

Outstanding Results

Project 3

A Mid-market PE firm acquired a leading US producer of specialty frozen confectionaries that has a commanding share in the Hispanic marketplace.  There were price, performance, appearance, and other improvement opportunities because packaging was left unaddressed by previous ownership. JKT was engaged and deployed its Direct Source approach to capture near term savings and enable longer term packaging redesign opportunities with incremental savings

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Project 4

The incumbent vendor had supplied the client for more than 12 years.  JKT studied the specifications and volumes and concluded that there was a significant cost reduction opportunity available by taking the spend to the market.   The client purchased fanfold sheets, which is a corrugated sheet that requires special manufacturing / finishing, and therefore has a limited, geographically dispersed supply base.  JKT used its technical, manufacturing, and commercial expertise to create and execute a highly effective bid process

Please get in touch to discuss how our talented team can help you achieve results that matter.

 

The Team

Behind the Scenes

James Jones MBA

President

James is a packaging executive with 20 years in the corrugated industry and 15+ years of general operations management experience. Prior to his consulting career, he was President of Texcorr (a Texas-based 80k ton/year corrugated sheet manufacturer) until 2014. Prior to Texcorr, James was a team lead for Smurfit-Stone’s Operational Excellence Team. He leads the firm and manages supplier discovery, pricing and negotiations efforts

 Mark Oser MBA

Sr Sourcing Lead

Mark is a 25- year veteran of the procurement world. He has achieved partner level and led the sourcing practice at a top tier consultancy and has been a senior procurement practitioner at firms like Alvarez & Marsal, Deloitte, and Accenture. Over the past seven years, he has led more than 12 packaging sourcing programs that produced $30M in aggregate savings. Mark leads the sourcing and project delivery efforts

Dr. Steve Bitler

Food Science Packaging Lead

Dr. Bitler earned his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Southern California studying the catalysts used to produce polyethylene and polypropylene followed by post-doctoral study at UCSB on electrically conducting polymers. At Landec for over 30 years, Dr. Bitler developed new polymers and materials in a broad range of fields including food (modified atmosphere packaging of fresh produce extending shelf-life and compensating for temperature excursions), agriculture, personal care, latent thermoset catalysts, adhesives and coatings. He leads our flexible packaging design and manufacturing efforts

 

The Team

Chris Benner

Senior Packaging Engineer

Chris brings 23 years of expertise across multiple materials and packaging process including corrugated, paperboard, FIBC, flexible packaging, and foams.  His extensive experience covers the food processing, pharma, manufacturing, mining, and automotive industries.  Chris earned a degree in packaging engineering from Michigan State University and has spent his career solving exceptionally complex packaging challenges

Peter van Eijndhoven

Senior Design Engineer

Peter is a 30+ year veteran of the packaging industry with the leading corrugated manufacturer in Europe. His groundbreaking work in the areas of corrugated board design, packaging strength improvement, manufacturing, and packaging machine development has produced 12 patents. Peter leads the Box Weight Optimization (BWO) efforts

Enrique Mendez

International Sales Lead

Enrique has spent the past 20 years in packaging sales, brokerage, and business development.  He is an expert in the Mexican corrugated and folding carton marketplace and has extensive knowledge of local, regional, and national suppliers and their capabilities. During his career, Enrique has bought and sold more than $100M of packaging in Mexico and the US. Enrique leads our commercial efforts in Mexico.

 

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320 Decker Drive, Suite 100
Irving, Texas 75062

 

320 Decker Drive, Suite 100
Irving, Texas 75062

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