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Case Study – Homewares Pty Ltd

Operating for over 25 years, Homewares is an industry leading wholesaler of outdoor furnishings and hardware. Their head office and warehouse is based in Melbourne and national distribution is arranged from this location. With a commitment to ‘Innovation, Service and Value’, it is important everything they do is the most efficient and effective method. That’s why they needed the ‘Perfect Pallet Wrapping Solution’

Increase stretch wrap yield to 400%


Annual Stretch Wrap Cost Saving

Save the environment

Stretch Wrap Usage Reduction

The Problem

Homewares was using 630 grams of stretch wrap to wrap each pallet. This is equivalent to over 6000kg of stretch wrap per year. Being a significant operational cost which was continuing to rise, procurement managers spend a lot of time trying to source cheaper stretch wrap to save money were ever possible.

Key Problems:

  1. 630 grams of stretch wrap used to wrap each pallet
  2. 6000kg of stretch wrap used per year
  3. Stretch wrap would break on sharp edges
  4. Pallet wrapping costs were high and increasing

The Challenge

Homewares were severely over stretch wrapping their pallets.

When Omni approached them, significant stretch wrap savings were obvious. The challenge was to achieve maximum savings, they needed a new pallet wrapping machine. With pallet wrapping expenses already too high, this extra capital expenditure wasn’t allowed for

In developing a solution for Homewares, it was important to ensure that while reducing their stretch wrap usage, optimum load containment was achieved. The pallets Homewares wrap are ‘C’ type loads with very sharp protrusions causing stretch wrap breakages and wrapping downtime. While reducing the pallet wrap thickness and increasing stretch yield, it was important that stretch wrap breakages didn’t occur.

Previous Pallet Wrapping Method

Stretch Wrap Usage = 6,048kg (Per Year)

The Results

The 15um Euro Stretch Wrap on an Omni Base Pallet Wrapper can stretch to over 350%. This means 2000m roll of stretch film can be increased to over 9000m in length. The grams of stretch wrap required to effectively secure the pallet load was reduced by 77.6%; from 630 grams to just 141 grams.
Pallet Wrapping Solution Summary
Stretch Wrap Usage = 34,440kg(Per Year)
  • Omni Base Pallet Wrapper with Power Pre-stretch and Auto cut-off
  • Award winning Euro Stretch Wrap
  • Stretch wrap usage reduced 77.6% – from 630gm to 141gm
  • Stretch wrap cost reduced by $13660/year
  • Pallet Wrapping paid for itself in 1 year through stretch wrap cost reduction
  • Puncture force of stretch wrap increased 55%

The Challenge

The implementation of the Omni Pallet Wrapping Solution provides astounding financial and environmental benefits for Homeware Pty Ltd. A 77.6% stretch wrap reduction is equivalent to over 4,694 kg of stretch wrap per year. This volume of stretch wrap would fill 24 skip bins every year. By increasing their stretch wrapping efficiency Homewares save over $13,660 per year. Through this saving in stretch wrap usage, the pallet wrapper Homewares purchased paid for itself within the first year.

Not only did they significantly reduce pallet wrapping costs and carbon footprint, they increased their warehouse efficiency. One roll of Omni Stretch Wrap wraps 97.9 pallets compared to the previous stretch film which wrapped 17.5 pallets per roll. Less roll changes and stretch wrap breakages means less pallet wrapping downtime.

“Omni Group’s philosophy is to exceed our clients’ expectations and to do more than they ask or think. Giving you what you want is our priority but exceeding what you even thought is our goal.”

Total Stretch Wrap Savings Per Year

Cost Saving on Stretch Wrap

Stretch Wrap Usage Reduction
4694kg = 77.6%

Stretch Wrap Usage Reduction =
24 Skips Bins

Pallet Wrapper paid for itself within
1 Year