Making the switch to receiving ingredients in bulk bags
Receiving ingredients in bulk bags rather than small bags can improve your plant's bottom line. This article gives practical, step-by-step advice on how your plant can make the switch. Sections cover exploring bulk bag handling; planning to convert your plant to handling bulk bags; meeting to establish the bulk bag spec, filled bag quality, bag rejection procedure, and whether the bags can be reused; as well as organizing your plant to handle bulk bags.
If you're receiving dry bulk ingredients in 55- or 100-pound bags, you've probably considered receiving the ingredients in bulk bags to save money. The easy part is calculating how much money you'll save per ingredient-pound based on annual usage. The hard part is determining how to handle bulk bags in your plant.