Savings Calculations for Small Packing

To calculate how much you can gain with a small packing system (SPS), please fill out the top 7 fields. After this, click on 'Calculate' to get the result. In the boxes:
•  'Gain per scale per year, packages and labour costs', the total gain PER SCALE with SPS is shown.
•  'TOTAL gain per year, packages and labour costs', the total gain with SPS is shown.

The meaning of the bottom 5 fields under the header 'Other calculated values' and an explanation of the already filled out values can be found at the bottom of this form.

Calculation of gain per year
 Amount of scales/persons Amount of kilo's product per year Average weight of a packed product Gram Average price of one kilo of product f.e. 0.85 Reduction of labour in percents Average labour costs person / year Reduction of overweight by the system Gram Gain per scale per year, packages and labour costs TOTAL gain per year, packages and labour costs

Other calculated values:

 Reduction of employees per year Gain on labour costs per year Amount of packages per year Gain per package Total gain on packages

Explanation of the bottom 5 fields

Reduction of employees per year: Because time can be gained by using the small pack system, the amount of employees can be reduced. This amount is given here. This amount depends on the value entered in the 'Reduction of labour in percents' box.

Gain on labour costs per year:
This fields shows the amount of reduced employees, as described above, multiplied with the labour costs, that are filled out at the top of the form.

Amount of packages per year: This is the amount of kilo's product per year divided by the average weight of a package.

Gain per package: This is the gain PER single package, calculated with the gain in grams and the average price per kilo product.

Total gain on packages: The total gain, solely on packaging

Explanation of the already filled out values

• A company of 5 persons weighing has been taken. Per person a package is prepared every 30 seconds. In one year this is: 120 per hour * 8 hours a day * 250 days per year = 240000. For 5 persons this is 1,200,000 per year.

• Most packages are 500 grams.

• The average price per kilogram of tomatoes per year is EUR 0.90

• No values for labour gain have been entered. Realistic values are 5 - 20 percent per year

• Average labour costs are EUR 20,000 per year

• Gains of 10 to 30 grams van be achieved with a small pack system. An average value has been taken.