Cube efficiency in packaging can add significant savings to shipments, which is what General Mills realized when it started making Totino’s frozen pizza in a square shape instead of a round one. It saw a 17% reduction in film and a 15% increase in the number of pizzas per pallet, which allowed it to use 42,000 fewer pallets and 700 fewer truck trailers.
It’s hard to tell why this article, which was posted in July 2016, had so many page views in September 2018. But the sustainability and efficiency lessons to be learned are just as relevant now.
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