These offices work under their respective zonal offices
Registered & Corporate Office Is in Lahore 308 - Upper Mall, Lahore PABX: 5757082-95 Fax: 5711820
Nestle has two factories in Pakistan for the production of different food items.
One in Sheikhupura near Lahore and other in Kabirwala near Multan
Plant layout is the physical arrangement of industrial facilities. It involves the allocation of space & the arrangement of equipment in such a manner that overall operating costs are minimized.
LAYOUT OF NESTLE Pure Life
NESTLÉ Pure Life is using a plant layout which is functional in nature. Layout that can handle varied processing requirements.
Here all machines performing similar type of operations are grouped together at one location in the process layout. Thus here facilities are grouped together according to their functions.
NESTLÉ Pure Life has a plant that can handle a variety of processing requirements
Machines breakdown doesn’t result in shutdown.
Flexibility in production facilities.
Each production unit of system works independently.
High utilization of facilities available to the company.
Lower initial capital investment is needed by NESTLÉ Pure Life in machines and equipments. There is high degree of machine utilization, as a machine is not blocked for a single product.
The overhead costs for NESTLÉ Pure Life are relatively low
Breakdown of one machine does not result in complete work stoppage
Supervision can be more effective and specialized
There is a greater flexibility of scope for expansion.
There are more benefits of economies of scale.
PURCHASE POLICY & LABOUR SUPPLY By Sana Khalid - 127
Purchasing is the function of management
Which forms the interface between supplier and manufacturer.
It is also called supplier management, materials management or procurement.
Goals of Purchasing
To procure as efficiently as possible.
To provide continuous training and education to customers.
To provide knowledgeable advice and consulting.
To identify vendors who meet internal customer needs at reasonable prices.
To process documentation within reasonable timeframes.
To minimize disputes between internal customers and vendors.
To maintain ethical business standards and full legal compliance
NESTLÉ Pure Life business objective is to manufacture and market the company products in such a way as to create value that can be sustained over the long term for shareholders, employees, customers and business partners
NESTLÉ ‘s Pure Life global vision is to be leading health. wellness and nutrition. NESTLÉ Pure Life contributes to customer’s well being and enhance their quality of life. NESTLÉ Pure Life has unique experience of anticipation customer’s needs and creating solutions .
Functions of Purchasing
To organize and administer a purchasing program for all departments and activities.
To communicate and interpret state and federal guidelines governing purchasing practice.
To train employees in the preparation of electronic requisitions and to administer this process.
To provide with expertise on obtaining goods and services of the best quality at the lowest prices.
To dispose of all obsolete, used or surplus materials, supplies and equipment.
To coordinate the selection and purchase of federal and state surplus property.
1. Recognize, describe, define the need
A. Classification Of Needs
Type Of Need
Strategic Or Operational?
Repetitive Or Non-Repetitive
Size (quantity; dollars)
B. Specification Of Need
2 .Transmit the need (requisitions)
A. standard requisitions
B. traveling requisitions
3. Determine sources, investigate, and select supplier/analyze bids
4. Prepare and issue the PO
5. Follow-up the order (including expediting and de-expediting)
6. Receive and inspect the material
7. Clearance of the invoice and payment to supplier
8. Close the order/records
Centralized vs. Decentralized Purchasing
Centralized Purchasing Means buying and managing purchases from one location for all locations within an organization. This can also be run by a central location buying in to a distribution warehouse that feeds smaller warehouses.
Advantages of Centralized Purchasing
Better budgetary and financial control of departments' expenditures.
Development of qualified personnel through specialization in purchasing.
Reduction in administrative costs through elimination of multiple purchasing staffs, records and procedures.
Benefits of competition, as a result of improved market studies and other research.
Better public relations, as a result of consistent and equitable treatment of vendors
A decentralized organization is one in which decision making is not confined to a few top executives but rather is throughout the organization, with managers at various levels making key operating decisions relating to their sphere of responsibility .
Benefits of Decentralization
Decisions are made by those who have the most knowledge about local conditions;
Greater managerial input in decision-making has a desirable motivational effect; and
Managers have more control over results.
Disadvantages of Decentralized Systems
Expansions are generally more expensive than with a centralised system, as every component must carry the necessary intelligence.
Specific components have to be installed in the system in order to execute certain functions
Decentralization is a basic principle of NESTLÉ Pure Life.
Purchasing - Code of Ethics
Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of institution.
Strive to obtain the maximum value for each rupee of expenditure.
Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute and institutional policy permit
Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
Receive consent of original or of proprietary ideas and designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.
Supplier Management is responsible for consolidating requirements for External services and supplies
Scanning the market for providers
Negotiating with a chosen supplier,
For the contracting and monitoring of external services and service providers.
Various Aspects of Supplier Management
Supplier audits offer companies the means to examine their suppliers' performance and hold them accountable in key areas:
Supplier audits confirm suppliers are charging agreed-upon prices
Supplier audits verify authorized policies & procedures are consistently administered
Supplier audits measure the quality of your vendors’ products
Part of a larger strategy of Supplier Quality Management
Process of managing the relationship between your organization and its suppliers to coordinate as one in creating value for all stakeholders
A minimum requirement to be considered for work
Main goal: continuous improvement
All successful companies build strong relationships with their suppliers
Supplier relationships are different from simple purchasing transactions
A sense of commitment to the supplier
One of the keys to obtaining high-quality products and services
is for the customer to work with suppliers in a partnering atmosphere to achieve
the same quality level as attained within the organization.
Customers and suppliers have the same goal—to satisfy the end user.
The better the supplier’s quality, the better the supplier’s long-term position, because the customer will have better quality.
Sources of labour Supply
Sources of Labor Supply
The employment of workers require attention to sources of labor supply in order that the numbers of qualified applicants may be adequate.
The sources of labor supply vary with the business, industry and the community and every business should determine for itself which sources are best.
Some Sources of Labor Supply
1.Persons Already Employed
Temporary employees and permanent
2.Recommended by Present Employees
For lower job
Guarantee by present employees
3.Recommended by Former Employees
In case of layoff
Layoff is the temporary suspension or permanent termination of employment of an employee
Or a group of employees for business reasons, such as the decision that certain positions are no longer necessary or a business slow-down or interruption in work.
Private sector to avoid pressure
Fresh mind person
6.Recommended by Labor Unions
Middle management is a layer of management in an organization
Primary job responsibility is to monitor activities of subordinates while reporting to upper management.
Representative selection (public sector)
9.Other Business Units
Higher managerial port
Lack of loyalty and morale
10.Advertisement and Selection
For high post
Methods of Selecting Workers
Letter of application
special aptitude tests
Social interest tests
Preliminary interview is the initial greeting of the applicant by the receptionist
Together with a brief discussion of the purpose of his visit to the employment office.
The application blank should be filled out by the applicant,the information requested may be classified into four groups.
Some information is designed to identify the applicant, and to make it possible to communicate with him later.
A measure of a person's natural ability or potential to learn a skill or set of skills.
Abilities that are typically measured by aptitude tests include abstract, verbal, and numerical reasoning, because these give a rounded view of a person's general ability in relation to the workplace.
It is any quality or characteristic
That gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission
An interview to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment
The trade test aims to ensure
That people entering into the security industry have acquired the basic knowledge
Requirement for discharging their security duties, thus help enhance the quality of security service
It is the process by which a health care provider investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease.
Invitation to an Interview
Starting out in NESTLE
NESTLÉ Pure Life uses Advertisemen t as source of labor supply. Advertising is a form of communication that typically attempts to persuade potential customers to purchase or to consume more of a particular brand of product or service.
NESTLÉ Pure Life also uses Employment Agencies as sources of labor supply. An employment agency is a company that matches workers to open jobs. Employment agencies (also known as placement and temporary (or temp) agencies) can help us to find a job.
These agencies are usually private companies that find people to fill job postings. But, these jobs are with other companies. Their task is to find a job with another company.
Employees should not pay any money to these agencies
Employment agencies make their money by charging the company that is looking for someone, or they may take a percentage of wage from employees hen they found a suitable job
NESTLÉ Pure Life also uses Departmental Hiring as a source of labor supply.
INDUCTION & EMPLOYEES TRAINING By Sobia Akhlaq- 1548
Induction is a necessity for future performance of the new employee or even for existing employees who are transferred to other functional areas. This gives the candidates good grasp of functions and facilitate their future functioning efficiently. Today, new recruits are expected to be self-starter from day one.
A good induction programme
Orientation (physical) - describing where the facilities are.
Orientation (organizational) - showing how the employee fits into the team and how their role fits with the organization's strategy and goals.
Health and safety information - this is a legal requirement.
Explanation of terms and conditions.
Details of the organization's history, its products and services, its culture and values.
A clear outline of the job/role requirements.
The long-term success of the Company depends on its capacity to attract, retain and develop employees able to ensure its growth on a continuing basis.
New employees are given responsibility at an early stage, and high performers can develop fast.
Each new member joining Nestlé is to become a participant in developing a sustainable quality culture which implies a commitment to the organization.
special attention will be paid to the matching between a candidate’s values and the Company culture.
MANAGER OF NESTLE VISITS IBA
At Nestlé we believe that it is important to give people the opportunities for life-long learning. All our employees are called upon to upgrade their skills in a fast-changing world.
. Nestlé promotes a culture of engagement and performance, and strives towards best practice. For example, we have introduced Mission Directed Teams (MDTs) in a number of our operations.
On October 15, 2008, Ms Sadia Irfan (Recruitment and Development Manager, Nestle Pakistan) visited IBA City Campus to meet the students graduating in December 2008. This was Ms Irfan’s second visit to IBA within a short span of 20 days. It shows the cordiality that exists between IBA and Nestle. During this visit Ms Irfan also met Mr. Danishmand (Dean and Director of IBA) and discussed areas for future cooperation.
Training & Development of Employees
The term training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies.
What is on-the-job training?
On-the job training is an important way in which people acquire relevant knowledge and skills at work.
learning through watching and observing someone with more experience performing a task.
Development of Training Courses
2-Professional course for assistant supervisors
4-Specialized technical courses
5-Specialized technical course
The Nestlé Management and Leadership Principles include the guidelines inspiring all the Nestlé employees in their action and in their dealings with others. The Corporate Business Principles refer to all the basic principles which Nestlé endorses and subscribes to on a worldwide basis. Both these documents are the pillars on which the present policy has been built.
We offer you an attractive and dynamic working environment where you'll find constant opportunities for development: a place where you can grow, learn, and fulfill your potential to the utmost.
A shared Responsibility
Employment at Nestlé
The Corporate Business Principles outline the Company’s commitment to fully endorse and to respect a series of principles and international conventions concerning employee’s rights,
At Nestlé we believe that the employee’s private and professional life should
have a good balance.
It helps attracting and retaining people and reconciles economical imperatives with well being.
Learning is part of the Company culture. Each employee,at all levels, is conscious of the need to upgrade continuously her/his knowledge and skills. The willingness to learn is therefore a non-negotiable condition to be employed by Nestlé. First and foremost, training is done on-the-job. Guiding and coaching is part of the responsibility of each manager and it is crucial to make each one progress in her/his position.
Assessing and Developing
Each employee is in charge of her/his own professional development.
The objective is to retain and motivate employees by offering attractive but realistic career moves allowing them to develop their skills over a long-term period within the framework of economic reality and a changing environment.
Promotions will exclusively be based on competence, insight, performance and potential with the exclusion of any consideration for origin, race, nationality, gender, religion or age.
The development of expertise in specific areas of competence is determinant for the Company’s success.
Role of Supervisor
Planning and Organizing
Provision of working conditions
Leadership and Guidance
Introducing new work methods
Role of supervisor
Job Related · Cost Control · Equipment · Goals · Materials · Plans · Procedures · Productivity · Quality · Standards · Training
People Related · Coaching · Communicating · Delegating · Disciplining · Leadership · Managing yourself · Motivating · Supervising others
A production supervisor (sometimes known as a shift manager or team leader) reports to the production manager or plant/works manager and is responsible for achieving immediate and short-term objectives laid down by the production manager; for example, output, quality, waste, yield, safety and overtime costs.
Typically activities include:
labour resourcing and absence management;
general house keeping and continual improvement activities;
reallocating tasks or rescheduling production, where necessary.
SPECIALITIES IN NESTLE SUPERVISOR
Assigns cases and projects to representatives; periodically confers with subordinates on handling of cases and projects
Reviews and approves requests for vacation leave and premium-time compensation; counsels employees on work rules, policies, and procedures.
OBJECTIVES OF NESTLE SUPERVISOR
Clarify the different roles, trends and factors affecting levels of management today
Understand the basic factors, skills and responsibilities of management
Identify how well you fit into your company’s culture
NESTLÉ Pure Life Supervisor Quality Control
responsible for reviewing completed Quality Control (QC) audits to ensure quality of work and production standards are met for each employee. In addition, this position will directly supervise QC staff and daily activities.
Abilities of nestle supervisor
Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential matters with discretion
Ability to perform complex technical work with considerable independence
Ability to multi-task several assignments simultaneously
Ability to work effectively as part of a group or team.
Product design can be defined as the idea generation, concept development, testing and manufacturing or implementation of a physical object or service.
The Nestle Pure Life water bottles themselves have a shaped design, sort of a hour-glass shape with larger top and bottom with indented waist. The bottom 1/3 of the bottle has ridged lines to help with hold and grip on the bottle There is a bright blue label strip that runs around.
Unique bottle design, developed by designer’s team, catchy self-adhesive and glossy label, and trendy name, give to the product the edge that is needed to be spotted on the shelves.
For your convenience NESTLÉ PURE LIFE is available in non-returnable 0.5 liter and 1.5 liter bottles at retail outlets and Bulk bottles for Home & Office Delivery in 19 & 12 liter (12 liter is available at retail outlets).
I NFLUENCES UPON DESIGN
Cost to Manufacture
STANDARDIZATION & SIMPLIFICATION By Salma Bashir- 126
What is Standard?
A document established by consensus and approved by a recognized body that provides for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context”.
It refers to setting of fixed size, type and measurement in adition to quality of different products manufactured by different organizations in the industry. It is an agreement whereby each manufaturer undertake to follow the set standards.
Goals of Standardization
Simplification and Standardization
Simplification and standardization of the product are two different but closely related practices. Simplification is the reduction of the number of sizes, colors, styles or other variations of the product.
Simplification may precede or follow standardization or the two processes may be accomplished simultaneously. In other words, in simplification the unprofitable lines of the product may be eliminated by a program of simplification and standards may then be established for the lines that are to be continued.
Merits of Standardization
To the design department
Fewer specifications, drawings and part list have to prepared and issued.
More time is available to develop new design or to improve established design.
Better resource allocation
Less qualified personnel can handle routine design work
2. To the manufacturer:
lower unit cost
better quality products
better methods and tooling
increased interchangeability of parts
Less technical and special machinery required
Better utilization of manpower and equipment.
Accurate delivery dates
Better services of production control, stock control, purchasing
More effective training
3. To marketers
Better quality products of proven design at reasonable cost leads to greater sales volume
Increased margin of profit
Better product delivery
Easy availability of sales part
Less sales pressure of after sales-services
4. To production planning department
Scope for improved methods, processes and layouts.
Opportunities for more efficient tool design
Better resource allocation
Reduction in pre-production activities
5. To production control department
Well proven design and methods improve planning and control.
Accurate delivery promises
Fewer delays arise from waiting from materials, tools etc
Follow up of small batches consumes less time
6. To purchase and stock control department
Holding of stock of standard items leads to less paper work and fewer requisitions and orders
Storage and part location can be improved
Newer techniques can be used for better control of stocks
Because of large purchase quantities involved, favorable purchase contracts can be made
7. To quality control department
Better inspection and quality control is possible
Quality standards can be described more clearly
Operators become familiar with the work and produce jobs of consistent quality
8. To the wholesaler:
Elimination of slow moving stock
Easy buying and selling
Less investment for high turnover
9. To the consumer:
Availability of better quality product
Cost and quality assured
Work study section is benefited with efficient breakdown of operations and effective work measurement
Costing can obtain better control by installing standard costing
More item is available to supervisor to make useful records and preserves statistics
Reduced reduction and scrap
Helps supervisors to run his department efficiently and effectively
Levels of Standardization
Industrial standards - which relate to the engineering requirements
Commercial standards - w hich are of primary concerns for users who will purchase and use the product.
“ An engineering or industrial standard is a precise description or definition of a product, a part, a raw material or a manufacturing process which has been established by one company or by a group of companies in an industry”
standards are undertaken by statutory bodies and authorities established by the government e.g;
Director general of supplies and disposals.
Research design and standards organization of railways.
Directorate for standardization for defence production
Directorate of marketing and inspection
Three types of process standards are used in every industry
Standards for process activities
Types of industrial Standards
Standardization of Nomenclature:
Optimum Number of Types, Sizes, Colors or Grades of Products
Machinery & Equipment Standards
A standard of commerce, which is sometimes called a consumer standard is designed to protect the purchaser or ultimate consumer or manufacturer. It is the measure of
It covers terminology, grades, sizes, and use characteristics of manufactured products.
agreement for establishing a standard may include method of listing, rating and labeling order that a product made in conformity with the standard may be readily recognized by distributors and consumers.
Standards & Specifications of NESTLÉ Pure Life
As a world leader in the sector , NESTLÉ Pure Life always comply with local legislations and standards but sometimes exceed them, applying its own internal standards, if they are considered to be insufficient. These internal standards also apply in developing countries, where local regulations are lacking or inexistent.
NESTLÉ Pure Life materials are tested to relevant ANSI, ASTM , ISO 14001, 22000, and OSHAS certification and ISO standards to ensure durability.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - empowers its members to strengthen the marketplace in the economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.
American Society for Testing and Materialsis (ASTM) - is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and service
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international-standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations
Standard & Certification
Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulating body in the field. With the Safe Drinking Water Act, which applies to all types of drinking water,the FDA sets specific standards for different types of bottled. So on the international level it meets the standards set by FDA
Certified measurement methodology - Global Environmental Footprint (GEF) The GEF tool is designed for Nestle for the purpose to calculate Greenhouse gas emissions as well as water and energy consumption using methods that meet the recommendations of ISO quality standards.
Environmental Standards - Environmental Act (1997) NESTLÉ Pure Life comply with the Environmental Act , and try to ensure that at every stage of its operations, the environmental impact is minimal.
Environmental Performances - ISO 14001
ISO 14001, the internationally recognized environmental management system standard , whereby performance is independently audited.
Production Standards - LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design NESTLÉ Waters manufacturing facilities includes measures to reduce energy use and emissions throughout the LEED Certification program.
Waters plants together have reduced:
Energy use by 1.5 million kWH
Emissions by 1 million kilo of CO2
a process to eliminate and produce large number of size, variety, design and select more suitable items in market which are greater in demand.
Product simplification is a technique in engineering design that aim to reduce the number of different parts within a product.
Advantages of Simplification
reduces manufacturing operations and risk of obsolescence.
volume of remaining products may be increased.
provides quick delivery and better sales services.
results in better inventory control.
lowers the production cost
reduces the price of the product.
improves product quality.
Increase in profit
Inc in labor efficiencies
Value Analysis and Simplification
An organized creative approach which has its objective, the efficient identification of unnecessary cost-cost which provides neither quality nor use nor life nor appearance nor customer features.”
So it is a cost-reduction technique to cut costs of established products or services without reducing their value.
Product design features are evaluated relating to cost and construction elements not contributing to function are eliminated.
VA evaluates a product's:
Utility - how useful/functional the product is seen to be + its VFM.
Esteem value - what the customer/user values in the product features (aesthetic and subjective).
Market value - what the market will pay for the product
Value Analysis Framework
What is the item?
What does it do?
What does it cost?
What else would do the job?
What would the alternative cost be?
Steps for value analysis
Obtain cost data
Identify and define the components
Define all the functions that the essential product/service must perform
Get the data on current and future demand
Now focus on the primary function only
Brainstorm as many alternative ways as possible of achieving the
Now evaluate/cost the alternatives
Investigate the cheapest alternatives
Select the best option and work out all development requirements
Now return to additional/secondary functions
Product Simplification and Diversification
A programme of simplification is usually initiated because the product line has become overextended through the development of an excessive number of unrelated products or the production of too many colors, sizes or other varieties. This situation may arise because management did not give sufficient attention to the product line when new varieties were added or because the conditions have changed since the varieties were first placed in the market.
Diversification can takes place in two different ways:
Diversification in depth
Diversification of the existing product lines means adding another product to the existing product line e.g. Godrej Company adding a new washing machine to its existing product line of consumer durables.
Diversification in breadth
Adding a new product line means starting the production and marketing of products in which the company is not previously dealing in. e.g: a company not dealing in consumer durables commences production of consumer durable goods.
Simplifications in Product Design & Procedures of NESTLÉ Pure Life
Between 2004 and 2008, NESTLÉ Waters succeeded in reducing the average weight of bottles by 20% .
have one of the lightest bottles on the market for all types of beverages.
NESTLÉ Pure Life bottles are primarily made of PET plastic which is a 100% recyclable material.
In 2007, NESTLÉ Pure released the lightest 0.5 l plastic bottle, the Eco-Shape bottle.
The Eco-Shape half-litre bottle at that time weighed 12.4 grams and used 30% less plastic than the average half-litre plastic beverage container .
they are working on a new generation of Eco-Shape bottle that will weigh less than 10 grams!
Nestlé reduced the amount of PET used per litre by 24% between 2005 and 2007.
The new packaging uses 100% recycled cardboard and paper labels.
NESTLÉ Pure Life support initiatives that aim to collect all packaging materials and promote their reuse.
PRODUCT PLANNING & QUALITY CONTROL By Kiran Zahra- 1550
Quality Control & Inspection
Quality control (QC) is a procedure or set of procedures intended to ensure that a manufactured product or performed service adheres to a defined set of quality criteria or meets the requirements of the client or customer.
QA is defined as a procedure or set of procedures intended to ensure that a product or service under development (before work is complete, as opposed to afterwards) meets specified requirements.
Steps of Quality assurance:
Plan: Establish objectives and processes required to deliver the desired results.
Do: Implement the process developed.
Check: Monitor and evaluate the implemented process by testing the results against the predetermined objectives
Act: Apply actions necessary for improvement if the results require changes .
Compontants of Quality Control
(1) Quality assurance;
(2) Failure testing:
(3) statistical control:
(4 ) Company quality:
(5) Total quality control:
Advantages of Quality Control
Quality assurance is used to deliver the quality product to the client according to his requirements and budget.
It makes sure that the software developed without any defects
The primary focus of QA is on facilitation, training, audits and QA reviews, there by ensuring defect free products.
clarification of what services a client expects the practice to provide;
Quality control tools:
Under traditional quality control, inspection of products and services (checking to make sure that what's being produced is meeting the required standard) takes place during and at the end of the operations process
Problems of inspection
The inspection process does not add any "value". If there were any guarantees that no defective output would be produced, then there would be no need for an inspection process in the first place!
Inspection is costly, in terms of both tangible and intangible costs. For example, materials, labors, time, employee morale, customer goodwill, lost sales
Inspection Methods to Fulfill Quality Requirements
Sorting out failure:
Production line inspection:
Office work inspection:
Not a good approach:
Gathering failure information:
Inspection intermediate stages:
Inspection by workers
NESTLÉ Pure Life
Quality control and inspection
Satisfying your healthy thirst for life:
NESTLÉ Pure Life Purified Water is pure bottled water enhanced with a unique balance of minerals to deliver a crisp taste.
Enjoy NESTLÉ ® Pure Life ® Purified Water Enhanced with minerals for Taste or, for a splash of excitement, try NESTLÉ Pure Life Pure Life Natural Fruit Flavored Water Beverage.
You get the high quality bottled water or bottled water beverage that you've come to expect from NESTLÉ a refreshing water or water beverage perfect for those with a healthy thirst for life.
First make it pure
® NESTLÉ Pure Life ® Purified Water Enhanced with Minerals for Taste begins with well or municipal water.
Every drop of water in every bottle goes through a multi-step process of filtration that involves reverse osmosis and/or distillation.
We then enhance the water with a unique blend of minerals for great taste.
Minerals as germs
A light blend of minerals contributes to the taste of NESTLÉ Pure Life ®
Purified Water Enhanced with Minerals for Taste.
The mineral contentof any water is measured scientifically as TDS (total dissolved solids). TDS is a "fingerprint", identifying the amount and type of minerals present.
This TDS is what gives our Nestle Pure Life® Purified Water Enhanced with Minerals for Taste its personality and distinguishes it from other waters. The basic composition is not changed during bottling, so you can enjoy the water's clean, crisp taste and natural goodness.
14 steps of quality control
Activated carbon filtration
Water storage and monitoring
Ultra-Violet Light Disinfection
Clean-In-Place Sanitation Process
Plant Quality Control and HACCP* Program
Corporate Quality Assurance Program
Bottling for Quality
All of our NESTLÉ Pure Life ® Purified Water products begin with well and/or municipal water.
The water from all of our sources is tested as it comes into our plants.
To ensure continued water quality from source to bottle,
we further employ a comprehensive, multiple-barrier system, which complies with all state and federal regulations.
This approach involves carefully controlled filtration and disinfection processes in hygienically designed lines, supported by continuous monitoring and testing.
We test our products throughout the bottling process and in hourly tests on finished products.
We perform multiple checks hourly to guarantee the quality of our water.
We screen for over 200 possible contaminants annually, even more than the FDA requires At Nestle Waters.
Certified Plant Operators:
Our success depends on the knowledge and strength of our people operating our plants. We require that all plant quality and operating managers study and pass an exam on bottled water manufacturing technology and quality, which is proctored by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).
We adhere to strict regulatory compliance by submitting to an independent and unannounced factory audit sanctioned by the IBWA. This audit, performed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), is performed annually at all Nestle Waters plants. Our plants consistently perform in the top 10% of all bottled water companies .
Production Planning & Control
Planning : consideration of all input variables to achieve predetermined output goals; a pre-production activity to determine optimal production schedule, operation sequence, economic batch quantity, etc.
Control : remedial action to prevent variance of output from planned levels; tracking operations to ensure compliance with planned levels
Production Planning Stages
Setting priorities to attain objectives
Examining internal & external environments of planned system
Determining achievable targets
Determining inputs needed to achieve targets
Effectiveness : goods to fulfill customers’ needs
Maximising output : maximum output with minimum input
Quality control : Product/service quality meets planned quality specifications
Minimise throughput time : conversion of RM to FG in minimum time
Functions of Production Planning
Product selection & design
Process selection & planning
Facility layout & materials handling
Systems & procedures
Estimating quantity/costs of production, men
Routing operation sequence
Job scheduling & loading
Functions of Production Control
Inventory control: MRP; JIT
Maintenance & Replacement
Cost reduction & cost control
Scope of Production Planning & Control
Material: RM, component,
spares; right quantity; right time
Machines & equipments
Loading & sceduling
Scope of Production Planning & Control (continued )