Nestle Purina PetCare Controls Package Volumes with WinSPC



Statistical Process Control (SPC)

One of North America’s largest pet product manufacturers, Nestle Purina PetCare, increases profit margins by letting WinSPC optimize individual package volumes.

About the Company

In its continuous pursuit of exceptional value for consumers and maximum returns for stakeholders, Nestle Purina PetCare identified individual package volumes as an opportunity for improvement. The need to avoid underfilling packages inevitably invited overfilling to be the de facto practice. But the cost of overfilling, even a little, when multiplied across millions of packages, adds up and exerts very real, downward pressure on profit. This was the dilemma the company faced.

Precision Filling with WinSPC

To address its challenge, Nestle Purina PetCare selected WinSPC. WinSPC is the global leader in precision-filling control. It combines the science of statistical process control with real-time alarms to dramatically reduce overfills without risking underfills. In addition, it:

  • Automates and streamlines data collection
  • Comes with professionally formatted reports and dashboards
  • Has exhaustive analytical capabilities
  • Is intentionally designed to be easy-to-use


WinSPC was implemented at two Nestle Purina PetCare plants. The company reports WinSPC’s precision-filling control features directly and successfully addressed its challenge and resulted in substantial cost savings. Repeating the words of Process Manager Steve Huey shown above: “The money the company saved with WinSPC by controlling amounts as small as a teaspoon raised some eyebrows. Profit margins can be measured in very small costs in a large scale manufacturing setting.”