“I don’t understand why more companies don’t do what they have done at JAWS® International…I mean, look at what all the great benefits are to everyone… even the manufacturer…It really is the right thing to do”! John Shepard, manager
“I like feeling like I can convenience myself by saving space and money while I positively affect the environment. I feel guilty for throwing away to the landfill all those Windex bottles of the past” Lara Jonson
JAWS® International, Ltd Completes Key Research Initiatives
Stop shipping water! It’s the right thing to do. The right thing for the consumer, the right thing for the supply chain, and the right thing for the environment! The question was, “How good”?
JAWS® International, a technology driven company concentrated on how the world buys, recently completed three key research initiatives that support further the amazing advantages and benefits of this patented packaging technology.
The first study, conducted by Michigan State University’s nationally acclaimed School of Packaging, identified the total environmental impact of the tiny cartridge as compared to standard 32 ounce spray bottles. The results were stunning. Just the plastic and petroleum based fuels used in and to make the bottles was impact enough, let alone the stunning effects traditional spray bottles have had on our landfills. Before the study, we could only imagine the incredible affect this technology would have on our environment… now we know. Now we must act to bring every leading brand manufacturer that ships water in their product into the JAWS® package…It’s the right thing to do!
Our second research project dealt with understanding better the complete financial impact the cartridge technology has on the supply chain, the methods in which manufacturers and brands move the product from their plants to your favorite retailers. From the consolidation ratio of 1:30 (30 trucks of standard spray bottles to one truck of JAWS® cartridges), to the reduction of warehouse space requirements, to the decrease of man power and fork lift power, the Supply Chain impact study conducted by eSync, a supply chain industry thought-leader, was incredible! And, at every step of the way, precious diesel, gasoline and liquid petroleum fuels were conserved at amazing rates, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil.
The third study dealt with consumer acceptance of our patented technology. We expected the results to be favorable, yet had no idea the consumer would take to the technology as fondly as they did! Nearly 80% of consumers studied said they liked the idea, thought it was new and innovative and would switch from their favorite brand to one employing the JAWS® technology! Incredible! To request copies of our reseach summaries click here.
JAWS® International, LTD, a technology concentrated on how the world buys!
Respondents in recent focus groups expressed interest in the concept. The purpose of this research is to measure the trial potential of this concept, and to generate rough Year 1 volume estimates for branded Refill Cleaners. (View PDF of Study)
Supply Chain Impact Study
In absolute terms, supply chain costs are on the rise. Industry perspectives on this trend are outlined in the following pages. Although costs as a percentage of sales have been cut dramatically in the past 30 years as a result of improved processes and trading partner collaboration, rising fuel prices, labor shortages and regulatory constraints are placing significant pressure upon suppliers and retailers, particularly those offering lower margin products. Clearly, continued management support of infrastructure optimization and the deployment of contemporary supply chain technology and systems will help to mitigate the pressure. However, systems alone are not a silver bullet. The JAWS® product line tackles the core issue head-on by reducing product dimensions and weight while enhancing quality and consumer value and reducing the environmental impact. (View PDF of Study)
Environmental Impact Study
This study compared the life cycle impacts of glass cleaner in conventional 32-oz. capacity PET spray bottles and glass cleaner in the JAWS® system using refill cartridges. Averages of 10 fills and of 20 fills per bottle in the JAWS® system were compared with standard non-refillable bottles. In both cases, the JAWS® system provided a variety of environmental benefits. As would be expected, these benefits increased with more fills per bottle. However, they were quite large even at the conservative 10 fill per bottle level.
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