Improve Asset Utilisation
This business improvement area is really self-explanatory and can be achieved by:
- Increasing the rate of production from your existing assets and either running them for a shorter period of time for the same production output else increasing overall output. The automation technologies that can help you in this area are Machine Automation, OEE, Machine Vision, Robotics, Workflow, Tracking & PAT
- Run your assets for double or triple shift whilst minimising the direct labour costs. The automation technologies that can help you in this area are Machine Automation, OEE, Machine Vision, Robotics, Workflow, Tracking & PAT
- Decrease dead times such as changeover times by strategic planning. For certain industries, by properly planning the production schedule, not only is the changeover time reduced but also activities such as CIP (Clean In Place) can be minimised. The automation technology that can help you in this area is Production Scheduler
In order to implement any or all of these target areas a systematic approach is required together with a commitment to act. No matter whether your business improvement system is paper based, automation based or a combination of both, there has to be a will within your company to turn the gathered data into useful information and then act on it. Unless there is going to be commitment to act then any business improvement system will be to no avail, and the business improvement act itself will be a waste of time and money. We would suggest that in these days of extreme competitiveness all businesses have to run as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, and so we believe that companies should consider their approach, and then strategically work towards their end goal with each step improving their business and profitability.
To expand your specific opportunities in any of these areas please email or 'phone our sales team using the Contact Us page and we will arrange for a specialist to contact you.