When a line is down due to a part being needed, you incur the double whammy of both wasted labor cost and lost production output.
Have you evaluated your spare parts inventory lately? In doing so, you should consider three categories of parts.
- Wear items that have to be replaced frequently
- Parts that are key to equipment operation
- Parts that are not able to be obtained on a timely basis.
With the right parts in your inventory, you are more likely to return to operation more quickly. Also, by the timely replacements of normal wear items, you will maintain your packaging line at a more efficient level.
About David Roberge
Part of the outstanding Industrial Packaging team. I'm lucky to hang out with some of the most knowledgeable folks in the packaging industry. I feel even luckier to be able to share our knowledge with you. I love learning about our readers and helping them grow their brand through unique, flexible package design from the birth of the product idea, through the supply chain, and to the launch and placement on the shelf or at the consumer's door.