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
I am grateful for my 9 years as part of the outstanding Industrial Packaging team. I was able to hang out with some of the most knowledgeable folks in the packaging industry. I feel even luckier that I was able to share that knowledge with you. I love learning, hiking, and growing people and teams both personally and professionally, and helping companies grow better.