How To Improve Your Manufacturing Process Efficiency?
As the ‘Make in India’ movement in the country becomes stronger, the importance of efficiency has become crucial for manufacturing units involved in various industries. While companies are deploying various means and methods to improve efficiency in their individual set-ups, everyone seems to be working towards a common goal of achieving greater/same output at the same/lower input. Being one of the leading machine manufacturers in Pune, Mekonix Systems suggest some easy apply and quick result yielding strategies which could be used by manufacturing industries. Most of these suggested activities are universal in nature and are not restricted to any one industry alone. And the best part is that they have proven to improve efficiency in a very short span of time too.
Reduce wastage: Waste reduction at every step is by far the easiest and the most primary strategy adopted across industries. The waste reduction may seem a very simple thing to do, but needs a detailed study of the factory design, raw material consumption pattern, inventory handling & storage and physical despatch of goods outside the premise. For e.g. installing pick and pack machines towards the end of the manufacturing process not only helps make the process faster but also keeps the finished goods safer compared to manual pick and pack.
Training and skill enhancement: There is no substitute for training. A trained worker is not only able to work efficiently, but also attempts to make the entire process efficient assigned to him. Also, well-trained workers are found to appreciate the complete process better and themselves suggest ways and means improve efficiency.
Quantifying all aspects: In order to improve efficiency, it is important to quantify all input and output parameters. This helps in doing the ‘before-after’ analysis after the improvements have been put in place.
Better organization: One of the easiest things to improve efficiency in organizing the entire process correctly. This could be in the form of organising the inputs or output elements so that wastages could be reduced or eliminated. Again, as a leading Pick and Pack machine manufacturer, Mekonix System recommends that organizing the finished goods inventory is very crucial due to fact that post-manufacturing a value has been added to the goods produced.
Proactive maintenance: Dealing with a machine breakdown is not only a costly and time-consuming affair, but it has other implications too. Since a lot of pre and post activities are dependent on the machines deployed, any delay there has an effect on both sides. Hence, organizations should believe in preventive maintenance rather than reactive maintenance to improve efficiency.
Besides being known as the leading machine manufacturer in Pune, Mekonix System is also one of India’s most experienced industrial automation experts. Having serviced clients in the country and abroad, Mekonix Systems is also one of the leading, suppliers & manufacturers for critical elements like Assembly line, material handling system, special purpose machines, welding automation, etc.