In-line manufacturing of products and goods in different shapes and sizes there are many things that can change, but according to basic principles, reducing waste is not something that differs.
When it comes to packaging, many organisations follow what is known as the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) principle – getting the most return on your investment (ROI). One of these ways is reducing the waste that machines or processes are creating, whilst ensuring that products and goods are being created within conformity and safety standards. In-line sampling and inspection is the best way to monitor what is happening within an organisation’s business processes. Any time that is spent producing an inadequate item, any time that the machine is not running or any time that a process has been running on the wrong configuration is time lost. This has a negative impact on OEE and ROI of an asset as potential capital gained is lost through processes not operating correctly.
Digital inspection solutions are today helping businesses keep on top of their manufacturing methods and processes. Through the standardised checklists, these inspection applications allow managers or inspectors to perform in-line inspection with ease from the floor. Whilst historically occurring at the end of the process via a pen and paper method, digital in-line inspections can be performed quicker during the manufacturing process.