The above methods are effective practical solutions that will help the factory floor limit the amount of waste being produced. Ultimately, both can form key parts of a longer-term solution of using analytics and reports to prevent waste production in the future. By reviewing your processes, you can learn where in your business waste is being produced and why. You can then use this information to identify opportunities for changing elements of your production and reducing waste. This might include things like knowing exactly how much stock you should bring on-site and when, if you’re producing more products than necessary, if you could cut back on packaging items, and more.
This is a long-term solution that is aimed at preventing waste moving forward. At Stevens Traceability, we believe a preventative approach is always the most effective. With one of our systems, you’ll have access to paperless reporting and management capabilities that will help you identify and make the necessary changes.