Process Control: Improving the Productivity of Your Small Factory

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Process Control: Improving the Productivity of Your Small Factory

Several years ago, I purchased a small clothing factory. My goal was to focus on producing quality goods that were affordable for people on fixed incomes. It didn't take me long to see that we needed to improve the production process. To get started, I brought in a production and efficiency expert. She looked at our current production layout and identified several ways to eliminate waste and shorten the amount of time needed to cut and assemble a garment. With some rearranging of machinery and job responsibilities, we were able to increase our productivity by 30% and reduce operational costs by the same amount. Whether your company produces clothing, widgets, or toys, it pays to take a second look at the process. Let me share what the expert did to help us. You may find some of those same suggestions will work for your operation.


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15 March 2017
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Many people are finding the benefits of using residential steel in home construction far more ideal than traditional wood. You can also go all in with using a steel building as a home. For those who construct dwelling places, it's worth it to take a look at what steel can do for a new home, or even an old one in need of some renovation. Advantages of Using Steel over Wood in Home Construction Read More …

Supermarket Savvy: Is The Food From Dented Cans Safe To Eat?

7 March 2017
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Food sealed in metal cans that you buy at your supermarket is hermetically sealed. Hermetic is scientific jargon for airtight. This means that microorganisms cannot mix with your food and make you sick. Dented cans may have compromised seals. Here's how cans are sealed and why you might want to pass on those dented cans: How Cans Are Sealed Cans are sealed with machines called can seamers. These large industrial machines turn the edges of your can's top cover (the lid) under so that it can be fitted and sealed to the top of the can. Read More …

Learn How To Have Metal Bottle Openers Created To Give To The Groomsmen At Your Wedding

25 January 2017
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Medical Tubing and Custom Options for Your Situation

23 January 2017
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Five Add-Ons And Features For Bagging Machines That Can Help Protect Your Bottom Line

22 December 2016
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