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Reducing Waste in Your Automated Business

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5 Dec. 2018. Many business owners focusing on productivity these days. With robotic technology growing and many companies taking advantage of process automation, it is important that they also focus on the waste these machines create. Whether it is the cutting system that needs improving or you would like to tackle idle times, you can review your workflow to make adjustments and improve your efficiency. Find out how below.

Monitor resource use

Most production automation tools have a monitoring system, but you don’t necessarily make use of the resource monitoring tools. If you would like to make your system more effective and your business greener, you will need to start monitoring your water, raw material, and other resource use, as well as the waste generated in your business. This will help you work out the carbon footprint of your organization and implement positive changes.

Set clear targets

If you would like to set clear goals for going green in your production plant, you will need to ensure that you are able to measure everything, Not only monitoring needs to be completed, but you also have to measure the resource use of each project, product, and process in your business. This will help you eliminate the most wasteful areas and improve them, so you can transform your company into a lean organization and benefit from improved productivity at the same time.

Implement technology

It is also a good idea to implement technology that can potentially save you money. Enhancing your workplace productivity might be a myth now, but you can make sense of it of you make use of business analytics methods. From workflow optimization to finding the bottlenecks in your system and highlighting risks, there are several ways you can make sure that your company runs like a well oiled machine.

Create timers

Timing is everything, and this applies to the business, as well as your personal life. Whether you have a just in time management, or you would like to reduce the time it takes you to deliver the end product or project to your clients, it might be a good idea to time every process and measure the time and resources allocated to each element of the workflow. You can implement smart solutions like 384 well reservoirs to measure data.

Reuse energy

Today’s technology now allows you to reuse your energy. Regenerative energy solutions in machinery and equipment design are the best thing engineers have created in recent years. Working in a similar manner as regenerative braking, you can reuse friction energy, cut your costs, and your carbon footprint at the same time.

Creating a lean organization is an ongoing process. You can’t just sit back and set up the system. It is crucial that you look for development areas all the time, so you can maximize your productivity, minimize waste, and increase your reputation at the same time.  Automation can help you monitor processes and make them more effective.

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