What are the major elements of a printing company that reflect operational power? How can a printing company judge its earnings? With the increase of economy, the surplus of printing mills will also increase. While the surplus increases, some problems may arise, such as reducing waste, improving performance, building area being filled with inventory or additional equipment at will, disorderly workshop becoming normal, safety priorities being neglected, and so on.
Then the printing company should grasp several major factors and evaluate its operation power: shortcomings: not only the product itself, but also the time and information waste of the defective products in the operation process. The consequences of product shortcomings include the time spent by employees, information and equipment, the inspection and classification of defective products, and the identification, processing and separation of substandard products. Over-production: Over-production refers to the amount of products produced earlier than or beyond the next process or customer demand.
Excess situations include interruption of equipment during production and operation, making room for another operation, overtime production for non-paying customers, excessive time consumption for large orders, process bottlenecks, never-used binding accessories, and full warehouse stocks of semi-finished products. Waiting: Waiting for other processes and personnel to complete activities, program downtime, equipment faults, product disqualification and inaccurate and incomplete operation information are non-value-added waste. Delivery: Think about the time spent on transportation, rated equipment, information, tools, consumables, etc.
Inventory: Inventory should be minimized. Excessive storage of raw materials, large quantities of semi-finished products and products occupy capital cost both in time and resources. That's why timeliness is the key to lean thinking for many companies.
Adjustment: This includes a large number of equipment adjustments due to malfunction or abnormal equipment condition. There may also be a lack of teamwork and process arrangements for personnel adjustment. Rated processing: Printing companies sometimes spend rated time and effort to process some products, but also by customers think it is worthless. This may be due to errors in packaging or production, such as errors in operation schemes, repair errors, lack of information and unexpected events caused by substandard equipment, which need to be rated.
Talent spoilage: It is also a kind of spoilage to not fully use the talent, creativity and team spirit of employees. This kind of waste is often caused by outdated ideas, poor communication between departments, resistance to change, lack of timely feedback, poor recruitment practices, and low investment in training and education.