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April 3, 2019 - Rigid Packaging

How to Know if a Line Audit is Right for You

As today’s manufacturing landscape evolves, packaging plants are under pressure to make more products faster while adhering to cost constraints and sustainability requirements. Addressing these items can often be difficult, especially when production downtime occurs or material issues arise. Fortunately, line audits can help alleviate worries and avoid potential problems. Find out what a line audit entails and if one is right for you.

What a Line Audit Entails

During a line audit, a Bostik expert will visit your plant and work with you to understand your current and desired state production line needs. In particular, the expert will assess existing processes, including your:

  • Equipment settings (temperature, line speed, etc.)
  • Adhesive coat weight
  • Fiber tear rate

Once the expert has a clear idea of your current processes, our team will identify recommended optimizations for your production line. These can include:

  • Adjusting the equipment settings
  • Recommending a different adhesive
  • Advising on proper maintenance and operational procedures

Additionally, our team will start benchmarking your data, so you can see how your production line improves overtime as adjustments are made.

Why a Line Audit is Valuable

In addition to identifying problems and offering solutions, a line audit:

  • Alleviates your worry: You can focus solely on keeping your plant running smoothly and efficiently. Our Bostik expert will be able to address and resolve problems for you.
  • Shows your plant’s value to your company: As many plants must address cost savings initiatives, a line audit helps show specifically what is being done to meet those needs. For example, it can yield:
  • Reduced adhesive consumption
    • Reduced adhesive SKUs
    • Improved equipment efficiency
  • Benchmarks current and future data: Line audits also serve as a great tool to see progress over time as optimizations are made.

Considering a line audit? Request one today, and start alleviating your worries tomorrow!

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