Packaging plants are constantly faced with pressures to increase output without increasing spend. While this can be difficult to achieve, Bostik’s case and carton sealing line audits make it easier to reduce overall costs. Here’s how:
Line Audits Identify Cost-Saving Opportunities
When a Bostik expert comes into your plant to conduct a line audit, s/he will look to understand how your case and carton sealing line is currently running. For example, this includes noting current:
- Equipment settings
- End-use package performance
- Safety measures
- SKU volumes
- Product usage
Then, the Bostik expert will use this time to identify areas that can be improved. For example, perhaps your temperature settings have been too high, causing adhesion failure and costly downtime. Or, perhaps you’re purchasing multiple SKUs when only one product is needed.
A line audit will identify problems that are leading to increased production line costs.
Line Audits Address Downtime Problems
Additionally, case and carton sealing line audits help alleviate problems that are causing plant downtime. For example, your plant may be spending extra time on equipment maintenance, removing charring or adhesive stringing. While these problems may not be front of mind to fix right away, associated downtime costs can add up. Line audits ensure the right products are used to avoid these maintenance problems.
Line Audits Provide Data to Further Optimize Costs
Additionally, consistent line audits will help you track production line items over time. This is helpful in benchmarking progress over time and noting new ways to reduce costs further.
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