How to Avoid Product Loss
First priority: reduce downtime
Product loss is inevitable for any business, but avoiding it in a high-output food production facility should be an essential goal.
Engineering and manufacturing teams are increasingly relying on several strategies to reduce food and time waste to improve overall efficiency. However, many high growth companies around the world still underestimate the importance of reducing product loss in order to become even more sustainable and successful.
What causes it?
Product loss at facility level can be the consequence of poor quality materials, wrong manufacturing methods, downtime due to electro-mechanical equipment failures, human errors, or harsh room conditions, just to name a few. Any combination of these causes has the potential to create yield loss or product waste.
Downtime costs thousands of dollars per hour at high-output processing facilities. In addition to the obvious waste of shift time available, other resources like raw materials, water, and energy are also wasted. It also reduces the efficiency of any high-output line and equipment.
What are some ways to cut downtime?
Find out what steps you can take, plus more product
loss solutions in our technical paper!