Usable Tips For Your Manufacturing Business To Reduce Waste And Save Money

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Usable Tips For Your Manufacturing Business To Reduce Waste And Save Money

Usable Tips For Your Manufacturing Business To Reduce Waste And Save Money

24 May 2016
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The amount of waste produced by your company may not seem significant when you consider it on a daily basis. However, if you added up all the waste your company generated in one year and looked at it one pile, you might be shocked. You might also consider all the money wasted in that one pile of refuse. You can save a lot of money by following these tips and reducing the amount of waste your company generates by reusing.  

Consider The Plastic Materials In Your Company

Plastic can be reused for a variety of things after it has been used for something else. Plastic bottles, sheeting, and packing materials can all be reused for other needs in your business. For example, if you receive your bathroom soap in large plastic bottles, using them to put cleaning liquids in at each of your machines is better than tossing them into the trash. If you normally purchase cleaner for each department or machine in your business, you can save a lot by buying it in bulk and separating into your own containers. Keep in mind these tips for reusing plastics:

  • Plastic sheeting can be used for protecting materials while it is in the warehouse or out on the floor. You can reuse the same plastic sheeting over and over again.

  • Never toss out boxes or packing peanuts you get when order supplies or materials for your business. You can reuse the packing peanuts when you ship out your products and the boxes can be recycled or used elsewhere in your company.

Reducing Your Pile Of Metal Scrap

If your company uses metal materials during production, you more than likely have scrap metal pieces left over. Reusing metal scrap is an excellent way to save money and reduce waste. Reusing your metal scrap for other needs is a good idea, especially when the needs you have require smaller pieces or mis-cut metals. For example, scrap metal pieces are perfect for new elders to practice on. Scrap metal pieces can also be perfect for scrap metal welding projects. If you do not have welders in your business, consider taking your scrap metal to a recycling facility or disposal company that will pay you for it by the pound.

Reusing materials in your manufacturing business can do a lot to save money and to reduce your environmental footprint. Take a look around your workplace and think about all the ways you can reuse the various materials you use every day.     

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Keeping Your Equipment In Top Condition

After dealing with malfunctioning equipment for a few months, I sat down with our accounting team and started exploring the possibility of upgrading all of our equipment. We went through the books and started trying to piece together a little money for some new supplies, and we worked hard to make it happen. After we finally replaced out equipment, we worked to keep it in top condition. We followed the manufacturer's recommendations for care, and we only hired professionals to service the machinery. This blog is all about keeping your equipment in top condition so that you can reduce your costs.