PRINTING AND MARKING SOLUTIONS
for lean production
Reducing waste and increasing productivity
In today’s competitive markets, many companies are realizing the benefits of applying lean manufacturing principles to help increase competitiveness and efficiency.
By using these principles in your product coding and marking operations, valuable savings can be made which contribute towards your Overall Equipment Effectiveness.
This White Paper covers how coding equipment can play a significant role in a lean operation, and factors to consider when specifying new equipment.
6. The different industrial printing and marking technologies
There is a range of technologies available, each with its own particular strengths in different applications, but all capable of reinforcing lean manufacturing. Digital printers, in particular, are more adept at fitting into a manufacturing environment, rather than a production line having to be fitted around the machine, which in itself can cause several wastes.
Industrial printing and marking equipment can play a significant role in lean operation. However, with so many different models available, it is always wise to run a trial with any machine to make sure it is delivering the savings you want. And do not just look at the printer in isolation – it is how it can contribute to minimizing waste throughout the whole operation that counts. In the same way, assess any equipment on its total cost of ownership and all the benefits it brings.