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Unexpected sources of inventory waste reduce overall productivity in manufacturing facilities: survey

Monica Ferguson   

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Research conducted by Tork, reveals that 44 per cent of machine operators are interrupted at least 20 times during their workday by having to fetch or dispose of wiping and cleaning products. The study reveals that operators often take more wipers than needed to avoid these interruptions.

The study shows that 69 per cent of machine operators state that they get stressed if they are interrupted in their work when having to divert from their task. Furthermore, 90 per cent of machine operators say that if they were provided with professional industrial wipers close-by, it would help their workplace organization and work satisfaction.

“Thanks to our understanding of the manufacturing environment, we are in a position to not only help companies identify new sources of waste, but also to provide them with a solution to the problem,” said Suzanne Serveiss, regional marketing manager – industry segment, Tork. “Our innovative products can help companies continuously improve by reducing motion and inventory waste.”



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