2. Excess Waste and Inventory:
Look for waste and then try to eliminate it or reduce it. The waste could be in the form of defects, scrap, excess raw material, unneeded items, old broken tools, or obsolete fixtures and jigs.
3. Defects or machines problems:
Machines with defects and low maintenance consume more electricity and waste most of what they consume, which limits their efficiency.
4. Underutilization (of space and resources):
Conduct space management to assess the amount of space you really need. Excess space can consume more electricity, cleaning detergents, and production time.
For energy usage, hire an energy audit company to assess your energy efficiency and provide you with recommendations on what kind of energy investments will provide with the best savings.
5. Transportation and material handling:
Installing GPS systems in your company's vehicles can help monitor where and for how long your vehicles drive around the city, allowing you to cut down on unnecessary routes and travels.
Study your customer and market needs before deciding on how much to produce. Manufacture quantities enough to satisfy your consumer needs and avoid excess inventory and non-value added processing.