6 Things You Need to Know to Reduce Product Waste
Reducing waste and all of its associated costs is only possible if you have effective traceability giving you a clear overview of every step of the production process. Here’s what you need to know to reduce that waste:
Ensuring you keep track of exactly which ingredients have come from who is the first step in tracking the value of your suppliers.
Supplier quality will influence your final product quality. If they aren’t consistent you need to know so that the issue can be addressed.
Knowing which processes your products passed through can help you to identify processes that are affecting quality. This is key to continuous process improvement.
You must be able to confirm which lots have gone into making a product in order to track the processes and suppliers involved in production.
Do you know what the process conditions were when the product passed through? Patterns in variations in conditions can help you identify reasons for quality issues.
Stock location and condition
To efficiently manage your stocks you need to know where your materials are and how long they’ve got left.