PlastiCert has been working on green initiatives for some time, assessing what works best for our customers, the environment, and us. Balancing them all can be a trick. One of our recent efforts is in the area of going paperless.
PlastiCert has acquired Tablets that we have placed at all of our Work Centers. Now instead of printing out our work instructions, routers, pick lists, inspection and packaging information, all will be available at each work center electronically. Our Documentation System will govern having the corresponding revision instructions for the applicable work order and our production control effort will have the work order coordinated at each work center.
We feel this will help to have a more efficient and organized work area. As we expand our use of the Tablets, we will be able to included video instructions to help maintain standardized work methods and speed up the training and implementation of newer co-workers. We will be able to include more information that will lighten the load for our set-up technicians and keep them focused on getting molds changed over and parts up and running.
Next we will follow with using them for preventative maintenance procedures, set-up information and better communication of past production intricacies.
Having access to a pool of interns from nearby Winona State University’s Composites Engineering program made implementing this program a much easier task for Manufacturing Management.
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