Local plastics company increases utilization rate by 23% and manage increased order intake without new machine investments

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Local plastics company increases utilization rate by 23% and manage increased order intake without new machine investments

“We have been able to raise the utilization rate to over 90% and today we have a better overview of our occupancy. We have increased our sales, the number of orders and our availability"
Project leader for Injection molding
The problem

The plastics company had to meet new demands from the market and increase its production. Failed to continue as before. Paperwork took too much time and could lead to misunderstandings. The utilization rate of the factory was about 70% and production was followed up in a self-developed system that would not work in conjunction with the new business system.

New solutions were required when the production area doubled and a new warehouse and workshop were built.

The Solution

The plastics company saw opportunities with Machine OEE for production follow-up and OEE measurement. A solution that could also be integrated with their new ERP system.

The integrated systems make all information easily accessible and up to date. Orders, production, inventory information, and subsequent calculations can now be handled seamlessly and easily. The fact that the systems work well together means that the plastics company has clear cost control with flexibility and can be very accurate in communicating with its customers.

The Results

With the help of Machine OEE, the plastics company has increased the utilization rate in its factory from 73% to over 90%. This has resulted in increased production without investment in new machines, while the stress level of the staff has dropped.

The plastics company has increased sales, the number of orders and availability. The project with a new business system and digitalization of production follow-up with the help of Machine OEE means that the management now has full control over the costs and profitability of each order.

The improvement in efficiency corresponds to the same production increase as an expensive investment in two new machines would give. Despite increased production, the plastics company has been able to reduce staff stress levels by digitizing and becoming more efficient.