Repeating the same material spillage clean-up every week can feel like climbing a hill. It gets steeper and longer with every step.
Even though you can plan to stop production so that your clean-up can be completed safely and when you have resources to hand – as a result, it still doesn’t make it an efficient task. Allocating your resources to deal with any spillage clean-up when they could otherwise be allocated to do more productive preventative maintenance is just unproductive.
Solving the Problem:
This was the problem that our wood chip customer was experiencing. The Maintenance Supervisor estimated the spillage costs. It was costing the company approximately $2000 each week to clean-up and take away.