I believe many companies underestimate the importance of housekeeping…
My technicians keep telling me that custom-molding facilities are always somewhat messy due to the high number of mold changes. How do I argue against this?
George, your techs are pulling your leg just to defend their laziness… though many injection molding plants do not emphasize cleanliness and organization.
Good housekeeping will reduce the time it requires to find things and get things accomplished. A systematic and organized workplace is a safer workplace which is much safer, more productive, more efficient, and more profitable working environment.
This is true across the board, whether you are molding containers, heart valves, lawn chairs, or pipe fillings.
Ultimately, the efficiency of an injection molding plant is highly dependent on its cleanliness and organization.
You should approach cleanliness through plant-wide initiatives, employee training, and by personal example.