concern if a product not labeled for that allergen gets crosscontaminated. With those types of products, it’s best to start with your non-allergen products, then switch to products that contain potential allergens and conclude with a deep cleaning at the end of the day.
WHEN UTILIZING MULTIPLE LINES, DETAILED ANALYTICS CAN OPTIMIZE PRODUCTION
A SPIRIT THIS WELL-CRAFTED DESERVES AN ARTISANAL GLASS.
In some cases, you may have production lines that are being underutilized. This provides an opportunity to increase your overall volumes by better balancing the volumes between all available lines. Analyzing and calculating production volumes, changeover times, and other criteria that contribute to the overall efficiency of your production systems can be complicated. To get the best use of your time and money, it may be beneficial to hire a third party service provider who can compile your production data, assess opportunities for increased efficiency, and make recommendations for improvement. This type of analysis can be based on weekly, monthly or annual demand, which helps you determine which products should run on which lines to maximize your utilization. Sometimes the data (800) BEERCUP • BEERCUP.COM may even reveal an opportunity to consolidate lines, which can eliminate a shift on a line a couple of days a week and optimize existing assets. Not only will this provide immediate cost savings from reduced overhead, it will also help you avoid unnecessary capital investments. 1901_ArtisanSpirits_Glencarin.indd 1 Optimizing your production lines on a daily or weekly basis will also ensure that you get as much done during your shifts as possible. Synchronizing your lines to finish at the same time makes scheduling your operators much easier. You should also be sure to include the time needed for worker breaks and preventative maintenance in your overall assessment of production efficiency.
SCHEDULING and OPTIMIZATION is the KEY to EFFICIENCY Whether you have a single production line or multiple production lines, scheduling and optimization are both key tools to make your operations run efficiently. The more data you can collect and analyze on your current production system, the more you’ll be able to see opportunities to save resources and increase efficiency without investing in additional assets.
Shannon O’Neil collaborates with engineers, designers and facility experts to create customer solutions for Haskell, an architecture, engineering, and construction firm based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Shannon graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in sports administration.
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