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Containers should be tightly locked and secured to prevent any tampering and pilferage of the goods contained inside. Because these containers seals aren’t entirely entry-proof or damage-proof, inspections should be undertaken at regular intervals. This will help deter any future unauthorized access or a matter of a damaged product. Manufacturing facilities should handle the containers carefully, and the methods they employ for such tasks should be per the standards enacted by governing bodies. This will enable them to meet the requirements of stability, safety, and usability.
Businesses need to create a place and time utility for the systematic flow of goods. Such factors become all the more necessary if those goods are present on the assembly line in an orderly manner. Poor handling of the products can lead to breakage or damage, which is likely to add to the production costs and cause negative impacts on the efficiency and productivity levels. The purpose of the container and other such outer packaging is to protect its contents. If the container is damaged, then chances are the contents inside could encounter damages as well. Therefore, it is not only the assembly line where precautionary measures should be emphasized but also when dealing with the containers’ handling, storage, and transportation. Furthermore, the container should be built so that it must be able to withstand light, humidity, heat, and other such external factors.
- Ensure that the containers are tightly sealed and packaged.
- The containers should be kept away from heavy-duty items that might cause damage.
- The containers should not be easily perishable.
- There should be no malfunctioning of the conveyor belt that could potentially lead to the containers becoming damaged, particularly in cases of a pile-up.
During the production process, it’s crucial to count the packed product. This final step to the production process will allow the business to fulfill the customer demand, mitigate the possibility of wastage, and maximize the company’s profits.
Counting the finished and already packed product will help keep track of the inventory levels, particularly in terms of understocking and overstocking. By keeping a close eye on the inventory levels of the packed product, you will diminish the chances of shrinkage, theft, and non-theft losses. In addition, such systems maximize the employees’ time and simplify the counting to make it less time-consuming and exasperating.
- There should be a designated conveyor belt for finished products with maximum load capacity.
- The finished products should be presented on a flat conveyor belt with adequate space between each product.
- The finished products should undergo accurate counting to ensure there is no overstocking or understocking.
- If there is a high volume of packed products, they should be properly aligned to prevent possible collision.
- Bulky finished products should not be situated next to another on the conveyor as this may cause the products to move slower on the conveyor belt.
- Too many packed products should not be situated simultaneously, leading to slippage or friction between the products.
Conveyor belts are known to handle and transport heavy-duty equipment for commercial and industrial purposes. Not only do they improve speed and efficiency levels, but conveyers also help to alleviate the number of accidents of manual material handling processes. However, those operating the conveyor belt should undertake extreme caution and ensure that there are no harmful items on or near the conveyor belt as that can pose severe problems to the safety of the employees and can negatively impact the flow of production.
In much the same way as any other piece of equipment with moving parts, conveyors too can be unsafe if operated or installed inadequately or if they do not meet the safety guidelines. Hence, proper maintenance and smooth conveyor belt operations must be carried out to avoid future safety risks. In addition, the system should be completely shut down when conducting cleaning sessions, and all the power sources should be disconnected.
It is crucial to apply automatic lubricators to reduce friction and wear and tear of the conveyor belts. Contamination of the conveyor belts can lead to severe damage or premature failure of the bearings, chains, belts, motors, etc. Such discrepancies can even pose risks to the products that are being handled by the conveyor belt. Additionally, conveyors should be thoroughly inspected and cleaned of dirt, grease, chipping paint, or other materials.
- Ensure that the conveyor belts undergo regular maintenance.
- The surroundings of the conveyor should be cleared of any debris.
- Always wear safety eye gear while operating on the conveyor.
- Ensure that there are no damaged or broken components.
- Do not perform any maintenance while the conveyor belt is in operation.
- Never touch moving conveyor belts.
- Do not wear any jewelry or lose clothing while operating the conveyor belt.
Product labeling broadly refers to the identification of a product through its labeling. Incorrect, faulty, or incomplete labeling information can cause a problem in the distribution channels, lead to financial losses, and pose potential safety and health-related risks for consumers as they wouldn’t know that they are consuming a misidentified product.
Non-compliant labeling can lead to several repercussions such as shipment delays, customer dissatisfaction, complaints, and potential recalls and fines from regulatory bodies. Such incidences could even dramatically impact the image and the reputation of the company. Therefore, there need to be specific requirements for the label layout and the data content featured on the product’s labeling. The product information should also relay all the correct details about its nature and use.
- Make sure that the appropriate label matches the selected product.
- Ensure that the product labeling is present, correct, and readable for the consumers.
- There should be proper alignment for both the label layout and the data content.
- Do not put too much content on the labeling.
- The layout and format of the words should not tilt or be crooked, thereby making it difficult to read and identify the label.