Like many things in today's competitive world, buying capital equipment for your business is a complex matter. Striving to be up there in a global economy can mean such expenditure takes on a very important role. Leaders are looking to uncover every advantage possible, and that means evaluating your productivity and any cost savings that you could make.
There are many factors to consider in your business environment, and below we give you some high-level reasons as to why investing in conveyor systems is a good decision you should make.
You need to be certain of many things in manufacturing, and how long it takes you to build and distribute your product is one of them. Conveyor systems are reliable, and can be adjusted to meet your requirements in terms of move time. Whether you're creating a new range of ceramics, to a food or drink line, conveyor systems are likely to be an essential building block in the production process, and one that you need to rely on day and night.
Health and Safety
Conveyor systems are often brought in to speed up processes, but a key thing that they also contribute towards, which is sometimes overlooked is health and safety. Previously a person had to move products, from point A, to point B. When you eliminate this in your process you are potentially stopping a workplace injury, and you are certainly cutting down of strain and stress upon personnel. Certain products are either too small, too large or too unwieldy to be moved by personnel. Conveyors eliminate risk in many areas and as such an investment into conveyors is an investment into your health and safety portfolio.
Several years pays for the investment
If you consider the initial capital outlay, against the time saved, efficiency and reliability of conveyor systems you could be happily surprised. Most of our customers will have thought long and hard about such investment, and one thing we always recommend is a time and motion study to understand current processes vs future processes when conveyor systems have been introduced. Most companies find that such capital investment actually pays for itself, and as such is something that makes financial sense.
Distribution of manpower
If you were previously using manpower to move products, then the manpower can be redistributed elsewhere within your organisation. This may have a positive impact upon the wellbeing of the personnel themselves, and also it may give you options that you never had before in terms of workforce distribution.
Eliminating steps in the production process can be supported and reduced by using conveyor systems. This could mean that you are actually able to make more product, and deliver at speed. For a growing or thriving company this is a win/win both for the company themselves , and for their customers.
Investment into conveyor systems can mean putting yourself head and shoulders above your competition. It may surprise you to know how little automation still occurs in many marketplaces, and by streamlining and increasing the possibilities in relation to your own production you could find yourself improving your bottom line, and in turn your competitive impact.
We hope these few high-level examples are of use in your decision-making process, but as always if we can help you in any way, or answer any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are only too happy to help.