Worried about the efficiency of your manufacturing plant? Maybe there is just some sort of quota you need to meet to make sure every department of your facility is running at its maximum potential. Well, in many ways, the key to an efficient facility is a clean facility. How is that, you ask? Well allow me to explain the simple logic behind cleanliness equaling an upscale in productivity.
Related to keeping your facility clean is keeping it organized. It is something easy to achieve for your facility, and will definitely improve efficiency. Keep products, packages, materials, and junk under control. Make sure everything has a place where it belongs, and is well lit and easy to reach. In this way, you can reduce error by employees and increase the speed in locating anything you may need.
Depending on the kind of facility you work in, there may be various equipment and machinery needed to perform your daily tasks. Keeping everything up-to-date and in good condition means less money you need to put out for repairs, and an increase in safety for your employees, working with properly functioning equipment. Try having regularly scheduled maintenance checks on your machinery to ensure optimal performance. Check any filters, seals, caps, etc. to make sure your equipment is not in any need of repair. As well, store any machinery or equipment in an environment safe from the elements to ensure rusting or corrosion does not occur, extending its life.
In a typical 9 to 5, five days a week work environment, it is safe to assume that a majority of your time is spent at work. Studies have shown that, although not immediately harmful, a dirty and disorganized workplace can have a negative impact on you, both physical and psychological. Low morale of your workmates may often result, and you’ll find they are more easily prone to getting in accidents or making mistakes. Eventually, if the environment is bad enough for a long enough time, employees will elect to leave, rather than stay any longer. A similar effect can be found for clients you bring into your facility as well. In a dirty workplace, clients may be less likely to do business with you, as your cleanliness can reflect the kind of quality they may expect to get out of you.