Domino’s ‘Waste Calculator’ quantifies business costs and helps businesses prioritise investment on their ‘Journey to Zero’
Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) invites delegates at interpack 2023 to complete its Waste Calculator at Booth C41, Hall 8B, to identify hidden causes of waste on their production lines and prioritise areas for investment as part of its support for manufacturers on their ‘Journey to Zero’.
Part of Domino’s sustainable manufacturing showcase at interpack (4th to 10th May 2023, Düsseldorf, Germany), Domino’s Waste Calculator is designed to highlight key areas where production line inefficiencies and errors can lead to excess physical and financial waste. It will also demonstrate the role that smart manufacturing solutions and integrated coding and marking technologies can play in helping manufacturers to target ‘zero’ waste on their production lines.
Jeremy Jones, Global Marketing Director, Domino, comments: “As manufacturers, we are all looking to improve manufacturing efficiency and output. Reducing unnecessary cost and waste is a crucial part of this. Domino’s Waste Calculator helps identify where inefficient processes and errors could be contributing to wasted products and, by extension, wasted energy.”
“We outline the steps manufacturers can take to ensure that the energy, time, and funds they invest are spent creating the maximum possible number of high-quality, sellable products for profitable, sustainable manufacturing – rather than waste.”
Domino’s Waste Calculator provides users with a bespoke in-depth report, or a simplified, industry-average-based overview centred on five hidden causes of production waste: manual data entry; manual code inspection; unreliable technology; service delays; and lack of integrated data.
“It is almost impossible to develop long-term sustainable solutions without understanding the causes and costs of manufacturing waste,” continues Jones. “Our data suggests that, for an average manufacturer, waste from manual label creation could amount to over $100k per year, while waste from service delays resulting in the loss of a single shift could cost well over $50k per outage. We are here to share this data and help manufacturers to make the right choice.”
Alongside the Waste Calculator, Domino is demonstrating its range of complementary solutions aimed at helping manufacturers to reduce waste while protecting end consumers and brand value. Solutions include:
- advanced coding automation software;
- cloud-based solutions for remote performance monitoring;
- external vision systems for simplified code inspection; and,
- flexible finance options to allow manufacturers to access the latest technological advancements without capital investment.
Jones concludes: “Domino’s closed-loop solutions are designed to tackle each of the hidden causes of waste by minimising the need for manual intervention and ensuring accurate transfer of product data; providing clean, reliable, and verified code placement; and limiting unplanned downtime either due to inefficient product changeovers, or machine failure.”
For more information or to try the Waste Calculator first hand, visit Domino on stand at interpack at Booth C41, Hall 8B.