Label Set Consolidation
Poke Yoke quality control & simpler re-ordering
For a number of our customers we have consolidated the stickers they provide for their machines onto single label sheets. As well as supply chain simplification, this has a number of advantages. The sheets are set up as a single part number in our systems reducing re-ordering from a 40 line PO to a single line.
It also makes management before the production line simpler, with a single part needing to be stored and prepared for production. Finally the label sheet itself offers a "Poke Yoke" or "Mistake Proofing" solution for application, if the sticker is still on the sheet at the end of the production run, then you can know for certain that a label has been missed from a machine. This helps stop a production line being stopped at the end of the process, or a machine (or a whole batch) being rejected by your customer. We love this sort of solution, not only does it play to our strengths, but it makes things better for our customers by reducing costs, simplifying their ordering process and helping make their lives easier. If you have a problem like this that we might be able to help with then please do let us know.
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