The manufacturing of plastic and rubber products is a $300 billion industry that employs 1.5 million people across the US. It covers the production of everything from drinks bottles and plastic bags to bicycle tyres and machine parts.

With such a range of items being made, though, production environments vary greatly, and companies across the sector must negate a number of unique obstacles on the road to operational efficiency.

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Complex supply chains
Plastic manufacturing is a long process with a number of different stages; these cover the provision of raw materials to distribution.

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Expensive raw materials
The UK produces millions of tonnes of plastics raw materials every year, but high costs can negatively impact companies’ profit margins.

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Environmental concerns
Sustainability pressures on the plastic and rubber industry are growing, with consumers and the government both expecting manufacturers to operate responsibly.

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Health and safety
Worker safety is at risk due to the use of large-scale machinery and the constant presence of dangerous chemicals. Companies must track activity and enforce stringent health and safety regulations.

 

LYNQ’s unique, Manufacturing Operations Management solution is ready to help companies in the plastic and rubber sector overcome the challenges above. Our solution has been developed with modern manufacturers in mind, and can enhance your operations in a number of ways.

  • Avoid bottlenecks by using the detailed, graphical planning board to more effectively manage machine loading.
  • Track product quality with accurate and instant data – giving you the chance to identify opportunities for improvement and minimise wasted materials.
  • Communicate across different areas of the factory with the help of online collaboration tools.
  • Track factory and employee performance and achieve maximum operational efficiency using powerful trend algorithms.

Smart Manager MOM/MES is already helping manufacturers across the world achieve better efficiency and greater quality products.

Still have questions? Speak to one of LYNQ’s experts today and find out what our solution can do for you.

 

“As our business has grown, we realised that the way we were managing our production scheduling, with manual spreadsheets and a reliance on subjective knowledge, was not efficient, productive or business smart.  We decided to implement Master Scheduling/Material Requirements Planning.  While we are very happy with the MS/MRP package, the addition of Smart Manager MOM/MES has really leveraged the benefits of MRP and maximized our productivity.”

Chemicals manufacturer with 25+ employees.