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If you own or run a workplace in Australia, you will already know how difficult it can be to minimise downtime to ensure every facet of the production line works in perfect harmony. It doesn’t matter if you are running a relatively small workshop or a multi-million-dollar manufacturing plant. Synchronising your productivity is essential if you want to remain competitive in the marketplace.

Here are 3 ways to minimise downtime in your workplace to streamline your business for success.


#1 – Evaluating and Tracking Current Manufacturing Downtime Issues

The larger the workplace, the harder it can be to tackle downtime issues. Pinpointing where the current downtime issues lay in your production line should be your first port of call before you start implementing new solutions.


Are downtime issues prevalent because of machine malfunctions? Is downtime being caused by poorly conceived workflows? Are there other issues that are indirectly causing downtime?

It’s always important to start with current issues and rectifying those problems before moving onto anything more complicated or implementing new automation systems.


#2 – Increasing Employee Cohesion

Quite often in the workplace, employees on the frontline know exactly where the downtime problems lay, and are sometimes the cause of them. In some cases, employees are reluctant in regards to being brutally honest with their bosses or supervisors.


Encouraging staff to better communicate with their supervisors could dramatically improve efficiency between departments. Ensuring employees feel important and keeping them up to date with issues in the workplace could improve productivity and reduce downtime in the workplace.


#3 – Implementing Automation Systems

The first two ways to minimise downtime are easy to combat because you are dealing with the current downtime issues that blight your business. Being proactive by implementing automation systems is the next level in eradicating downtime to the bare minimum.


If you are operating a manufacturing plant with major production lines, you could massively benefit from implementing robotic automation systems. Although it could appear cold in a certain sense, robotic automation can take away the downtime issues created by human errors or the attitudes of employees. Automating manual processes with robotics can help to increase production, decrease labour costs, reduce health and safety issues and reduce downtime right across the board.

If you own or are the manager of a manufacturing plant in Australia and want to know more about automated systems, Perth companies such as Auto Controls utilise the latest innovations in automated systems using robotics and machinery.

When you need to minimise downtime in your workplace, it is important you tackle these issues via better management, keener evaluation of your work procedures and how you can implement modern automation solutions that can take your business to the next level.

Auto Control Systems is dedicated to providing clients with innovative automation solutions customised to suit your specific application

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