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A plastic containers manufacturing company, working with injection molding process, has to frequently change the mold to match each product batch and respond to customer orders. Changing the mold results in loss of production time, reflecting the time to change the mold, as well as loss of the off-specification products resulting during the start-up of each batch.
Tackling this drawback was achieved through communication with the company’s clients for long term planning in order to reduce the frequency of changeover, and increase the productivity. In parrallel, capacity building for the workers on speedy change of molds, and adjustment of process parameters reduced the off-specification products.