Australian Blowmoulding Corporation uncovers hidden capacity
“One guy knew what was going on. Now all our staff can see.”
“It used to be hard to get a feeling for what was happening. Now if a customer rings, I can just look on AspectPL and see when the job will be done. They are amazed at how accurate I can be.”
Australian Blowmoulding Corporation (ABC) is an Australian owned company specialising in custom moulding of plastic bottles and closure systems for more than 20 years. Focusing on specific sized bottles has enabled ABC to develop an enviable reputation for quality and service in the specific industries of pharmaceuticals and personal care.
Managing Director, Greg Ditton, was keen to purchase AspectPL so that he could gain improved visibility over the production facility. Greg wanted real time information on production to facilitate an overall improvement in productivity.
AspectPL was installed and ABC are very excited with the result. A key factor in the success of AspectPL at ABC was because Greg was the main sponsor and led the whole team to support the implementation and use of AspectPL.
“We love it, it’s a brilliant system.” says Greg Ditton. “Before, only one guy knew what was going on. Now all our staff can see what jobs are on, how many products have been made, when it will finish and you don’t have to be an expert to use it.”
“It used to be hard to get a feeling for what was happening. Now if a customer rings, I can just look on AspectPL and see when the job will be done. I can tell them ‘we have made 22,671, and the job will be complete at 10 past 4 on Thursday.’ They are amazed at how accurate I can be.”
Greg goes on to say that “AspectPL allows us to analyse every part of our business, so we can make better decisions”. This is evident in the fact that ABC’s OEE is nudging 80% and the company is well on the way to achieving world’s best practice levels.
“It’s an awesome system. We haven’t seen a better system for moulders and now we are more advanced than our customers.”
“It would not be exaggerating to say we are getting 10% or more extra production from our plant thanks to AspectPL.”
“We should have put this in three years ago”.