Trimloss last updated

17th January 2018

by Julie Moorcroft

Moorcroft Computer Services

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Thinking Trimloss


by Julie Moorcroft

Moorcroft Computer Services


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O/M/1  Irreversible Investment.

O/M/2  "There's No Room".

O/M/3  "I'm Running It My Way".

O/M/4  One Glass Type / Table.

O/M/5  Lions Led By Donkeys.

O/M/6  Toughening Needs Skill.

O/M/7  Flow System Gremlins.

O/M/8  Delayed Appreciation.

About Operational Mistakes



These pages about Operational mistakes are the least accessed part of our Trimloss web site.  This is probably because most glass company owners and their shop floor  management believe that they have not made any mistakes in the past and are very unlikely to make any mistakes in the future.  This is because for the most part, they are supremely confident people.  We would urge however that just a little time is spent looking at these Operational Mistakes, because they include full explanations justifying the alleged mistakes, so that hopefully better operational methods can then be adopted.    In our long experience, we have encountered many customers making all of these mistakes, and some of them, many times over.  These customers often proudly boast that they don’t need to be told how to make sealed units.  Our answer to that, is that they don’t need to be told how to make units ONE BY ONE, but they do need to be told how to make units very efficiently, BATCH BY BATCH, using a “just in time” system, like the running of a modern motor car assembly line, with not only the advantage of reduced labour costs, but also the lowest material waste in the industry.  Operational mistakes are so called because they are made by the shop floor management rather than the company management.  In smaller companies, shop floor managers and company managers can be the same people, but not so in larger companies where these mistakes can be much more common.  

Now press the Operational Mistake buttons on the left, to identify possible pitfalls which can then hopefully be avoided.  These Operational Mistakes usually have adverse effects on profitability and may also have Health and Safety issues.  

Our objective when trying to sell Trimloss to a potential customer, or when finding that an existing customer is making life hard for himself, is not to maximise our own profits, but to help customers to maximise theirs.  The way we see it, is that only in this way, will we emerge several years later with an enhanced reputation.  Our concerns are easily justified by the fact that since sealed units have been manufactured in this country, many more sealed unit companies have in the past failed, than currently exist.  

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