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17th January 2018

by Julie Moorcroft

Moorcroft Computer Services

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by Julie Moorcroft

Moorcroft Computer Services


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About Trimloss


Many years ago, potential optimisation customer’s would not have made a product choice without carrying out careful comparisons of all the contenders, making sure that when looking at the different results, they were comparing like with like.  Unfortunately, such diligence has become a lot rarer in recent years, many choices now being made under influence from people selling other products and regrettably, with biased interests.  This does not change the fact that the savings from our reduced material and labour costs are usually very significant.  


Trimloss Secrets.

Comparing similar size production batches to the worst of its computer optimisation rivals, Trimloss could save up to 8% of turnover on materials and and up to 65% of turnover on labour.  Also, because of its ability to cope with all types of work in any production batch, Trimloss can in many installations achieve far less fragmentation of work.  This often enables much bigger and very much more economical batch sizes where the improvement in performance, especially in reduced labour costs, can be amplified even more.  You do not have to trust the sales patter from any optimiser vendor, because you can carry out comparative trials to prove to yourself whose claims will give you the best profitability.  (See - “About Expected Trimloss Productivity” button on the home page).  


Now click on the “Trimloss Secrets” button on the left, where we reveal how the best results in the industry are achieved, for a given batch size and available stock sizes.  

Munster Joinery main factory in Ballydesmond, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.  



           Munster Joinery main factory in Ballydesmond, County Cork


Because Munster Joinery also has a sizeable factory in the UK, it attracted the attentions of the Environment Agency whose interest was to ensure that there was no avoidable material waste.  When they investigated the Trimloss glass wastage, it passed with flying colours.  



Calling A Biased Recommenders Bluf



It is reasonably common for equipment or services suppliers to the glass trade to recommend one particular software supplier or another.  In these cases, we recommend that you invite a deciding wager of £1000 or more, the outcome to be judged on an independent evaluation of the material waste and shop floor productivity of all possible software contenders.  When they decline to take part in the wager, just ask yourself “Why”?  


If you then reasonably deduce that they didn’t really have your best interests at heart, ask yourself whether their bias could also extend to other products.  




Optimisation results usually improve with a larger batch of orders , with a greater variety of order sizes and with larger available stock sizes.  Having said that, there is an optimiser which claims to be able to achieve good results without batching, by optimising enough glass to fill only one stock sheet at a time.  This breaks all the common sense criteria listed at the start of this paragraph, with inevitably high waste.  

Some optimisers’ sales literature quote figures for waste reduction, figures which can be true only when compared against highly inefficient manual optimisation.