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17th January 2018

by Julie Moorcroft

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by Julie Moorcroft

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Purchasing Mistake 14 - “Of Course It Will Fit In”



Almost every glass shop is planned out with insufficient room for all the equipment and in particular, the slot racks needed to hold the work in progress for the planned batch sizes.  The correct layout must be planned out before any equipment is installed, otherwise it is too late.  It should be decided in advance what lead times are planned and how much work in progress can be accommodated at any one point in time.  From these two factors, the batch sizes and therefore the required number of slot racks at each point in the manufacturing process can be calculated.  Vendors of all types of glass processing equipment are usually interested in simply selling their equipment and cannot be expected to  be capable of giving balanced advice to their customers about the integration of their products with the correct design of their production systems and required shop floor layout.