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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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Purchasing Mistake 3 - “I’m Doing It My Way”



Early optimisers could sequence the broken out leaves of glass, only in the sequence in which the orders were read into the optimiser.  These orders however can now contain a great mix of work, both annealed and toughened, lead and Georgian, and different spacer bar materials, thicknesses and colours.  Most optimisers which are installed on a glass cutting table still work in this old fashioned way as do some office based optimisers.  


What is needed however, is an optimiser like Trimloss which can take account of all the variations in a batch of orders without placing restrictions on what type of work is processed in each batch, either through manual separation or computer features which claim to enhance the tracking ability of the work in progress.  The Trimloss method has NONE of these restrictions, meaning that batch sizes can be limited only by the requirement to meet delivery dates and any limits on shop floor space.  When a potential customer, who is one of the character types that do not like being told a different method of organisation, sees the cruder method of working, they often see that cruder method as an advantage.  It is only when they end up having to fragment work to very small batch sizes to cope with all the variations, that they are ever likely to admit that they were wrong.   There was once a production manager who did not admit his mistakes until the day he forced his company into liquidation.