Case study in a food-producing company

 
This project is still in the negotiating phase. For that reason the company’s name and finer details are not revealed.

Facts:

There are three main areas of concern in the sugar storage/handling area:

Inefficiently utilized space:
  • The floor space is cramped but the height is not utilized
Safety issues:
  • 3 rows of palettes are stored on top of each other. Each palette consists of 20 bags of 50kg
  • Sometimes the top one topples which causes high safety risks
Health issues:
  • Each bag need to be lifted manually to the height of the sugar sieve 1.30m
  • This causes massive strain to the employees backs

 

Suggestions:

  • Implementation of a modular racking system
  • Combined with a mobile scaffolding which is the secret ingredient

 

Benefits:

  • Reduced handling of stock
  • Improved storage
  • Reduced risk for penalties
    (The fine for the first offence issued by the Health Department is R500 000)
  • Increased profit per square metre

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