Manufacturing uses labour, machines, tools, chemicals and biological processing to transform raw materials into finished goods on a large scale. All of which have a direct cost that can be easily calculated and tracked.
What are less apparent are the hidden costs of the manufacturing processes; specifically, those involving chemicals that are used to clean parts, materials and equipment.
The hidden costs
It’s the hidden costs – not of the chemicals themselves, but of the way they are dispensed, used, and stored – that can have a significant impact on an organization’s bottom line.
This paper from Kimberly-Clark Professional sets out to show that the appropriate use of chemicals is as much a process/production opportunity as a health and safety issue.
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