SUNConferences, Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering 2013

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Root Cause Analysis for Reduction of Waste on Bottle Filling and Crowning Operations
Mendon Dewa, Andrew Naicker, Ranil Singh

Last modified: 2013-06-18

Abstract


The global market place has become increasingly competitive and volatile, thus resulting in the need for the players in the beverage industry to continuously improve their processes, especially on bottle filling and crowning operations. Waste reduction becomes an increasingly dominant force in the modern manufacturing world. The paper aims to apply Pareto analysis to identify the key area which results in waste at a case study company. The process is first mapped to outline the key inputs, outputs and all the possible wastes.  Historical and current data for the filling and crowning operations is gathered so that the facts about the problem are accurately described.  Ishikawa diagrams are then used to present the key problems and recommended solutions are implemented.  SPSS software is used for statistical analysis to compare the before- and-after scenarios with the view to verify and validate the improvements made.


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