01 - challenges
Significant spillage during production, which decreased their throughput and productivity. With an inclined belt conveyor installed at the end of the sorting line, the fruit product was lifted 14 feet into a bin that fed the packaging line. An estimated three percent of product was lost during the process. The customer “jerry-rigged” plastic sheeting around the conveyor to try to contain the spillage. They also tried adjusting the speed. Nothing worked!