Teams work. The businesses that thrive in the marketplace are those who place a high priority on communication at every level — and those who invest in quality partnerships to advance the industry. This is especially true for the paper industry in the current market situation.
Building great partners begins on the factory floor between management and employees. A mill works with logistics that encompass orders, packaging, stock, inventory, customer database, machine order changes, usually with several shifts of workers. There is a lot of room for error and downtime, with even small mistakes leading to an idle machine for hours. Developing good communication with your floor creates less downtime and fewer surprises in the form of idled machines and reruns. Every mill has a range of communication tools and partnerships between units that result in better work performance.
But creating and utilizing partnerships outside of the mill also is important to success. Peak efficiency is also about making the most o your equipment and processes. For example, an innovative triple action static mixer with multiple mixing elements can be custom configured to your needs. Low energy mixing means efficiency savings; three different types of mixing create endless combinations suited to your needs.
Komax has a long track record of partnerships to solve specific paper mill problems. In situations where consistency in pulp stock line is in order, Komax developed and patented a revolutionary static mixer now in use around the world and installed in 250 mills. This innovation operates at one third the cost of old mixers. Direct injection steam heaters have also been developed to solve plant-specific problems with frequent rejects and breaks on paper machines.
Consider taking advantage of a wide variety of partnering opportunities. Whether that means creating a mentoring and training program for your employees or inviting a strategic partner like Komax to provide tailored recommendations for your equipment, teamwork and communication mean profits.