bar code quality importance in manufacturing
Automation & Process Control, Innovation and Best Practices, Trends in Identification

Bar code quality and its importance within manufacturing

It might look like an insignificant part of every package, but a product’s bar code is a vital aspect of its manufacture: it enables traceability within the supply chain (from the manufacturer to the end consumer) and facilitates the smooth flow of goods. At Matthews, we’re finding that the nation’s biggest retailers are becoming ever […]

Total Productive Maintenance
Innovation and Best Practices

How important is TPM (total productive maintenance) to Australian manufacturers?

In Japan, Toyota showed that to maximise the money you can make in manufacturing, you need Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). In other words, you have to take care of your equipment so you can eliminate all unplanned downtime. It means you need highly trained operators to do two things all the time on your equipment: […]