You already know recalls increase work, rework—& headaches—for everybody. Now, ‘keeping up with global manufacturing Jones’ means limiting your recall numbers to increase your competitive advantage. Recalls squeeze Australian Manufacturers for three reasons:
- Retailers lose time and money in-house (and with their customers) over the legal implications of dealing with recalls.
- Customers, often the first to notice potential recalls, not only have the hassle of returning products to stores, but may lose confidence in their current supplier.
- And, Australian manufacturers are tired of footing the bill on all fronts: from product wastefulness, to penalties in sales, to a potential loss of goodwill in relationships with customers and retailers.
With acute awareness, Australian manufacturers know that there are a finite number of ways to gain a competitive advantage over international competitors. Fortunately, changes in technology have led to Machine Vision System integrations to emerge as a viable unique selling proposition for Australian Manufacturers.
5 Ways The Vision Industry Decreased Product Recalls & Packaging Errors:
- Advances in hardware have made machine vision inspection more affordable: with a lower capital outlay and an immediate, traceable return on investment. (In 2012, Vision now is a fraction of the cost of recalling products.)
- Higher resolution cameras allow Vision to “tackle more challenging inspection applications” like line monitoring, 360 degree inspections, ensuring barcodes are GS1 compliant and scannable.
- Smarter cameras and smaller footprints let Vision technology appear in more places on the line so problems can be identified at the source.
- Increase in Vision software ease-of-use and function (such as multi-lingual help) has decreased the learning curve in using machine vision technology on the line.
- Cheaper deployments of Vision leave room for determining how to integrate Vision systems with your current equipment and machinery.
Not all Australian manufacturers know about the changes in technology and how they can help you to limit recalls. But you’re already here. Take the next step: understand how a machine vision system can overlay your current equipment footprint to shrink your recalls.