Productivity Assessments


Stanpac is a manufacturer of packaging supplies for the dairy, food and beverage industries. The challenge faced was related to the quality control and management of plastic lids from one-pint ice cream containers – more specifically the lids containing red pigmentation.


Upon the completion of the productivity assessment, the lead researcher provided Stanpac with a number of recommendations for improvement, including: instituting a process control plan with operator gauges on the floor to check parts; ceasing the use of the current Creaform tool to measure product defects; installing a dedicated Keyence or Cognex vision system and completing an evaluation of Coordinate Measuring Machine technology to determine if the additional characteristics that are measurable would be valuable information for the quality lab.