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Increasing the efficiency of closed loops of reusable containers in production environments concerning container cleaning

 
: Sobottka, Thomas; Sihn, Wilfried; Edtmayr, Thomas

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Acta Technica Corviniensis = Bulletin of Engineering 7 (2014), Nr.1, S.101-110
ISSN: 2067-3809
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer Austria ()
container; Wiederverwendbarkeit; Reinigung; Transporthilfsmittel; Behälter

Abstract
Today reusable containers, widely used in closed loops in production environments, are cleaned irrespective of their cleanliness-status and thus the actual necessity for being cleaned. This often leads to a considerable degree of technically superfluous container-cleaning, associated with high costs, transport efforts and resource utilization. This paper aims at investigating ways to harness the savings potential of a necessity based triggering of the cleaning process amid securing the quality of the container supply, controlling the uncertainty introduced into the container-loops through the status-dependent triggering of cleaning and establishing a process transparency enabling a reduction of the overall container inventory. A case study performed in an automotive supplier is included.

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