METTLER TOLEDO, a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services, has launched a new web-based resource to help manufacturers optimize piece counting efforts. Comprehensive, easy-to-navigate, and available in twelve languages, www.mt.com/count explores proven scale-based methods to enhance piece-counting precision. Implementation case studies, calculators that demonstrate savings achieved through accurate piece counts and an order form for a free CD-ROM-based piece-counting guide are among the site’s special features.
Piece-counting precision has become a critical concern for quality managers worldwide. Too few fasteners in a furniture kit or a missing piece in a box of ice cream cones creates disappointed consumers. Repeat errors can cause dissatisfied manufacturing partners or vendors who eventually take business elsewhere. Plus, systematic overfilling can significantly reduce profit margins—particularly undesirable in today’s competitive marketplace in light of rising raw material costs.
The METTLER TOLEDO resource helps manufacturers understand how multifunctional piece counting by weight can be , as well as discover how much money can be saved when piece counts are accurate. It explains what problems the right scale helps solve and covers solutions and services METTLER TOLEDO offers to help enhance piece counting and quality control efforts.
The site’s structure is intuitive. Categories are divided into helpful subcategories. A section such as “Applications” splits into functional areas where piece counting can provide critical support: shipping, receiving, warehousing, production and packaging. Further page divisions on challenges in each area are navigable from each subcategory page.
Troubleshooting for piece counting includes how to avoid human error and reasons for scale inaccuracies. Solutions include tips on choosing a scale that is easily integrated into existing line operations, enhances data management, and results in years of flawless operation with minimal maintenance. Topics are covered in both “At a Glance” executive overviews as well as more detailed formats; site visitors decide how much information they need on any given subject area.
Among the site’s special features are the ability to order the free piece-counting guide , the main ROI calculator, and a colorWeight® calculator which demonstrates how features such as a three-color terminal display can enhance processes and profits. A quick selection guide also assists with finding appropriate products and specialties including printer, label design and second-scale options.
More information, as well as the site itself, can be found at www.mt.com/count