Time, material and tool management

In order to be able to work efficiently and optimized, changes have to be made at some positions. Regarding the tasks and characteristics, we keep in mind four very important parameters in the change.

  1. The time
  2. The material
  3. The tool and
  4. The knowledge and experience of the user
  1. Time changes exponentially with changes in the other items. For this reason, time is disregarded for the time being.
  2. Materials can be specifically exchanged with their properties and application possibilities for such a long time to perfectly match the process from this point of view. To this point, one must always ask: Where should the component to be coated go and what should it fulfill.
    This is where some properties and preset parameters are already decided.
    A non-visible component, which can be concealed and must provide corrosion protection, is coated differently than a visible component, which should only „look good“. Here, the W-questions should always be asked. This is the only way to find out the most important parameters and required properties.
  3. Clean, well-maintained, state-of-the-art tools will always achieve better, possibly even faster, results than a completely worn-out, old „piece“. If you want to experience and use clean running processes, you also have to invest time and money to achieve the fastest optimized processes. Here, the possibilities are without limits. Whether it’s replacing the gun or changing the nozzle set, new carbons or a new eccentric grinder, the list can be driven through the workshop.
  4. Knowledge. Knowledge through experience or knowledge through theory and continuing education courses. The type of further training basically plays a subordinate role. The craftsman should be theoretically always on the state of the art and exploit it with the possibilities of practice.
  5. The last thing we look at is the possibilities of time. This cannot be planned in numbers. By all means, a small change can yield 5% – 15% in savings. Through a cleanly coordinated process and the change of material and tooling, 50% and more can certainly be achieved. These figures vary from case to case. Therefore, every craftsman must be informed about his possibilities and can basically become faster by asking specific questions to the technician and/or dealer he trusts.

Under the following link* you will find some interesting books about management in the trade, which are worth reading.

If you want to deal with some tools, you can find a list of common tools and accessories in the painting trade here- NOT YET

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