Well-trained workforce reduces waste and spending

Losses and wastes in the industry area are still a critical issue. This is because in many sectors there are still no adequately trained professionals in training or training. In the plastics processing industry, many employees end up wasting a lot of raw materials and often mix them incorrectly, or operate at incorrect temperatures, which generate serious production problems, which greatly reduce the Quality of the final product. However, if a company guides, raises awareness and mainly trains its collaborator so that it can work properly, it will avoid large waste and of course generate more revenue for the cashier.

Today, the problem of vocational training and training is divided into two critical parts, that of the collaborator and the industry. Often, a collaborator does not want to qualify, specialize or study. In fact, only a significant minority thinks of growing professionally, and this occurs in all segments of the industry not only in the production and transformation of plastics, which is my specialty. It also happens in the metallurgical area, machining, weaving, and countless other segments. Thus the entrepreneur is against the problem of disqualified Labor. And the worst part is that there is an army of professionals who do not aspire to develop professionally even in the face of this crisis and unemployment.

On the other side of the problem, there's a kind of businessman who doesn't invest in skilled labor. Often, you do not want to train your employees and do not insist that they qualify with the cost of your company. We have an example of a student of ours who arrived at school, who wished to study and expected some collaboration from the company, at least releasing some periods for him to qualify. However, the employer said it was nonsense for the clerk to study. I thought it was enough to stay on the job, that's all. In fact, we see many obstacles in front of some entrepreneurs, when they understand that investment in labor does not reward and that the cost can be "too high". A portion of employers cannot often see the return on investment and believe that it is a expendable value.

In fact, if these entrepreneurs observe that their trained employees will avoid, for example, numerous wastes with raw materials and machine breaks, they will immediately realize the incredible reduction in the cost of downtime and losses of Production interruption. Not to mention also, of other factors such as poor quality of the final piece, reprocessing of material and other losses inherent to production.

A factory that invests certain value in training manpower, in practice this number has constant return in short term, often in two or three months. The contribution is reversed due to the improvement in the reduction of machinery and parts breaks, and the reduction of losses with the costs of raw materials. If the loss values of each part of the operation are multiplied at the end, astronomical and absurd numbers will be counted. There are producers of plastics, currently, who have stocks of tons of scrap, which were actually wasted materials.

In this way, it is necessary, in addition to providing training, also to raise awareness of the staff of its importance and to collect what was taught by instructors in classrooms and equipment. If there is no effective charge there will be no return and the employee can simply give continuity to what he did before the training.

by Alexandre Farhan, technical director of the LF School of vocational courses in plastics.



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