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Benchmarking Newspaper Production Efficiency - 2020

Benchmarking Newspaper Production Efficiency - 2020

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A total of 33 printing plants, representing 9 publishers, all of which are members of WAN-IFRA, are involved in this project. All the plants in the study are located in India. Data from the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 was collected. A few corrections were made to eliminate incoherent values. The plants together printed 5.3 billion copies, equivalent to 79.08 billion broad sheet pages of varying sizes, in a span of one year. Together they consumed 355,000 tons of newsprint.

This new WAN-IFRA project aims to help participating printing plants assess their manufacturing efficiency, compare their performance with other similar production sites, identify areas of improvement, take improvement actions and review the results.

At the end of this project, participants could:

  • Compare the efficiency of their operations in relation with other printing centres,
  • Compare performance between their own branches/printing centres and with other participating companies.
  • Find the right questions related to efficiency and consumption.
  • Address the bottle necks in the production process and initiate to work on the lacking KPI
  • Measure and monitor the performance
  • Stabilise and sustain the improvement.

Revise the benchmarking values and targets once in two year.

 

Below 14 key KPI's are benchmarked for the industry.

No

Key Performance
Indices

Unit of measure?

How KPI is measured?

1

Overall Equipment Effectiveness

%

Availability X Performance X Quality       

2

Capacity utilization: 

%

Actual output / Potential output

3

Newsprint waste %

%

Total newsprint waste / Newsprint consumption

4

Printed waste 

%

Printed waste / Newsprint Consumption

5

Downtime

%

Downtime / Run time 

6

Rolls per break

%

No. of rolls used / No of web break

7

Ink Mileage

m2 / Ton

Good area Printed / Ink consumed in Tonnes

8

Inventory turnover

%

Inventory out (Consumption) / Inventory In (Procurred)

9

Direct variable consumables efficiency 

Rupees / Ton

DVM Cost in rupees / Paper delivered

10

Energy Efficiency

KwH / Ton

Energy consumed / Paper delivered

11

Renewable energy utilization:

%

Renewable energy / Total Energy

12

Newsprint Stock effectiveness:

%

Total newsprint consumed / Average. Paper stock

13

Manpower efficiency

Hours / Ton

Man hours / Paper delivered

14

Water efficiency

Litres / Ton 

Water consumed / Paper delivered


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Prabhu Natrajan

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2020-03-20 11:21

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