Saving Money For Your Business
Handing out pink slips to employees who have worked hard for the company is hardly a pleasure. Choosing a cup of coffee every morning that’s cheaper but taste like medicine makes you wonder why you have to torture yourself this way.
Saving money for a business can be so much more sophisticated than just bluntly cutting costs at every corner that will inevitably have a negative impact on the company’s operation and spirit.
Minimising Production Input
Regardless of whether a company is oriented towards the production of goods or the provision of services, there are always opportunities and methods to optimise the quantity of resource use. A company can choose to be “resource efficiency” by reducing the usage of resources and waste generation while not compromising the value of its products or services. Operational costs are normally directly proportional to the quantity of raw materials used in production. The prices of raw materials these days are only increasing and they are not showing no sign of slowing down in its hiking of price. By improving process efficiency and reducing the quantity of process input, much cost can be effectively saved.
Furthermore, the environment is better preserved when there are fewer resources needed in the production process. A company that efficiently utilises its material inputs will cause the critical resources to remain within the system for as long as possible before being discarded as waste. Not only the business will be more sustainable this way but the environment is going to be more sustainable too as the natural resources will be used in a slower pace.
How Van Clewe did it in Germany
Van Clewe provides tailor-made solutions to textile finishing services for clients in the textile industry. As a company with approximately 200 employees, Van Clewe has found a better way to reduce its cost by having developed and implemented a new idea to reduce water and energy consumption in their production processes. By recycling wastewater, it reduced the water consumption to 2.5litres/kg of textile produced, radically lower than the water consumption in this sector which can average between 100-300 litres/kg. The water recycling process has provided an opportunity to reduce energy consumption as well since the recycled water flows are warm and used as an energy source for other parts of their unique process.