Innovative

We are committed to continuously improving our processes while supplying quality product on time to support the smooth flow of our customers' operations. It is the main way that we make sure our injection moulding is of the highest quality at the lowest cost.

Team 1 Plastics Driven By Technology Video

Examples of our recent time and money saving innovations include:

Fully Automated Manufacturing Facility– We have over 10 years of experience developing automated molding cells and incorporating the latest in plastic injection moulding automation equipment with our cross-trained team members to save over 40% versus manual operations. In addition, we have dramatically reduced handling damage to the parts as well as errors associated with manual labor.

Paperless Production Monitoring – Team 1 developed its own production monitoring system, called ProMon, that has allowed a paperless production and quality system on the manufacturing floor. It is an electronic production data management tool that combines production information tracking, electronic document control and distribution, scrap recording, lot control, and other key functions at a central control panel at each molding machine. Since it was internally developed it is specifically designed for Team 1's systems and can easily be updated to make it more efficient.

Supply Chain Solutions - Team 1 is a leader in supply chain solutions that include customer order entry, returnable packaging, packaging design to minimize part damage, custom labeling and day or night shipments via customer milk runs or Team 1's own fleet of vehicles. We are also equipped with bar code scanning equipment that allows us to electronically compare your releases to insure shipment accuracy. (99.999% correct shipping average) These tools enable our agile team to provide you the correct parts on time to meet your needs.

Open Book Bonus Program – We implemented an open book financial system over 10 years ago so that all team members would have the information to act like owners in their jobs. This allows us to focus on a common goal with obvious milestones and regular updates to help guide us towards success. After all, if everyone doesn't know the score of the game (company profitability) then they have a hard time knowing how to win.

Activity Based Costing System– Partnered with our open book system, we have an activity based costing model that is regularly updated to give us the most accurate data possible to calculate our costs. This model allows us to accurately charge our customers for each part based on over 12 cost factors. It is also instrumental in identifying key areas for improvements and cost reduction activities.

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