Chapter 30. Manufacturing Costs That You Can Easily Overlook

  1. William Smothers
  1. Carlton H. Hogue

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320303.ch30

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Hogue, C. H. (1985) Manufacturing Costs That You Can Easily Overlook, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320303.ch30

Author Information

  1. Reed Lignin, Inc. 5501 L.B.J. Freeway, Dallas, TX 75240

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374405

Online ISBN: 9780470320303

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Keywords:

  • brick machine;
  • heavy-duty construction;
  • Gery Corp;
  • kiln car;
  • brick industry

Summary

At 30 000 brick per h, spoiling the extrudate for only one min costs about $56. Any cost increase of only 0.5% will cost a 50 million brick per yr plant about $28 000 per yr. Most mortals cannot readily see such small changes and most production records are not designed to show them on a day-to-day basis. They eventually appear on the bottom line after having existed for some time. Actual in-plant experiences are discussed and corrective measures are described.