Material efficiency audit tool for companies

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Investment cost:
High cost
High cost
Size of company:
Micro (less than 10)

A material audit is a practical tool for companies to improve the efficiency of their operations and to manage their material flows.

With material audits, it is possible to identify those stages of the production process where reductions can be made in the use of materials, the amount of waste that is produced and environmental impacts. The audit also brings significant financial savings.

The material audit is performed collaboratively between the company and consultant using the auditing method developed by Motiva. The consultant is responsible for the work’s progress and reporting, bringing to the process his/her specialist experience and outsider’s perspective. The audit draws on the enterprise’s own expertise and skills in initial data collection, assessing the production processes, and in identifying improvement targets. The effectiveness of the audit is based, above all, on its systematic inspection method.

During the audit, the enterprise’s material flows and associated costs are examined and targets for improvement sought. The audit conceives concrete measures for improvement, assessing their productiveness, savings potential, and investment requirements.

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