You can calculate ROI on a roller conveyor system by evaluating several factors from improving the working environment to handling of products, and also from machine utilization and space utilization to the reduction of transport damages.
An enhanced working environment improves the employee’s efficiency throughout their shift by minimizing fatigue and excessive staff turnover, which in turn reduces the company’s training expenses.
The improved handling of products decreases employee injuries and accident along with the company’s workman compensation claims, and then results in a reduction of the company’s insurance rates.
Improved machine utilization is obtained with a roller conveyor system and results in gained production capacity within the plant and/or a reduction of labor hours required at each machine.
A conveyor system also allows a company to improve their space utilization since product can be quickly and effectively moved around within a compact area, which eliminates wasted space for forklift access and vastly improves the usage of available vertical space in the plant.
In addition, the transport damages are minimized with a conveyor system to eliminate the cost of the replacement parts and delayed shipments.
Roller conveyors also enable the implementation of lean manufacturing methods and reduce the expenses associated with work in process inventory.