Line Clearance

Essential Checklist for Effective Line Changeover


Line changeover, also known as line clearance, is a critical process in manufacturing that ensures the seamless transition between different production processes. It involves verifying that all line changeover activities have been completed and that the line is ready to resume production. The benefits of line clearance include reduced downtime, improved line efficiency, and increased product quality. However, managing line changeovers can be a complex task with many moving parts. This is where FAT FINGER comes in.

Introducing FAT FINGER

FAT FINGER is a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time. It allows you to build checklists, workflows, and digital procedures that unlock operational excellence. With features like Drag & Drop Workflow Builder, Mobile & Desktop Workflows, Dashboards, Integrations, Augmented Reality, Connect IoT Devices, and Artificial Intelligence Coaching, FAT FINGER can help you build digital workflow procedures to facilitate seamless Line Changeover. As one Production Manager puts it, “FAT FINGER is a game changer for our production line clearance process. We can now streamline our production lines with confidence knowing that everything is right at our fingertips.”

3 Steps Involved During Line Clearance Procedures

  • Clearing the line: This involves removing all products from the line and ensuring that no product remains in any of the line equipment. This step is essential to prevent cross-contamination of products.
  • Cleaning the line: This involves sanitizing all surfaces that will come into contact with the product. This step is essential to prevent bacteria from contaminating products. It also involves removing all product build-up and debris from the line.
  • Inspection: This is conducted to ensure that the line is clear and clean and that all equipment is in good working order. All moving parts should be lubricated, and all electrical connections should be secure. After inspection, the line is restarted, and production can resume.

By following these steps, manufacturers can prevent contamination and ensure quality products. However, the process can be time-consuming and prone to human error. A CXV Global survey of 30 pharmaceutical professionals found that 100% of respondents had experienced a line clearance error in the past year, and 96% said their current line clearance process takes more than 60 minutes.

Streamlining Line Clearance with FAT FINGER

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With FAT FINGER, you can streamline your line clearance process and reduce the chances of human error. All the necessary information is stored in one place, and anyone on the production line can quickly access it. Remarks, corrective actions, and photos collected during line clearance can be added to the workflow. You can generate reports on-site and send them to relevant stakeholders via email, PDF, or web link. This ensures everyone is on the same page and no one misses a beat.

Imagine if you could clear your production line with confidence, knowing that you had everything you needed right at your fingertips. With FAT FINGER, that’s now a reality. So why wait? Get started today!


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