Let me introduce myself, I’m new to this forum, I guess I’m after a bit of help. We recently had a audit on site, one of the questions the auditor asked, was how we define a ‘batch’ regarding weight control. Our production batches can be as big or as small as the SKU we are making. However, I understand average weight suggests a batch should be 10,000 units. Am I right in thinking that?
To let you have some information, we operate on the average weight system from Sartorius checkweighers. However, we currently don’t have a electronic system for capturing the data, therefore we record the average weight and T1-T2 every half hour.
Generally, production batches start at 7am and finish at 7pm. An average batch size can equal 77,000 units.
I guess the question I’m asking, do I declare my batch as half-hour intervals? Or do I work to the 10,000 units, or do I work to 7am to 7pm?
I look forward to your response,