Running a successful lubricant business in today’s marketplace is no easy task. Lubricant plants produce hundreds of products that can be shipped in anything from small bottles to bulk railcars and involve thousands of stock keeping units (SKUs). Manufacturers must orchestrate a wide range of operations from procuring raw materials to hiring the right employees, maintaining equipment, ensuring quality and providing customer service.
Several lubricant manufacturers spoke with LubesnGreases about their key challenges and what it takes to run a successful lubes business. Not surprisingly, employee safety and regulatory compliance were at the top of the list.