The costing of disposable surgical kits is a complicated process. In order to accurately determine the cost of producing surgical kits, it is very important to understand the cost items of the final product. These include:
1. Raw materials such as non-woven fabrics.
2. Sorting, washing and drying.
3. Check, off-line, mark and fold.
4. Assembly, packaging, labeling and packaging.
The longest validity period of raw materials such as non-woven fabrics is usually decided by the manufacturer. The manufacturer's determination of the service life of the product is based on the test washing and is represented by a quality control grid attached to the nonwoven article. After the recommended number of washes, the item will be discarded or degraded to a secondary non critical use. However, due to end-user abuse or damage to laundry equipment, an item is discarded before it reaches 60 washes. Some items need to be cleaned many times. Typically, a conservative estimate of 50 uses is used to determine the cost of each new generation of packaging, surgical kits, and surgical hole towel. Once the expected number of uses is determined, the cost per use of each piece of non-woven fabric is determined by dividing the cost of the item by the expected number of uses.
Non woven fabrics for surgery should not be ironed because of the possibility of lint. Therefore, the traditional laundry processing cost of surgical cloth is limited to the cost of sorting, washing and drying. It's just a fraction of the normal cost of producing a pound of nonwovens. The cost of finishing, cleaning and drying also includes your non-woven fabric replacement cost and 65-75% of the production labor cost. An important factor to remember is that the cost per pound should be much lower than the normal cost charged to the customer.
Labor cost of surgical non-woven fabric: the isolation cloth items should be checked on a light table, the material should be removed, marked on the quality control grid, and then folded. The packing materials should be placed flat after inspection and marking, so as to facilitate the use of packaging. Conduct a time-action study to determine the labor costs associated with each product. Create a task table so that the worker can record the project he or she is working on, how long it takes to perform the task, and how many projects are produced. Once you have determined the time of each function, you can determine the cost by calculating the average labor force (including fringe benefits) in the area involved in the packaging operation. If you're not sure about the cost of fringe benefits, I recommend an increase of 25-30% on average hourly pay. The average hourly wage multiplied by the percentage of each hour spent making a package (minutes per package divided by 60) will equal the labor costs involved in this area.