Do you have any employees in your manufacturing operation that have been in the military?Read More
Answering the question of what kind of changes your manufacturing operation could best benefit by is a bit like asking to know the future.
That’s because the best answer to the question would take into account a number of future factors, including:
- What could happen in your target market
- What’s going on in your industry
- How your manufacturing business best works to achieve net profit
Productivity metrics allow management to understand precisely what’s happening throughout a manufacturing operation.
What areas need improvement and who should be rewarded for exceeding standards can be determined with the right metrics, which allow managers to intelligently guide their team forward.
What should be measured in manufacturing? Here are seven general areas with associated key performance indicators …Read More
Topics: Business Management
In business, it’s often said that your biggest asset is your people.
But how do employees factor into manufacturing?
In the manufacturing arena, your employees may very well be more valuable than ever. Technology and automation may have phased out some people-filled roles, but those that remain have more responsibilities than ever.Read More
Topics: Lean Manufacturing
In today’s manufacturing environment, we know that getting the product to the customer in a timely manner while keeping the cost of production and delivery as inexpensive as possible is one of the top goals.Read More
In thinking about how to prepare for an ISO quality audit, some people may have a kneejerk negative response. If “audit” makes you nervous, then focus on “quality,” because the end goal here is to ensure just that.Read More
Small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMM) face a unique set of challenges when it comes to managing energy use. Expertise in energy-efficient operations may not exist in your organization and employees may already have a very full plate helping the company run smoothly. Managing energy may seem like one more task on a long list of things that must be done.
However, by following some common sense guidelines, your business can improve the energy efficiency of its operations thereby increasing profit margins, securing a more competitive position in the market place and reducing its environmental impact.Read More