Accelerate Production While Maintaining Quality
Remember the first computer you bought? It may have seemed like a technological marvel at the time, but you’d never want to go back to that slow processor speed and that tiny hard drive, especially not for the original cost.
Companies are the same way. If they don’t continually perform better, customers will become dissatisfied and take a look at the competition. We helped one oil services laboratory in Edmonton reduce lead time by 60 percent and improve on-time delivery, increasing customer satisfaction.
How can an outsider know what my company should do?
Great question — we don’t! We involve the people who do know – your staff – in identifying opportunities.
We are surrounded by opportunities! What we offer is something most companies lack: a systematic method of coming up with cost reduction ideas, working through the list and turning the best ones into action. The skill comes in being able to efficiently see and evaluate the opportunities.
And, once your company has gone through the process, you’ll have the skills to repeat the process.
Spotting opportunities to speed up production without more hiring
The most notorious destroyer of profit within payroll is employee downtime. This doesn’t necessarily refer to staff that sit around playing on Facebook. I’m talking about the workers that end up with production gaps in their day.
- Waiting for new projects
- Changes in production
- Inefficient processing/handling/production methods
- Bloated paperwork requirements on a daily basis
- Running frequent and unnecessary communications
- Answering email frequently
Evaluating primary projects and workload
Downtime should be viewed as unproductive time that does little (to nothing) to contribute to profit. That might sound like “people doing nothing”, but there may be a number of areas in your own business where employees are performing work in an inefficient manner.
The key is to evaluate the primary projects and workload of your employees. By eliminating even minor downtime on a daily basis, you can eliminate thousands each year in payroll cost.
To do it, we apply the 12 Best Practices of Rapid Improvement: creativity, teamwork, strategic planning, measuring results, leadership, productive work environment, applying rigorous methods, process redesign, eliminating hidden costs, delivering innovative products, and creating a chain reaction to generate sustainable profits.
If you are impatient for results and have limited resources, you will find our method to be a practical and helpful way to move your company forward.
Use a proven 5 step process to generate a Profit Improvement Plan that really works — and take steps right there in your session to eliminate wasted time, money and energy in your processes — start now!
In a hurry or have a question?
Please call Jeff Pallister at Process Improvement Programs™ – dial 587.888.3265.