There is no denying the need to carry out an extensive agenda related to improvements in infrastructure in industries. However, companies cannot stand still. They need to work from the “gate inside”. Only then will they be able to improve their productivity and competitiveness in the short term.
Support From Top Management
In order to start any improvement project, the effort and support of the company’s top management is essential. Without this support, the chances of the project being successful are very small.
It is not enough to talk about the need to improve productivity in production meetings. If senior leadership does not participate, provides conditions and consistently supports these improvement processes, results are unlikely to come.
The technical training of companies’ human resources is an essential requirement for improving productivity. It is the people who make the company, so they are also the ones who improve.
The organization of training related to tools and industrial machinery with the potential to improve the company’s productivity, must be carefully planned, structured and executed.
Optimization Of The Production Process
Do companies not have time to improve their processes because they have many problems, or do they have many problems because they do not have time to improve their processes?
The truth is that disorganized production processes are hardly efficient. Efficient processes are those that are continuously improved. Among other signs of inefficient processes we can also mention:
- Productive flow that is difficult to understand;
- Excessive movement of people and materials;
- Constant need for overtime;
- Lack of standard regarding working methods;
- Repetitive delays in order delivery;
- Frequent stops on the line due to machinery and equipment breakdown or lack of materials;
- Lack of flexibility to meet customer needs;
- Sales policies that are out of alignment and that promote a bad shopping experience for customers;
- Inefficient production strategies that generate unnecessary stocks;
- Mistaken purchasing routines that negatively impact the company’s production chain.