After the various improvements have been implemented, the total value of the cost improvement often seems to be high, but it does not seem to bring visible improvements in business results (especially competitive price, volume and profit).
Having spent a lot of time in several companies lately, the current challenges are […]
Indirect materials have amazing costs in most companies. However, often their standardization and improvement is not a continuous focus for companies (with visible results).
Large variations between system and factual data are often encountered, increasing and generating large and continuous discussions.
Often those invo […]
The fundamental task of any team of top managers is to develop a clear idea about the direction in which the company should go in the coming years. To do this, they need to clearly understand who they are and what their position is in the company and use this understanding to identify what are the main issues and how the […]
In every manufacturing company there is a flow of container transport to the work places (tour and return). But often there are numerous losses & waste associated with delays and/ or non-compliant supplies of containers. The annual costs associated with these types of losses & waste, together with the annual lost […]
Although the 5S method is the basis of management, often the 5S concept simply remains a rather meaningless slogan in some companies.
It is often the case that after several years since the “completion of 5S implementation”, some managers still have questions like: “Why 5S to us?”.
Managers say th […]
Even if all companies would like to be able to use all the resources they have to their fullest extent and to completely eliminate all losses & waste, often their actions are not part of a real culture of improvement.
Recently, I visited a few companies that highlighted equipment issues (especially breakdown and mino […]
Should an equipment/line that has significant variations between the standard and the actual cycle time be declared in a breakdown state? (standard cycle time lower than actual cycle time).
Sometimes I have this discussion in factories. Do you have standard cycle time on equipment/line? Do you measure the differences bet […]
I recently had experience in large manufacturing companies that sent employees largely only to SoftSkills training programs. Then I had improvement projects with them.
Everyone I talked to about Soft Skills said they had a lot of fun during the course, but that measurable business results didn’t come after months o […]
Companies need to be focused on continually planning and developing their Profitability Lifelong Journey on the basis of Innovation, Productivity and Leadership Lifelong Journey.
For this, being convinced that if people first learn, then they will be able to work, we have developed 53 training & workshop programs of […]
Competitive Supremacy through Cost Improvement: True Productivity Reveals your Hidden Profitability
The major challenge of top managers is to find the way to consistently obtain annual and multiannual manufacturing target profit regardless of the evolution of sales volumes, increasing or decreasing.