Why is the maximum Productivity and Labor Utilization less than 100%?
Both are less than 100% because your employees are not on site for 52 weeks a year
due to holidays and vacation. Additionally, you will have wasted hours. These are
your true percentages and can be used for budgetary and strategic purposes. Top
Is a large investment needed to improve productivity?
The size of investment is determined by each business. In the early stages the major
requirement is time and getting the best out of your current systems and resources.
Time to collect and analyse data, is it accurate, is it the data we need, do we need
additional data, how do we capture it, how do we improve what we are doing, and many
other issues along similar themes. Communication is vital with all personnel, and
should be on-going. Be honest, explain why you want to improve productivity, the
benefits to the Company and to the personnel. Issue KPI’s monthly (or better) to
all departments. Top
How accurate is the Productivity Calculator?
The calculator is a “standard” model which should suit the majority of Businesses
in its present configuration, but can be “fine tuned” on an individual basis as part
of our service. Please remember that the calculated results are only as accurate
as your data input. Top
How long will it take to improve our productivity to near the maximum level?
Without knowing your operation its not possible to speculate. Much depends on your
current level of productivity, the size of your company, the complexity of your manufacturing,
the data you have (or don’t have), and many other issues. Top
Do you store the data entered into the calculator?
No. The calculated results are annualised and users are anonymous. If you need to
record your data on a monthly or other regular basis, we offer an Excel download
that can be purchased. Top