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Why is the maximum Productivity and Labor Utilization less than 100%?

Is a large investment needed to improve productivity?

How accurate is the Productivity Calculator?

How long will it take to improve my productivity to near the maximum level?

Do you store the data entered into the calculator?

 

 

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

 

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