To stay in business competitively, every manufacturing company needs to change, to improve continuously. However, this needs to be done while remaining extremely efficient, effective and still compliant to all applicable regulations. A huge challenge!
Every company has best practices in their operations that they are proud about and which contribute to their success. Next to that, they have activities that definitely can be done better, can or must be improved. Basically, there are three ways to improve your manufacturing performance:
- Keep: Apply your best practices more often
- Change: Improve your not so good practices
- Innovate: Introduce new technologies and methodologies
To change your manufacturing operations successfully, alignment is required between your processes (ways of working), your organization & governance, the skillsets of your people and the enabling and supporting technologies.