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8 Ways Manufacturers Create Buy-In from Their Team [Pt. 2]

8 Ways Manufacturers Create Buy-In from Their Team [Pt. 2]

This post is a follow-up to our previous blog 8 Ways Manufacturers Create Buy-In from Their Team. Here are the remaining recommendations: 5. Answer WIIFM (what's in it for me)– We must always keep the “we” or team mentality first. However, all of us have individual...

8 Ways Manufacturers Create Buy-In from Their Team

8 Ways Manufacturers Create Buy-In from Their Team

Getting buy-in from your team is imperative for the success of any change initiative, especially when implementing changes to the way people perform their work and how they behave. A 2007 survey of manufacturers, of which 70% used Lean as an improvement methodology,...

5 Steps for Manufacturers to recover from a Crisis

5 Steps for Manufacturers to recover from a Crisis

Dealing with a crisis is a very challenging situation. First, we must react to the early developments and lead through the uncertainty. However, at some point, we must turn our attention to what things will look like once the crisis stabilizes. Many manufacturers fail...

4 Ways Manufacturers Encourage Improvements from Their Team

4 Ways Manufacturers Encourage Improvements from Their Team

Under most circumstances if you do not improve you eventually fall behind to the competition. The best time to begin improving is right now. Whether business is slow or remarkably busy, many manufacturing leaders tend to find excuses as to why they cannot dedicate...

5 Steps to ramp up a manufacturing operation [pt. 2]

5 Steps to ramp up a manufacturing operation [pt. 2]

This post is a follow up to last week’s post: 5 Steps to ramp up a manufacturing operation. Here are the rest of our recommendations: 4. Protocols/Contingencies – When you analyze the risks to your operation, make sure you also develop the appropriate protocols and...

5 Steps to Ramp Up a Manufacturing Operation

5 Steps to Ramp Up a Manufacturing Operation

Business interruptions can be rare but do occur from time to time. It does not matter what caused the interruption, relocation, natural disaster, or an unprecedented crisis. Interruptions can stifle the momentum your business was building and spoil a great year. When...

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