How can you improve manufacturing production efficiency?

We often get clients asking us how they can improve their manufacturing production efficiency. To help make improving production easier for everyone, we’ve put together a few signs to look out for and practical processes to implement…

Using real-time data to find the root of symptoms

Hidden losses and their impact on workforce efficiency are difficult to quantify and therefore are not always prioritised in our daily routines. Only the easier to measure, top issues and losses are reported widely in pareto and trend charts.

These are used to focus improvement actions but are more often than not, a collection of historic symptoms rather than the cause of today’s losses. Using in-depth, real-time data to drill into the top-level data and hone into the root of the symptoms, helps improvement teams get to the causes of losses and control the trend.

Learning from insight and data

Having this increased level of insight from good data enables targeted activity that’s focused on the causes and will make a difference to these results. Taking this a step further and learning from these instances, we can escalate these known stoppage conditions to automatically trigger action in real-time preventing further losses.

With the ability to react in real-time and prevent hidden process losses, it can offer huge opportunities to improve your manufacturing production efficiency and reduce costs. But how exactly can you do this?

Step 1

Get your hidden losses into plane view with visual aids to illustrate their effect in real-time. This shines a spotlight on the effectiveness of your management processes in limiting them.

Step 2

Regularly review the data in a focused and dynamic way (hourly short interval control). This has a rapid impact in recovering lost capacity, improving efficiency and team engagement.

Looking to improve your manufacturing production efficiency? Get in touch with us at Gemba or explore our software to discover how we could empower your workforce today.