High-Speed Manufacturing

The Politics of Performance: The Relationship Between Results and Rhetoric in Business

There is an interesting mix of performance and politics present in any group of people who share resources and work together. Performance can be viewed as any activity needed to help the organization to achieve its goals. If it’s a basketball team, performance can be viewed as either scoring points or stopping the other team from doing so. I like sports analogies when discussing performance because it’s one of the most objective ways to measure results.

Why Downtime is so Deadly in Manufacturing

Downtime is the ultimate disruption in productivity. It not only limits how much can be produced in a day, it also drains the energy and morale of your production teams. When you look at downtime, you have to consider the time that the machine spent down - and the loss in rate while approaching shutdown and starting back up. You can calculate your total labor cost per hour and easily add up what it cost your business for every hour of accumulated downtime. These are the more apparent costs of downtime.

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