Does the organization need supplementary systems, MES to manage the production floor or WMS to manage warehouses or another dedicated system? If so, which?
Sales people for information systems naturally have their own interests, particularly in the case of a long term “marriage”.
Practical techniques for improving the organization’s performance:
- Methods engineering: the engineering approach to improving methods and processes.
- Organization & methods, combination of methods engineering and organization consulting.
- BPR = Business Process Re-engineering: the revolutionary approach to improving performance – redesigning business processes.
- TOC = Theory of Constraints: improving performance by focusing on bottle necks.
- Cost reduction: the economic and cost accounting approach to methodical reduction of costs.
- Improvement teams: the constant improvement process, as described in the field of quality management.
- The Kaizen method: from the Japanese school of management.
- Lean Production management.
Improving Efficiency, Engineering Standardization
Is the number of employees in the organization suitable for its outputs?
Is there any hidden/ overt underemployment?
Are planning functions in the organization based on estimates and assessments or on engineering standards?
Practical Techniques for Engineering Standardization:
- Standardizing times: setting time standards for units of output/ activities.
- Standardizing outputs: setting standard outputs for each resource.
- Standardizing manpower: setting engineering manpower standards for the planned scope of activity.
- Incentive pay: encouraging employees to achieve the required outputs using incentive pay on a personal, team or inclusive basis.
Incentivizing employees and managers
Are the employees of the organization highly motivated?
Is there a link between an employee’s productivity and his pay?
How can employees be spurred to achieve suitable outputs?
- Direct methods of incentive pay: personal or team based.
- Multi-factorial methods: for indirect employees.
- Inclusive methods: for departments/ sections/ the organization as a whole.
- Commissions for sales personnel.
- Commissions for engineers and development personnel.
- Methods of rewarding managers.