Labour KPIs – what does good look like?

UK Labour Productivity According to the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) most recent Labour Productivity statistical bulleti…
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Five reasons why your manufacturing KPIs fail

Jeremy Harford, Managing Director of Mestec, explains the five reasons why your manufacturing KPIs fail to improve factory performanc…
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Inaccurate labour costings could kill your profits

Most manufacturing businesses have a strong handle on overall company profitability, but some – especially those making multiple pr…
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Small changes for big wins – marginal gains in manufacturing

If manufacturers want advice on making small change for big wins, Mestec’s Jeremy Harford believes they could do a lot worse than looki…
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Committed to continuous improvement: Mestec’s new software features

We can’t champion continuous improvement to our customers without enforcing the principle ourselves, so at Mestec we’re committe…
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Five ways to kick start manufacturing productivity

Productivity growth in the UK today is at its worst since World War II[1]. In fact, the Financial Times states that Britain has ‘lost the…
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Improving worker productivity

Three key workforce performance strategies for achieving your operational KPIs

Your people are your most important assets; change the way you manage your manufacturing workforce’s performance and you’ll start…
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Is ERP good enough for your factory floor?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a suite of applications that a business can use to collect, store, manage and interpret d…
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6 essential KPIs for world-class factory performance

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” so said management consultant Peter Drucker, and this certainly holds true for t…
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8 steps to improve plant performance

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), UK workers produced less during 2014 than they did in 2007. The actual output per wo…
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