Industry challenges

Improving profit margins and manufacturing efficiency

The fate of your business and shareholders interest rest upon your ability to maintain good profit margins, yet variable energy and raw material prices as well as increased competition from globalisation make margins increasingly unpredictable.

While profitability and market share might be threatened by external factors that are out of your control.  You can mitigate their negative impact by increasing control over internal factors such as your workforce productivity and manufacturing efficiency.

When no two jobs are the same, it’s very difficult to get a true view of the labour content, and you’re more likely to base prices on standard costs. This lack of visibility of product profitability can threaten your market competitiveness.

The MESTEC solution

Our solution enables you to gain insight into labour content and product costings, streamline your batch manufacturing processes and improve delivery efficiency. 

Visibility is key for optimising batch processes, and MESTEC’s manufacturing management platform illuminates every aspect of your processes, enabling you to quickly pinpoint any slack or any errors in production. With enhanced insight into everything from your workforce’s productivity to skills management, you will be able to take strict control over all aspects of your manufacturing and engineering processes.

Features and benefits

Increase control over your factory workforce, workflows and profits
  • Labour costs
  • Material costs and waste
  • Work-in progress tracking
  • On-time delivery
  • Profit margins through product costing
  • Set-up costs and costs of batches and small runs
  • Approved workflows with step-by-step instructions for permanent and temporary staff
  • Actual vs standard labour costs
  • Non-conformance management
  • Time and resource wastage, enabling you to increase capacity
  • Skills management, to keep your workforce safe and compliant
  • Inventory visibility and stock control
Streamlined end-to-end operations
  • Respond with agility to fluctuating demand
  • React fast to changes in economic conditions
  • Consolidate multiple management processes into one standardised manufacturing system
  • Real-time data improves forecasting and planning, stabilising and reducing variability in the supply chain
Improved internal processes
  • Collect production and quality data to inform improvements
  • Implement workflow prompts and checks for employees to ensure best practice
  • Increased product yield
  • Reduced product development and release time
  • Streamlined batch processes (by pinpointing bottlenecks and reducing variability)
  • Optimised waste management
  • Increased labour productivity
Superior quality control and management
  • Ability to scan and record batch numbers
  • Built-in checks on safety and quality regulations to ensure compliance
  • Alert system for non-conformance issues
  • Reduced variability in design transfer
  • Traceable products and processes in the supply chain
  • Increased efficiency and performance of machinery and equipment
Better cost control (labour and materials)
  • Material waste analysis
  • High inventory visibility and stock control
  • Lean manufacturing and workforce management
  • Enhanced Bills of Materials (BoM) and inventory management
  • Reduced risk of compliance, protecting your brand and reducing product risk
Improved profit margins through:
  • Superior manufacturing efficiency
  • Improved predictability of product quality, enabling larger batches
  • Waste elimination
  • Increased capacity through streamlined use of resource and labour
Clarified, granular reporting ability
  • Real-time data allowing cross-section analysis of plant performance
  • In depth business intelligence
  • Reliable, easy to use dashboard

Case Studies