Factories and the environment: How to make it work

Factory and the environment

Your factory’s profitability and environmental impact are linked like never before. Since the Paris Agreement of 2015, the international community has been focused on hitting carbon reduction targets, including achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. As we’ll explain, this has significant ramifications for manufacturing.  And, we’ll show you that a more eco-friendly factory can not only […]

Factory performance: how to level up your game

Factory performance

It’s surprising just how much is wasted in manufacturing. From literal waste to squandered costs, most factories are fairly porous operations. Plug a few leaks in your processes and you can see significant growth. So, how can you assess your current performance and improve on it sustainably?  In this blog, we’ll cover: What’s factory performance? […]

How delivery impacts your factory’s ability to be competitive

Delivery costs affect your factory

Delivery processes in factories don’t always get the recognition they deserve, and the reality is that they can make or break your business. Just as much as quality control processes, your delivery processes directly affect your ability to stay competitive, profitable, and scalable. Seeing that delivery management platforms can reduce costs by up to 20%, […]

How factory costs affect you and what to do about it

Factory costs in factory

There are many different ways in which your factory can face waste, and costs are one of them. If you want your factory to be profitable, you need to keep your costs consistent and avoid waste as much as you possibly can. The best way to do this is by using digital tools that help […]

Quick guide to quality control for manufacturing

Quality control in factory

Quality control is, alongside production planning, one of the most important processes in your factory regarding reducing waste and maximising output, customer satisfaction, and profitability. So why do so many companies get such a crucial part of their processes wrong?   We’ll take a look at that —and much more!— in this blog. Today, we’ll be […]

Factory safety measures and how to enforce them

Safety measures in factory

You already know how complex factory environments are, with many moving parts and a variety of things that can go wrong at the drop of a hat. That’s why ensuring you’ve got the appropriate safety measures in your factory is paramount. Today, we bring you a complete guide on maintaining a safe environment in your […]

Gemba walk: Everything you need to know to do it right

Gemba walk in a factory

Gemba walks are the bread and butter of effective shop floor management, so it’s vital to know how to implement them right and what to avoid when you’re in the middle of one. Today, we’ll be covering: What’s a Gemba walk Key elements of a Gemba walk Why are Gemba walks relevant for lean manufacturing […]

The Kanban method for lean manufacturing

Kanban method for lean manufacturing

You already know how important efficiency and waste reduction are for effective manufacturing, but do you know how the Kanban method relates to lean manufacturing and strives for operational excellence? Get ready to soak in everything there is to know about this pillar of lean manufacturing. Today, we’ll be covering: What is the Kanban method? […]

7 ways to improve your Shop Floor Operations

7 Maneiras de melhorar as operações no chão de fábrica

After your design phase, your shop floor operations are the heart of your factory and the whole success of your organisation. To have a truly effective shop floor at all times, you need to implement some strategies to optimise your operations.  Today, we tell you 7 ways to get your shop floor to another level, […]

Shop floor management in a few easy steps

Shop floor management in a factory line

In the world of industrial operations, efficiency and productivity are paramount to success.  One of the key drivers of success in any factory is effective shop floor management. Among its many advantages, effective shop floor management helps you optimise your processes, use your resources effectively, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. In today’s blog, […]