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Achieving Excellence in Manufacturing
ADI's proactive, science-based approach builds a continuous improvement mindset while reducing human variance.
In an era of ever-increasing global competition, the manufacturing sector is challenged to produce world-class quality products on schedule and at an affordable price. Responsible production practices must also ensure that worker safety is ingrained in daily work activities and management practices.
Demographic changes have shortened the supply of frontline employees experienced in technical manufacturing or maintenance, forcing companies to hire workers with little industrial work experience. This requires stronger systems and processes for managing performance, despite cost-cutting practices that leave management cadres thin-staffed and overloaded.
Many manufacturers have adopted an operational excellence approach to help them address production issues. Any continuous improvement approach, whether it is focused on quality, process, productivity, or strategy execution, involves identifying critical practices or behaviors at different levels of the organization. It’s not enough to simply specify best practices. All stakeholders must adopt these best practices until they become habits. Developing sustained behavior change and generating discretionary effort requires a scientific understanding of why people do what they do, and why they may resist some change efforts that are needed to stay competitive in the current global economy. Having leaders who understand how to apply the laws of behavior effectively is a competitive advantage.
Behavior science has taught us how to influence behavior with precision and positive side effects. ADI uses these principles to build tools and practices leaders can use in the workplace to produce better results by strengthening key behaviors and eliminating human variance. A behavioral approach helps leaders at any level maximize their impact and reduce their own re-work in their management duties. Skillful use of behavioral principles such as positive reinforcement helps build work relationships, leads to more sustainable performance improvement, and improves the company culture.
ADI’s performance improvement consultants have been providing this behavioral expertise to organizations for more than 40 years. We have helped improve operational efficiency, transform organizational cultures, and ensure leadership engagement and accountability through positive, proactive leadership practices. Regardless of your strategic objectives, if you are responsible for motivating others in a manufacturing environment and need to improve your leadership’s ability to generate enthusiasm and consistency in performance, we can help.
Contact us today to learn how to apply a scientific approach to creating a culture of manufacturing excellence.
Here are just a few ways ADI supports you in applying sound behavioral principles to motivate and sustain performance excellence.
This business bestseller has it all!
If you are looking for ways to maximize employee performance and earn discretionary effort, look no further than the behavioral tools and principles discussed in the book “Bringing Out the Best in People,” Aubrey Daniels delivers step-by-step instruction and positive practices that any reader can apply.
Need help with business challenges in manufacturing? Here are a few ADI can help you with:
A large equipment manufacturer benefited from Kaizen implementation, but also struggled to maintain the demands of the process. This case study presents key information that could benefit future implementation teams working on behavioral management processes and/or continuous improvement programs.
When incidents and accidents occur, management typically rushes to identify and discipline the responsible person(s). Yet most of these events are the result of a combination of root causes. The primary goal of investigations should be to ensure that similar incidents do not happen again. Read on for a discussion of maintaining trust and respect while ensuring accountability for safety…
When manufacturers expand globally, they can be overwhelmed by new cultures, languages, and customs. Fortunately, the laws of behavior do not change. They apply equally to people of all cultures, geographies, and industries. Read on for how to deliver efficient and effective positive reinforcement, no matter where in the world you use them.
Creating a positive safety culture can be one of the most difficult challenges an organization faces. There are seven foundational keys to help guide you through, including the relentless pursuit and elimination of hazards. Read on for the remaining six keys to a positive safety culture…
Effective Coaching Helps Build Manufacturing Workforce Excellence.
Download the infographic for 5 tips to improve your coaching effectiveness and to establish yourself as a reinforcer to others.
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