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Pain Points of Manufacturers Newsletter Looks at Lean Productivity and Employees

Pain Points of Manufacturers Newsletter Looks at Lean Productivity and Employees


Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/04/2014 -- Manufacturers’ Pain Points, a weekly newsletter, examined the relationship between Lean and company communication culture in manufacturing in the October 27th issue. The weekly e-newsletter identifies manufacturing pain points that many industrial leaders are facing.

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The newsletter highlighted an article in Plant Services magazine by Phil Minter, “Talking about Lean without addressing employee concerns and fears is wasted breath. The leading concern about Lean among employees typically relates to job loss, so leaders need to address the issue head-on. If management is willing to commit that no job loss will result from Lean implementation, that news is sure to attract employees’ attention in positive ways.” Beyond implementation of Lean employees need to see shop floor data reflecting how their efforts are reducing waste in the company, resulting in job stability and even bonuses.

The newsletter also examined the results of an extensive survey of 69 manufacturing organization, Zafar Ahmed of Texas A&M University-Commerce co–authored a paper about resistance to implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The findings revealed that resistance to change is negatively related to achievement of predetermined goals and change management initiatives have a direct positive impact on user satisfaction. This research concludes that the human factor is very important in ERP's implementation.

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About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (PDP) Solutions is a software development company providing an internal, innovative, and interactive communications system for manufacturing plant floor employees. Patented combination of software and touch-sensitive employee information kiosks bring vital and important information to the plant floor in a non-desk employee environment. PDP proves that Employee Engagement results in quantifiable productivity improvement.

The impacts of improved internal communications, via interactive design, delivers an employee-centric engagement system driving improved employee retention, best-practice lean productivity, and increased bottom-line profitability.

Unlike desktop solutions promising better engagement, The PDP solution (http://www.pdpsolutions.com) is uniquely suited to on-the-move plant floor production employees ensuring a simple and straightforward way to access key company metrics and other information. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day.

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