Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/24/2014 -- Manufacturers’ Pain Points, a weekly newsletter, reviewed how manufacturers are faced with increasing labor costs in the October 20th issue. The weekly e-newsletter identifies manufacturing pain points that many industrial leaders are facing. To subscribe to the newsletter, go to: http://pdpsolutions.com/subscribe-to-enews.
The newsletter explored how manufacturers, particularly operations managers facing pressures to reduce labor costs, may consider hiring lower wage workers as part of a strategic process. Too often, following the early retirement of knowledge-based shop floor workers, machine failures increase and the cost of downtime exceed the projected cost-savings. The net result is paying exorbitant emergency technical assistance fees, when employee retention of experienced workers would have mitigated the crisis. Reinforcing the value of older manufacturing workers keeps them on the job, less eager to retire.
The newsletter also examined how enforcing adoption of change by employees seems axiomatic for the plans of a new and improved manufacturing process. Change has to be introduced and continuously reinforced otherwise shop floor workers become resentful, skeptical, and even hostile toward new processes. New processes require communication, reinforcement, and validation for all procedures. New SOPs (standard operating procedures) are changes in the role of manufacturing workers; shop floor information and verification must be accessible for employees to demonstrate what is required and expected.
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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. Follow PDP Solutions on Twitter @ownyourculture.