James Wood, Director of Factory & Activplant Product Lines at Aptean – a leading enterprise software provider – discusses the importance of achieving employee buy-in with a synchronised manufacturing solution.
For any manufacturing organisation, achieving the highest levels of operational excellence is built upon the engagement of its employees. Employees are expected to be active in collecting information, surfacing and resolving problems, and recommending improvements that could be made as a result.
Unfortunately all too often, their insight is not acted upon and the impact on factory-floor morale is considerable. They feel like they are simply doing it ‘for the sake of doing it’. When an employee feels that the tasks they are being asked to do have no positive impact on them and the way they work, they almost immediately become disengaged with the entire process.