Value of the human brain Vs Cost of the hands.

In any environment, those on the front lines see ways to complete a task easier, faster, cheaper, better, simply because they are doing it all the time,  it is just that we usually do not listen enough when the front line employees they try to tell us, and once bitten twice shy.

Labor costs are typically seen as an expense, something to be trimmed and  managed,  rather than as an investment that can be optimised and leveraged.

All the fancy computer programs, training, and supervision in the world will not even begin to replace the value of an engaged employee who has some control over his environment, and recognition for making it more effective. 

What is it like in your factory?

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StrategyAudit is a boutique strategy and marketing consultancy concentrating on the challenges of the medium sized manufacturing businesses that make up the backbone of our economy. The particular focus is on their strategic and marketing development. as well as the business and operational efficiency improvements necessary for day to day commercial survival. We not only give advice, we go down "into the weeds" to ensure and enable implementation.
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