Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill.
A manufacturing company is bound to deal with failed projects at some point or the other. Whether the failure is due to a single event or multitude of issues, these failures form the backbone of a learning experience. Though electricians and mechanical engineers find it difficult to acknowledge failures, acceptance will help in overcoming manufacturing failures.
1) Plan and prepare
Preparation is the key when it comes to failed projects. Extensive planning which includes project scheduling, resource allocation, and meetings lays the foundation for a successful project. If you have a clear picture of your manufacturing process from the starting, the chances of deviating from the benchmark are difficult. Therefore, make planning a priority and invest time in discussing the timeline, cost, and expectation. Also, manufacturing processes are complex and require a lot of people working together to achieve the goal.
2) Train the employees
Do your electrical and mechanical engineers have the desired technical and domain knowledge? What is their performance level? Think twice before skipping the training of your employees. Therefore, focus on training your workers and instilling the knowledge to carry out work in the production line. According to a study, companies that invest $1500 per employee on training, witnesses an average of 24% more profit than those who invest less. Training changes the game and creates a thin line of difference between success and failure.
3) Recognize the warning signs
In manufacturing, recognizing the red flags and warning signs is crucial other it disrupts the entire assembly line. If the process-control is showing signs of irregularities and the custom-built machinery are producing sub-standard products, it’s time you rework on them rather than waking up after devastation has occurred. Early detection of potential loopholes in manufacturing saves the company from project failure.
4) Enhance communication
More than 57% of the projects fail due to insufficient communication. Lack of communication in the manufacturing sector leaves the team members struggling to complete their work. Therefore, in your plant identify the roles of every team member and communicate the same to the stakeholders. Also, prioritize communication channels to talk openly with your employees.
5) Document and track
Keep a hawk-eye on your processes and document everything that you do. Documentation helps you know whether you are heading in the right direction or not. Failure to track project milestones results in disorganization, which ultimately fails.
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