4 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Productivity


A company that runs at peak efficiency is a company that saves money. Getting a business to operate well might take a few tweaks. But by implementing a few timely maneuvers, you’ll potentially help improve your company’s productivity. Let’s take a look at four ways to do this below.

1. Preventative Maintenance

Reliable maintenance is the way to go. Rather than waiting for a problem to happen, fixing the problem, and then moving on, reliable maintenance takes a different approach. Identify when equipment requires inspection so that you can catch any potential issues ahead of time. 

If you discover that specific components seem to break more regularly, tweak the maintenance plan. Change the frequency of preventative maintenance checks, so your team can catch potential problems before they become business-stopping issues. This simple move could help save the company big bucks.

2. Keep High-Dollar Equipment at the Ready

Breakdowns happen. When your equipment breaks down, do you have a carefully maintained storeroom of essentials, or do you have to wait for new components to arrive? If long shipping times have you feeling down, and production is at a standstill, there’s a better way. After all, 80% of all goods are carried by water, according to Statista. Get ahead of the game. 

Create a log of the critical components that either take an extended time to ship your way or cost your company a lot of money every day you have a particular machine sitting idle. Stock the storeroom with the necessary items your business requires for optimum efficiency. When a breakdown does occur, you won’t have to wait. You’ll be able to get your business up and running again in no time. 

3. Use a Maintenance Work Order

The idea of extra paperwork may give you pause, but a maintenance work order is a great way to gain incredible data you may not have otherwise. A work order clarifies what areas of your business are costing you money. What keeps breaking down? Where is all the maintenance time going? Learning about these bottlenecks can help you adjust your business.

While it may seem complicated to get employees on board, requiring a maintenance work order with every request gives you a unique look at future budget needs. Does it take maintenance teams too long to handle specific issues? Are breakdowns happening more regularly? What’s the average response time? Armed with all of that data could give you a clearer picture of your maintenance processes (and where there’s room for improvement) than you would have otherwise.

4. Minimize SAP Blind Spots

When a standard SAP solution doesn’t appear, you don’t have to keep suffering from inefficiency. From maintenance to sales to purchasing and manufacturing, there are great tools and SAP solutions to fit your business. Did you know that 99 of the 100 largest companies use SAP for their business? 

Find documents fast, load in batch documents, and even mass import documentation with ease, at least when you choose a state-of-the-art solution. Paperless manufacturing for SAP can help your company spend less time shuffling cumbersome paper files and more time getting things done. 

The Bottom Line

Make this an excellent year. Work on preventative, not reactionary, maintenance and keep those pricier components on hand. Take advantage of maintenance work orders to give you a new level of transparency. Shrink your SAP blind spots with paperless solutions. Reduce individual workloads by putting the right processes in place. Doing so will help improve your company’s productivity. Good luck


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