How to Make the Most of Your Workers’ Productivity

Honing productivity is an art as much as it is a skill. Deriving methodologies to enhance the outcomes of already productive endeavors is a maneuver that must be taken in the material handling, procurement, and supply chain fields. Whether it be in a factory, warehouse, or facility of multiple purposes there are many approaches you can take to make the most of your worker’s productivity. Are you looking for a few new ways to drive that bottom line and optimize efficiency? Well here is how you can get it done:

1. Track Operator Performance– Tracking operator performance is an essential ingredient to find a recipe for success. In practicing such a behavior, you can achieve many profound achievements. First, areas of improvement become easier to identify. For those operators that need to step up their game, you can find out where they are going wrong and implement solutions. For those already getting the job done, incentives can be introduced. Award your operators for top performances and share in the mastery of their work. In doing this, you will cultivate a transformative environment that encourages personal development, growth, and diligence. The attitude of workers will change dramatically and inspire personnel to give it their all across the board.

2. Telematics – Telematic report cards are another great way to make the most of your workforce productivity. The metrics tell the whole story that the human eye miss. Every detail documented and every figure calibrated to achieve and meet benchmarks. According to the source itself, the component SX/VX measures forklift travel times, speed, load on/off times, idle times, and job tracking. These statistics are essential in finding those productive spots and making the most of them. It’s been said that today’s telematics platforms monitor labor productivity and benchmarks any results that rise above the norm. Thus, if you wish to take your enterprise to new heights, investing in this software is a must do.

3. Praise – The best way to drive productivity is to encourage it. Offering praise to employees can go a long way. First off, workers will feel appreciated, cherished, and supported. In many work environments, personnel feel as they though are lacking such things from many of their administrative and management leaders.  Therefore, this is a rudimentary aspect that must be introduced into the workplace. The more your workers do the more you should do for your workers. Praise is one of the easiest and basic ways to do just that.

Making the most of worker productivity is no tall task if you invest in the right approaches and interfaces. Between telematic software, operator assessment, and encouragement, your workforce can aspire to shatter goals and objectives. Therefore, if you are looking to make a change in your material handling business or continue the momentum, applying one or more of these three suggestions will be sure to make an impact today!

About Tom Reddon

Tom has been involved in the forklift industry since 1986. He loves doing research, blogging, and speaking about forklifts. You can contact Tom on his Twitter or Google+ profiles.

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