consists of many moving parts: to eliminate waste, to improve facilities, labor, equipment,
production and utilization; to improve methods; to quantify and balance
workloads; to manage constraints, space utilization and product flow.
In your problem manufacturing operations, what actually happens? JPR is experienced at
independent workplace analysis. We provide hands-on attention to observe, time,
measure, compare actual to expectations; then to suggest improvements.
Your own specific opportunities, problems, priorities and budget will suggest a desirable
focus of attention and timing.
Jackson Productivity Research offers several targeted approaches, listed in the menu
above. Call on us to assist to find manufacturing-related shortcomings, and to suggest
The analysis and focus of our study can be narrow or larger, to achieve cost-effective expectations.
Choose a topic based on your own objectives.
Work study activity throughout the organization, to eliminate waste; to determine just how long the job takes, for costing. to set output and performance expectations and schedules. The first step to improve an operation is to observe exactly what happens. Is that what you expected? What you want? If so, how long does it take?
Capacity and Constraints
Quantify and balance workloads (low, heavy, uneven); to identify and manage constraints, to improve methods. After you improve bottleneck one, there will be others. Prioritize and resolve.
to enhance space utilization, product flow, growth, building capacity. To relieve a jam-packed plant. As with other actions, address the objectives to achieve the biggest bang for your buck,
Reshore, Onshore, Rightshore, De-link
is a growing, current trend, to overcome the recent supply chain issues. An interesting fact is that your own people can already perform many of the useful solutions, such as finding new vendors. Click the menu page for your own operation manual and how-to guide.
can be formal or ad-hoc, targeted or routine. From boardroom to the factory floor, there are a multitude of ideas.
Books on Manufacturing Productivity The site host declines to put this into the menu; five active Amazon books are at https://www.jacksonproductivity.com/books-on-manufacturing-productivity.
Where can productivity principles apply? For instance,
Whether your process is old or new, manufacturing or support, manual or labor intensive, made for stock or to order; productivity is important. The same guidelines apply, with different details.
JPR is physically located in the Intermountain-West; we have consulted in some 26 states and internationally.
To be honest, these productivity techniques aren’t rocket science. And definitely, one size does not fit all. JPR can help you to identify and quantify your opportunities, and to implement improvement rapidly according to your individual circumstances. You and JPR would first select a focus, to get the largest return most effectively, then achieve the desired result.
JPR can lead, participate, or train, especially if your resources are overburdened or inexperienced. The benefits will be quickly evident on the P&L and in your output.
Call please, at no obligation, to discuss a next step. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 843-422-1298.
JPR offers guidance on productivity topics, free work measurement forms, and examples of productive plant layouts, at https://jacksonproductivity.net.