Encourage improved efficiency to improve productivity

Published:  03 March, 2017

Gosport-based Lean business specialists, Fedden USP, says it has recently commissioned a report entitled Productive Nation? which looks at how leading organisations define productivity – a key area of focus for many businesses in 2017.

Global engineering and strategic, technical and environmental consultancy, Ricardo plc, which has a Technical Centre in Shoreham, West Sussex, made a valuable contribution to the report. Chief executive, Dave Shemmans (pictured), firmly believes that employees should be rewarded for what they do to improve efficiency as this is key to improving productivity.

Shemmans says: “Encouraging ideas for improving productivity is as valuable as any customer service programmes and this is fundamental to any business to ensure sustainability. With today’s price pressures, productivity gains are the way to remain competitive. ”

Continually achieving cost reduction is a real challenge for an already efficient business, so a company needs to find new things to sell that it can charge more for and improve productivity, according to Shemmans. IT can deliver some efficiencies in terms of maximising time as work can be passed across departments or from one country to another to achieve 24 hour working when it is required. And with technology continually changing, processes can be improved indefinitely.

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Gosport-based Lean business specialists, Fedden USP, has recently

commissioned a report entitled Productive Nation? which looks at how leading

organisations define productivity – a key area of focus for many businesses in

2017. 

Global engineering and strategic, technical and environmental

consultancy, Ricardo plc, which has a Technical Centre in Shoreham, West

Sussex, made a valuable contribution to the report. Chief Executive, Dave

Shemmans, firmly believes that employees should be rewarded for what they do to

improve efficiency as this is key to improving productivity.          

Shemmans says: “Encouraging ideas for improving productivity is as

valuable as any customer service programmes and this is fundamental to any

business to ensure sustainability. With today’s price pressures, productivity

gains are the way to remain competitive. ”

Continually achieving cost reduction is a real challenge for an already

efficient business, so a company needs to find new things to

sell that it can charge more for and improve productivity, according to

Shemmans. IT can deliver some efficiencies in terms of maximising time as work

can be passed across departments or from one country to another to achieve 24 hour

working when it is required. And with technology continually changing,

processes can be improved indefinitely.

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