Manufacturing Operations at Operations Oracle

Ensuring manufacturing operations are running smoothly is crucial.

To paraphrase Mr Micawber, if the sales team sell a product for £10 and the costs are £9
happiness, if the costs are £11 misery. For either scenario the role of operations remains the same, to improve performance and reduce costs. However, there is far more stress involved when making a loss.

When performance is below the required standard, the tendency is to try and isolate the errant component and take improvement action. Great strides are made identifying ‘low hanging fruit’ and eliminating the problem.
From our experience, as the opportunities become less obvious, this approach has the more likely outcome that only a part of the problem will be addressed. As well with only limited sustainable improvement gained.

When all the ‘low hanging fruit has gone’ there is a requirement for a different approach.


At Operations Oracle we recognise that manufacturing operations are made up of many symbiotic components. All of which interact to produce operational performance.


Peter Drucker famously once said; ‘If you can’t measure something, you can’t improve it.’


To this end, Operations Oracle is pleased to announce the arrival of their detailed independent assessment model – designed to deal with this increased complexity.

The assessment tool allows the setting of aspirational goals for each component and its subcomponents. The independent assessment determines the current status and closing the gap will drive operational performance improvement.

When all the ‘low hanging fruit has gone’ you use the operation oracle assessment tool to generate further improvement.


To try the tool and assess your manufacturing operations, simply click here.



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