From our years of experience in successfully directing and managing manufacturing operations, we have identified processes within operations that have a significant influence on performance but can be difficult to measure.
The processes we assess are; Leadership, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Quality, Planning, Continuous Improvement, People and Customer focus. These components either drive or make a vital contribution to operational performance.
Why is this important?
In manufacturing businesses the cost of sales primarily, labour, materials and transport, tends to be over 60% of turnover. Thereby, operational performance has the most significant influence on gross margin contribution.
The level one online assessment
You have completed the level one self-assessment macro view of your operation and the responses you have given to the nine questions provide an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the operation. By compiling the resultant data, the following report is generated which offers an overview of the current status of the seven operational components and guidance as to where improvement can be made. The report will also identify the areas that would benefit from a more detailed assessment.
OAG high level assessments
OAG have a range of assessments; from macro to micro and from self to independent. The high level assessments enable you to apply your own standards, set aspirations and analyse the gap for each component. The highest level assessment delivers full operations due diligence with an improvement strategy and features; a detailed analysis, diagnostics, a tailored report plus improvement plan, presentation and gap closing financial benefits.
Our goal is to give you a detailed analysis of where the business operations are right now and then assist in driving operational excellence and improving gross margin.
How is the level one report scores?
Your responses to the online assessment questions have been compiled to arrive at an overall score for each component. The score achieved is used to define the current status of the manufacturing operation.
There are three status bands Red, Amber, Green:
Scores in the Red band indicate processes require improvement.
The Amber band indicates that the processes exist but not all of them are functioning at the required level and will require improvement.
The Green band suggests that the processes are operating according to requirements. To achieve the next level of performance improvement may need a more detailed assessment.
The report contains your result, an overview of the status of each of the seven components of operations and guidance as to the next steps.