Running an efficient operations is a difficult task with an ever extending list of issues to deal with.
Operational productivity, health & safety and output are just a few on a long list of priorities. Add the impact of Covid-19 to this and your job has only become tougher. With all of this noise going on, simply maintaining your operations can seem like a good enough position to be in.
However, operating on this basis you could be creating more risk than you are aware of. One area that could be holding your business back is a lack of effective automated machinery. On top of that these systems need regular maintenance to ensure they are positively impacting your operations.
Keeping your automated machinery running as efficiently as possible should be a part of your standard operational plan. These machines keep your business running efficiently and often perform tasks crucial to the output of your operations.
The pandemic has displayed the importance of strong business processes that are adaptable regardless of the working climate. A 2021 McKinsley global Institute survey of 800 executives noted that "They have accelerated the deployment of digitization and automation during the Covid-19 pandemic".
If your automated machinery is not being regularly serviced, you could be risking: