How to Manage Technology, Facilities, and Manufacturing Better
Just as the goal of Chapter 4 was to improve the overall productivity of employees, the goal of this chapter is to improve the overall productivity of your technology, facilities, and manufacturing, which not only contributes to your operating margins, but also to employee productivity. These three areas of your business are tools that help it achieve optimum success. If the tools are not needed, get rid of them. If they are needed but are not being used effectively, change your approach to leverage them more fully. Most important, stop ignoring them and assuming they are costs you just have to deal with. You need to treat your technology, facilities, and manufacturing areas as investments that get a positive return.