Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
Vice President (hr&ir)
S.M.A Robin
Senior Executive, Hr & Admin
Management Consultancy
General Manager Operations
+3 Others

Dear Fellow HR Practitioner,
Pleased to know that recently I shift to a new challenging job in HR. Here I am responsible to increase rate of production. I need suggestion and help how could I do that? what are the basic tools or elements need to know.
Please share your valuable notes and materials with me.
S.M.A Robin
28th October 2017 From Bangladesh, Dhaka
Dear SMA Robin,
If you want to increase production, mere knowledge of HR is not sufficient. You may go through the concepts of Production Management. Production is part of supply chain. Therefore, you need to understand your complete supply chain also.
Dinesh Divekar
28th October 2017 From India, Bangalore
Dear Robin,
Learn the business very well, understand how the current production is functioning, spend a good time in learning and understanding the production process. Wlak and talk on the production floor with the workers floor for few days. Then, understand the current incentive scheme, who are the workers, how they are currently compensated. What are the factors, that motivate the workers?
In one of my company, we were able to reach optimum production targets just in 12 months time. We motivated and set small targets first, once they achieved those targets, we set slightly higher targets. Progressively, we were able to set higher targets, which had taken for the same factory in Malaysia and Spain.
Wish you good luck
Dolphy Goveas
Jakarta, Indonesia
29th October 2017 From India, Madras
Hi there. It is rarely the case that the HR would be assigned with increasing production rates due to the limited knowledge this function usually has for the business itself. I agree with the suggestions above - you need to get familiar with the business to know its flows. I would suggest having regular meetings with the managers of the respective groups and discuss current issues. It is possible that productivity is low due to technical issues with software or machine that is causing delay in employee's delivery or difficult relationship with a Vendor - to sum up - it may be due to reasons outside the control of the employees. If this is not the case you can dig into the issues as recognized by the management or the workers themselves - it is always a good idea to listen to what they have to say. And, of course - make sure all people take their respective time off - this always increase productivity + you don't have to worry about paying off these days or having someone OoO for a month just before the end of the year. I hope this helps.
29th October 2017 From Bulgaria, Sofia
Dear Robin: Your organisation is highly laudable for recognising that HR contributes in increasing productivity, consigning to the dust bin the theory that HRM is a staff function and is limited to the sidelines.
As to your query regarding the role of HRM in increasing productivity, HR has to lead the tasks in increasing employee motivation and morale. There are various tools and techniques for it and it depends on the organisational diagnosis. Without understanding the details, it is not proper to suggest any specific measure. But a definite step HR has to take is in developing a proper Incentive Scheme for the unit.
30th October 2017 From India, Mumbai
Make some training program for production area. like process flow for machine, for Maint., etc. and trained them.
30th October 2017 From India, Ghaziabad
Hello Everyone!
Motion Study could be an effective tool for increasing productivity.
Thank you
A K M Abidur Rahman
31st October 2017 From Bangladesh, Dhaka
Dear all,
In my opinion HR need not to handle the production rate.
It is the responsibility of Production Manager.
HR suggestions are required to reduce rate of attrition due to missing or insufficient of welfare activity which affects the production rate.
31st October 2017 From India, Bengaluru
Dear Mr.Robin,
As HR Point of view we have several opportunity to increase the productivity as directly & indirectly too,
1. Zero Absenteeism or Reducing Absenteeism
2. Identifying Employees Skill Gaps and Full fill their skillgaps
3. Increase Training effectiveness with new concept like present production defects identifying solving and etc.
the above activities definitely will support Productivity.
Executive director - Human Resource.
2nd November 2017 From India, Bengaluru
Thanks and appreciate Mr. Hariprasath Sir, Mr. Manjunath Sir, Mr. Abidur Rahman Sir, Mr. Harish Sir, Mr. KK Sir, Mr. Dolphy Goveas Sir and Mr. Dinesh Divekar Sir for your valuable advice and sharing. I am a learner. keep me your prayer so I can learn more and more.
2nd November 2017 From Bangladesh, Dhaka
Dear Mr. Robin ji,
First we [HR] has to understand the roll of Production in the respective organisation. Then the roll of Production Manager etc. as said in the above its a supply chain and interlink to various departments and factors. For your knowledge the below some knowing factors of Production management.
The production manager forms a very important and defining part of the organization structure of an engineering company. The responsibilities of a production manager can be summarized as follows.
1) Forecasting the requirements of the production in order to achieve the production target.
2) Making most efficient utilization of the available sources for production.
3) Minimizing ‘throughput time’ and ‘work in process inventory’. This can be achieved by systematic production planning and also by very efficient execution of the plans.
4) One of the most important responsibility of a production manager deals with reducing material handling cost, which generally is achieved by the use of efficient material handling system and also by using plant layouts which must be developed in a proper or correct way.
5) Reducing the quality cost with the help of analysis of non conformances on periodic basis and also by following suitable actions (both corrective and preventive).
6) Building team spirit among the workmen and also motivating by means of personal involvement. This task of motivation can also be achieved by designing and implementing suitable financial incentive schemes.
7) To device accurate methodology involving method study of manufacturing, along with the other engineering economic principles.
8 ) Improving the productivity level of the workers on continuous basis by workmen’s training and by bringing into use the standards of the performance derived from work measurement studies etc.
4th November 2017 From India, Kakinada
Dear Robin .... In addition to above suggestion ...u can go for some more option as below but take help of production people before implementing : 1. Use On the spot reward . 2. Monetary reward for individual and team for higher output . 3. Make QC team for improvement. 4. Understand "Throughput" in process by using production people ...Read book "The Goal" for understanding it
20th November 2017 From India, undefined
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