Steps for a successful re-launch of manufacturing operations

Steps for a successful re-launch of manufacturing operations

As manufacturing has started to open and re-launch production, collective efforts are required to manage and adjust to the new work place norms. Manufactures must adapt to evolving business environment and strategize to ensure team member confidence.

Re-launch activities based on federal / local government’s advisories and operational limitations:

Workforce Safety

  • Provide suitable PPEs with on-site thermal screening
  • Ensure physical distancing by reconfiguring production lines and/or implementing protective dividers
  • Train and counsel workforce to adjust to new working conditions
  • Implement preventative and containment plans for virus spread
  • Partner with workforce to gage workplace sentiments

Supplier Management

  • Monitor supplier performance and provide support as required to reduce supplier distress
  • Return to Pre-COVID production quality standards throughout the supply chain

Internal Task Force

  • Develop and maintain cross-functional task force to:
    • Rapid communication of changes to internal and external teams
    • Bring attention of crisis team to all issues big or small
  • Adapt re-launch activities based on developing inputs related to workforce and supply base

Re-launch Constraints

  • Determine production constraints to plan build schedules and workforce requirements considering:
    • Customer needs
    • Market shifts
    • Supplier/ Component availability
    • Logistics bottlenecks
    • Production efficiency

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