- Sector : HR
- Time saved : 30 hours/week
- Money saved : € 18,720/annually
We have been asked to review existing processes and procedures within the organisation
and propose improvement solutions.
Some of the issues were highlighted:
Our aim was to
reduce cycle times,
eliminate defects and
enhance its productivity and quality.
Lean and Kaizen all the way.
From our experience, we know, that employees might be scared that their job might be at risk with all the robotisation. We ensured all employees that the automations that we will implement won't make anyone redundant, but it will improve quality and make their day more productive. Their skills are more important and need to be used efficiently during the day and 'robots' will only help them to perform better day on day.
In order to find it out and fix, we mapped existing processes and analysed them. We have identified the major areas of strengths and weaknesses.
We also wanted to increase employees' morale and make employees' work more enjoyable, because happier employees lead to higher productivity.
We wanted to engage every employee in this transformation. The more time we spent with each person, the more details we were given and this helped us to get enough information to know each process better and propose better solutions for improvements.
The more the tasks owner was engaged in the project, the better results we achieved.
Also, the higher engagement rate during the project, the higher effectiveness level of the project when completed.
The business was seeing a time save within a matter of days.
30 hours saved * 52 weeks in a year = 1560 hours saved
(number of total hours saved) * (hourly rate paid to employee carrying tasks) = total savings
1560 * € National Minimum Wage = € total savings
1560 h * € 10.30 = € 16,068 per annum (National Minimum Wage employee)
1560 h * € 12.00 = € 18,720 per annum (average of hourly wage of employees in this project)
Our solutions were implemented to meet higher volume of work when company expands. The beauty of automation is that there is no need to hire more employees as it works well no matter how small or big the workload is. Our solutions can meet increased demand in business in no time.
During this project we were called names (nice ones!) and at the end we were the Shiny People ♥.