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The Productivity Hub

Through this platform, we hope to learn and impart knowledge/understanding on the critical topics currently facing New Zealand businesses. We want to build a community where we can learn and help build bussiness up. We will issue regular digital updates, resources and business news while also gathering feedback from our database contacts.

LMAC looks to the future of work

Over the last three years, LMAC have invested heavily in R&D and partnership development in anticipation of the next big change for manufacturers — integrated technology that will deliver a much needed increase in future facing productivity. For too long,

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Product Stewardship – Reduce Waste in Aotearoa

We’re supporting a nationwide initiative to reduce waste in Aotearoa. We’d love your help to measure the impact of a campaign promoting #productstewardship. To do that simply fill in this 2-3 minute survey from our friends at the Sustainable Business Network.

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It can be too easy to delay activities, when the times are tough! Richard McPhail, LeaderBrand GM, had planned an operational strategy session with his team. This unfortunately coincided with Level 4 isolation due to COVID19. It would have been

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Virtual Whiteboards

In recent weeks many of our clients have been making the transition from running face to face team meetings to holding remote and online team reviews. We have been providing support to a number of these teams as they work

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Complete the questions below to test your data maturity.

Over the next two years, which three of the 14 key performance indicators do you most want to improve on as a business?

Make a note of these before you carry on reading.

The key 14 performance indicator categories:


  • Asset & equipment efficiency
  • Inventory efficiency
  • Materials efficiency
  • Utilities efficiency
  • Workforce efficiency


  • Planning & scheduling effectiveness
  • Production flexibility
  • Workforce flexibility


  • Time to market
  • Time to delivery


  • Product quality
  • Process quality
  • Safety
  • Security

Now ask yourself – what is your current performance against these three KPIs? Can you tell me how you performed in the last hour, yesterday or last week?

If you can’t answer this question for all three because you aren’t measuring the data, then the next step is clear. Figure out what data you need to enable you to measure it, and decide how you are going to collect that data.

If you can answer it historically; last week or last month – ask yourself, is this retrospective view sufficient for me to really make improvements?

If you can answer it for all three up to the minute, then it is quite possible that shopfloor intelligence isn’t a number one priority for you. Look out for parts 2 and 3 of this blog series for some more insights into how you can make the data work for you.