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How Cell Phone Manufacturers Can Improve Production Levels

Posted by Louis Flory

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3/9/15 1:44 PM

Cell phone manufacturers are businesses that must have sufficiently high levels of production if they wish to stay in business for a long time. In the increasingly-competitive modern cell phone industry, it can be challenging for companies to meet these demands while also minimizing overhead to keep their profits high.

To overcome this challenge, cell phone manufacturers have come up with a few tactics to improve their production levels and keep them elevated. These techniques are applied in varying degrees depending on the particular needs of the manufacturer.

Analyze Morale and Take Steps to Improve It

Low company morale can be a serious impediment to successful production for cell phone manufacturing companies. Why? If not, do industrial manufacturers. Cell phone manufacturers that don’t have happy employees run the risk of inefficient production, since their team members are not driven to do what is necessary to achieve their goals.

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If this is a problem, companies that manufacture cell phones must do whatever they can to help their team members improve their attitude about work. There are many traditional ideas for improving morale, such as expanding vacation benefits, holding team-building days, and recognizing outstanding accomplishment on the part of individual team members. The specific techniques for improving morale will depend on the nature of the cell phone company in question.

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Institute Referral Programs to Create a Strong Workforce

Great production workers often have access to other top-notch workers; they might be people that they know socially, or others that they have worked with in past positions. Whatever the case may be, cell phone companies have a lot to gain from instituting a referral program that allows employees to benefit from recommendations about others who fit the position well.

Spend Time Understanding Contingent Workers

Too many cell phone manufacturers and other kinds of companies do not make a sufficient effort to understand the short-term employees that they bring on. Instead, they focus on making sure that the contingent worker fits their workflow, and not the other way around.

This approach is a flawed one. Instead, cell manufacturers need to devote as much time as possible getting acquainted with their individual contingent workers so that they know what their needs and wants are. A deeper understanding of contingent workers means a greater ability to ensure that they get what is necessary for them to help the manufacturer meet their goals.

Review Training Programs and Identify Areas to be Improved

Training programs are important in any business, but they are especially critical for cell phone manufacturers that employ contingent workers. The better a company’s training programs are, the more likely it is that their contingent workers will get up to speed quickly. Cell phone manufacturing companies must make the time to look out for ways that they can make their training do a better job of conveying the working styles and best practices that employees need to abide by.

Even high-volume cell phone manufacturers that deal with other challenges in their work, such as turnover and lots of contingent workers who need to be trained quickly, can benefit from taking the time to review their policies and see where they can make improvements. Better policies that lead to higher production can be the determining factor in whether or not a cell phone manufacturer can achieve long-term success.

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Topics: Contingent Workforce Management, Production, Training Resources