Are you struggling to drive change in your factory in China?
Are your suppliers consistently letting you down?
Have you put in place measures to improve quality, cost, or delivery, but management hasn't been able to sustain results?
This is where CMC's consultants can help - watch the video below.
We examine and adjust your management systems with the goal of putting in place robust systems geared towards success, effective goal-setting, better management to staff communication, and improved employee retention.
Goals & KPIs
CMC's China manufacturing consultants will assist your management team to define overall goals and KPIs for all staff from top to bottom of the organisation, limiting each person's responsibilities and KPIs to just two or three at most to encourage productivity.
Controlling labour costs
We also seek to control labour costs by actively reducing indirect labour related to direct labour (operators) and improving communication between staff.
Our consultants assist managers to grasp their systems better, make more of meetings, and implement a goal-based assessment system (related to ISO 2001 and management best-practices).
We can help your factory reduce staff turnover to below 6%. This breaks the Chinese mould, where it's commonly accepted that staff are transient and don't intend to stay in their posts for the long term.
We break them into smaller discipline-based groups, train them, and give them responsibility for improving certain projects. The key is to involve them in improving their own organisation.
Paper qualifications rule in China, but these don't necessarily bring in the best fit for your factory.
CMC can be involved in hiring staff such as operators or mid-level managers. We use the Harrison assessment solution, which evaluates candidates based on preferences and normal ways of thinking. This adds a whole new dimension to hiring in China, as the individual becomes a part of the equation, as well as their qualifications and working experience which, in our experience, leads to hiring staff who are a better fit and buy into your company culture.
Hiring management staff
For hiring senior positions, we have relationships with experienced headhunters who specialise in senior manufacturing roles. You can leverage them to fill your key positions.
Turnarounds of factories are a very hard exercise. Change has to happen right away, amid resistance from different parts of the organization. Typical “consultants” with no real managerial background usually fail at this.
David has 25+ years of manufacturing experience in computer, automotive, aerospace, furniture, and chemical industries. He has set up, managed, and turned around a number of different plants.
Our consultants have experience in the following industries: automotive, electronics, medical devices, aerospace, oil & gas, metal (die casting, machining…) and plastic , toys, furniture, food, battery & chemicals, and cut & sew.
We mostly work in the following provinces: Guangdong (Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Shantou), Zhejiang (Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou), Shanghai , Jiangsu (Kunshan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing), Fujian (Xiamen, Quanzhou, Fuzhou).