“By looking at our production processes, we can find ways to use less material and energy, which will not only improve the processes but also make them more profitable for our companies.” – Andrea Dallan
In this episode, I interviewed Andrea Dallan, an engineer, an entrepreneur, and CEO of Dallan Spa, an Italian family business and talked about efficiency and sustainability in manufacturing. Andrea will list four specific aspects that you can implement in your firm to improve efficiency in your engineering business. The strategies can be applied in one’s career as well.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed on How to Increase Efficiency in Your Engineering Business:
- The book “The Revolution of Efficiency” is about the four pillars of efficiency. It focuses on productivity, automation, flexibility, and sustainability. The goal of efficiency is to produce more while using less energy and resources and to increase the profitability of your company.
The Four Pillars of Efficiency:
- Productivity: Producing more in the same amount of time.
- Automation: Optimizing the use of labor in the production of your product.
- Flexibility: Producing a customized product in the same amount of time it takes to produce a standard product.
- Sustainability: Introducing technologies that help produce the same amount and quality product but using less material and energy.
- The most important thing that a company can do to work toward efficiency is to get your team involved in thinking about the four pillars of efficiency and how they can be implemented. To improve efficiency in your engineering business is not only one person’s job, but everyone’s job, and working together is key.
- In the four pillars of efficiency, one pillar is not more important than the other. When you work on improving one of the pillars in your company, you will automatically generate improvements on the other pillars and the profitability of your company. The four pillars of efficiency are what you need to optimize to get better results and deliver better value to your customers.
- To continually keep your company performing as efficiently as possible, you must keep on learning, never lose your curiosity, and always communicate with other people and companies about efficiency. It can help you provide value to your clients for a long time to come.