Small scale production management comprehensive best practices

What is the maturity of the practices and management of your manufacturing site?


Get a full knowledge of manufacturing plant management best practices on 

  • Industrial Strategy
  • Plant performance Steering
  • Production Unit Management
  • Manufacturing optimisation
  • Quality management
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • New equipment and products

Practices applicable for small series production in manufacturing industries, whether with manual work or automated equipment.

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Best practices are in a structured questionnaire enabling evaluations of your practices compared to our benchmark.

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More than 200 best practices structured in 8 areas and 41 sub areas, to obtain a synthetic and detailed vision of operational and management practices of a small series manufacturing site.
Two uses are possible :

  • learn production management best practices
  • evaluate the production practices in relation to the best thanks to its online questionnaire functionality

The evaluation embeds Lean & six-sigma maturity levels.

Comprehensive best practice model for small series production site

small scall production assessment model


Scope and adaptation

The best practices cover three types of activities: site level management, manufacturing area management and practices in different operational areas. The model / questionnaire is adapted using criteria to be filled by the reader or participant:
  • existence of automated production or manual work
  • use of a large number of parts for manufacturing
  • number of production sites
  • type of maintenance organization (in production or autonomous)

Model overview

Manufacturing planning (conditional)

The best practices cover the capacity of the Supply Chain teams in conjunction with the other teams to:
  • define, implement and measure the performance of manufacturing methods (drawn, on forecast, from stock, etc.) for the various workshops
  • optimize manufacturing planning through a forecasting process, efficient planning
  • reduce outstanding amounts and non-value-added time losses on flows

New equipment and products

The best practices cover the capacity of the technical engineering and methods teams to:

  • identify the necessary equipment investments and manage priorities and the technical budget
  • effectively manage each technical project
  • manage external contractors, from the specifications to the equipment installation
  • successfully put new equipment or references into production

Quality Management

The best practices cover the organisation's ability to:
  • set up and manage an appropriate quality system
  • ensure good production quality while reducing quality and non-quality costs.

Industrial strategy

The best practices cover the capacity of the site management to:
  • define and communicate its industrial strategy (or adapt that of the group's industrial management)
  • to know and anticipate manufacturing capacity requirements and then implement the necessary action plans

Plant Performance Steering

The best practices cover the capacity of the site management to:
  • take the right decisions and actions to achieve your objectives through an effective management system: indicators, management meetings, PDCA...
  • enable the successful implementation of operational practices through management and field coaching loops
  • effectively manage unit costs and prices
  • to put in place the appropriate flexibility in personnel management

Production unit management

The best practices cover the capacity of the production unit managers to:
  • measure, consolidate and report the right data effectively
  • manage the operational performance of their manufacturing area
  • use visual management effectively

Manufacturing optimisation

The best practices cover the capacity of the production teams to:
  • identify priority areas for improving productivity, in particular by reducing variations, reducing bottlenecks or the right load/capacity balance at each stage of the process
  • implement standardised procedures and use them efficiently
  • use SMED or 5S methodologies

Industrial Maintenance

The best practices cover the capacity of the maintenance teams, in conjunction with the production teams, to:
  • take the right decisions and actions to achieve maintenance objectives through an effective management system: indicators, management meetings, PDCA...
  • manage the entire process from the request for action to the handover of equipment to production, according to defined priority and criticality rules
  • define and use a good preventive maintenance plan
  • coordinate between Maintenance and Production both on first-level maintenance and on intervention schedules


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Compare performance across your own, relevant and entirely customisable organisational dimensions. For example by geographical locations, departments, hierarchical levels or any other you see fit. Zoom in to breakdowns by category, subcategory and/or question
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