For any operation, Engineered Labor Standards (ELS) provide a tool for you to benchmark how well your operation can perform. The challenge for any operator is answering the question on “how” to achieve that level of performance. Engineered Labor Standards require both the building of the standards and the ability to execute on those standards.
There are three main phases that should occur to ensure you can achieve the performance levels provided by the standards:
- Be involved in development of the ELS
- Train your employees and supervision
- Execute to the scheduled plan
Gathering Feedback and Securing Buy-In
Let’s start by reviewing the first item: “Be involved in the development of the ELS.” In developing labor standards, a specific method is identified as the “correct” way for the work to be completed. …