Our Pursuit for On Time and Zero Defects

By Roland Auret

We work with some of the most innovative companies in New Zealand. This of course demands highly competitive manufacturing capabilities to realise the potential and opportunities for our clients. In order for us to succeed in the rapidly evolving global manufacturing landscape, we embrace a targeted approach to some of the key elements of manufacturing competitiveness in our quest to deliver our brand promise of “On Time with Zero Defects”.

In our previous blog we talked about the role manufacturing plays in the value chain. But how do we as a company ensure we do not break the value chain?

Over the past three GMCI (Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index) studies, CEOs consistently ranked ‘Talent’ as the most important driver of global manufacturing competitiveness.

global manufacturing competitiveness

Source: 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index - Deloitte

As talent is ranked as the most important driver of competitiveness by executives around the world, the competition among nations and companies is, as expected fierce. Contour Engineering’s brand promise is only possible if we continue in our relentless drive to find and employ the best talent. Some of our learnings over the last few years:

  1. Ensure talent is “the” top priority. You need to focus on creating differentiated talent acquisition, development and retention strategies to be regarded as an “employers of choice”
  2. Get clear on the behaviours you expect your people to exhibit day in and day out. It is vital to have very clearly defined “rules for the game”. Our core values drive the behaviour we need to exhibit day in and day out. It is a common language and nobody (not even the owner) are above it.
  3. Ensure all your people understand the strategic direction of the company. 

Do you need your products manufactured On Time with Zero Defects? We employ the best engineering talent to ensure we, and our customers can remain competitive in a constantly evolving economy. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.