Growth in production and new orders is slowing in the global manufacturing sector, led primarily by a downturn in emerging markets

With a subdued air settling over the industry, organisations are under pressure to turn things around. However, with economic expansion starting to turn to stagnation or decline in many parts of the world, there are sure to be many hurdles to overcome.

The challenge

Investment is low and business-to-business spending is dropping off. While consumer sentiment is largely improving, economic trouble in the Eurozone, Asia and South America is threatening stability. Add into the mix security concerns coming out of the Middle East and North Africa, increased regulation, health and safety issues and emerging technologies, and a challenging picture emerges for manufacturing organisations.

Companies need to be able to do it all: You need to be able to innovate and bring products to market, while lowering costs; you need to focus on efficiency, while using resource to trial and implement new technologies; and you need to remain competitive, while complying with rules and regulations.

How we can help

Primeast has a network of facilitators across the globe who are experts in leadership, teamwork, and organisational development and change within the context of the manufacturing sector. Our team delivers bespoke interventions that are designed to help organisations overcome the unique challenges they are facing and achieve sustainable performance.

We can help if you need to:-

  • Create a culture that facilitates ongoing innovation and learning, as well as policies and procedures that allow for the realisation of ideas
  • Build world-class technical and project leadership within a global context
  • Liberate talent to maximise output and performance
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills within teams to ensure they have everything they need to work together effectively
  • Identify ways to deliver more for less by focusing on your purpose and vision
  • Create efficient and diplomatic intercultural working with the industry and key stakeholders
  • Align all stakeholders to ensure shared ownership of success. This includes responsibility for compliance, health and safety, product/service delivery, etc.

To find out more about how we can prepare your organisation for the future, please contact us.

Phillip Curry, Shift Leader, Arqiva

I have learnt more from this Active Management Programme than I thought, and am finding it very useful, especially the telephone coaching. My Coach, Daniel Pettigrew is very switched on, analysing my modus operandi and giving me some pointers to upping my game. Clearly Primeast was a good choice.

Interestingly, before the merger the organisation ran a similar, but far more extensive course on management called the One Day Series. It was at a similar time to this, in that the management wished to make changes to the culture of the organisation. I don’t believe it ever really delivered any of the desired outcomes. A dreadful waste of money and a ‘lose, lose’ outcome. As there are defined outcomes required from the delegates in this instance, this will succeed, where the previous attempt failed. So this will be a ‘win, win’!

I remember being fairly cynical when we were first briefed about the Primeast programme – so reflecting on that I’ve learned not to prejudge the situation, give it a chance and don’t rush to judgement. Thank you for the opportunity to take part and I will continue to contribute to our team’s effort to make things better.