Towards the end of the 1980s workers in many industries saw their output-based wages (piecework) replaced by a monthly salary. The result was a decline in efficiency and a gradual erosion of profitability. Some companies sought to counter this development by moving production to low-cost countries.
At the same time, a number of companies that remained in Sweden received our help to return to efficiency and profitability. With commitment and perseverance we have used our working process and long years of experience to develop a tool, the Prokon model, that enables us to measure and boost efficiency.
Now the trend is turning and plenty of corporations are moving their production back to their home country to regain short supply chains with higher responsiveness. This increases the pressure on a high effectiveness in the production to maintain competitiveness and not to fall back in the same old pattern. Our experience show that most of the companies in Sweden have a saving potential between 20-50 %.
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