EmPower Production

Do you know the per hour production and labor, for each machine?  When a machine malfunctions, how much is it costing you?  What are the labor costs to get a machine producing again?

Case study: from a previous experience

Working at 4CR, baling aluminum cans a 30 x 48 x 60” bale weighs 500lbs.  This bale sells for $455 ($.91/lb at 2017 prices) At 12 bales per hour, this machine produces $5,460 an hour, not including labor, or transportation costs.  Any malfunction causes a production loss of $5,460 plus $80 labor per hour, (labor cost for two employees.)  Average wait time for someone to respond was an easy 30 minutes.  Resulting wait time for someone to respond on 5 malfunctions?  2-1/2 hours before addressing any issues!

Assumptions: 5 malfunctions, conservative average three hours per week.  Estimating production loss per year $864,240. 

Let’s do the math: 5460 hourly production x 3 hours = $16,380 + 240 (3 hours labor for 2 employees) = $16,620 x 52 weeks = $864,240 production loss.

EmPower Production- empowers one employee to keep producing through watching a step by step tutorial, on location.  Empower employees to take the appropriate action steps to overcome and get producing immediately.  Assuming the average video is 3 minutes long and another 2 minutes to take the appropriate action steps, each malfunction, for this scenario, could take as little as 5 minutes.  Five malfunctions a week taking less than 30 minutes!

At Your Fingertips- 600% increase, with EmPower Production.

Multiply your knowledge and empower employees to produce.  Maximize efficient use of time, assets, and resources.

Nearly eliminate employees looking for a manager, taking managers away from their priorities and/or customers to resolve a machine malfunction. Significantly reduce production loss and multiple employees working to resolve the same issue. 

Instead empower employees to:

  • Watch step by step videos, on any smart device, on location, to safely restart, or conduct simple troubleshooting on a machine.
  • Resume production, regardless of employee past work experience.
  • Provide instant access and depth to the company’s knowledge.
  • Empower employees to produce.
  • Consistent safety, orientation, and training of new hires.
  • Continued education for all employees- eliminate excuses for not knowing or producing.
  • Safely identify a problem and how to resolve the issue, prior to ever placing hands on the machine.
  • Access how to videos, with any smart device, at the right place, and at the right time, 24/7/365

For production, think EmPower Production!

Bobcat Operations & Safety

These are for illustration purposes only.  We will host your videos so employees will not be able to surf YouTube. 

Bobcat Safety Video


Bobcat Loader Safety


Skid Steer Controls Walkthrough


Bobcat Basics


Skid Steer Maintenance Checklist


How to get a Bobcat stuck and unstuck