My answer is 'get really good at the basics'.
If you have already downloaded my free guide then you'll know that these basics include:
- Not overloading the business.
- Having an effective routine.
- Evaluating orders as they enter your business.
- Slick handovers between functions.
- Effective business measures.
- Clean system data.
- Good team communication.
If you want to make a difference today then score your business out of ten for each of the above basics and see how you are doing.
The next question becomes 'what do you have to do to become a ten?'
The answer to the question, for each basic, will give you a powerful action plan to improve your on time delivery performance.
And, if you want some ideas to get you started (on your journey to becoming a 10/10 business) then download my guide here.
All the best,
About the author
Giles Johnston is a Chartered Engineer who specialises in helping businesses to grow and improve through better business processes.
Giles is also the author of Business Process Re-Engineering and creator of the 'Making It Happen' continuous improvement toolkit.