Do more
with less

What we do

Improvement of productivity

A typical Vocum project increases productivity by 25%

Productivity = Production throughput / Resource input

A typical Vocum project increases productivity by 25%

This means either :

  • 25 % MORE production throughput given the same resource input
  • the same production throughput with 20% LESS resource input
  • a combination of both

Improvement of machine effectiveness

Increase of the output of bottleneck machines.

We help you systematically question and improve uptime, machine speed and quality.

In many production environments, machines are used that deliver as much qualitative output per unit of time as possible. Only the production of the operators does not apply in this case. Together with the operator and managers of production and maintenance, we will ensure that the high-quality output of the machine increases.
In order to be able to tackle the losses with the right priority and also to see to what extent the actions taken reduce the reduction, we often use the method of measuring the machine efficiency, namely OEE (Overall Effectiveness of Equipment). This KPI expresses in % the output of a machine compared to an ideal machine that never stands still, with the right movements and no rejection.
It is crucial that the operator himself makes the subdivision of the types of stoppages, that they help determine the optimum machine speed and that there is a choice of what is rejection and what is not.

Guaranteed results

Most of our clients achieve returns on investment surpassing 2,5:1

We guarantee you will achieve a one to one return on your investment

Just like you, we want the improvement to be measurable

We measure the savings achieved weekly on the basis of a commonly agreed measurement basis. The idea is that the productivity achieved on a weekly basis is compared with the productivity before the start of the project (in a comparable period). From this a difference is calculated between the number of man-hours required before the start of the project and the man-hours actually performed. This difference in man-hours is then expressed in Euro.

Guarantee

We guarantee that the annualized realized savings will at least equal your investment in our fee.

If we fail to meet this performance – we will refund or continue working at our own expense.

Expertise in various types of business sectors

Vocum helps achieving measurable results in both production and administrative environments

We’ve successfully implemented our approach in many sectors :

  • building materials
  • technical utilities
  • construction
  • surface treatment metals
  • metal working
  • warehouse & distribution
  • textile
  • food & catering
  • packaging

The war on talent
identifying natural leaders in your existing organization

About us

During an analysis and analysis phase of the project, we spent most of our time on the floor; this gives us the unique opportunity to identify natural leaders and the rational factors that prevent them from reaching their full potential as managers/team leaders/supervisors in your organization.

All too often we don’t see those people come forward because they are not sufficiently supported by:

  • correct reporting systems (with commonly agreed standards and KPIs)
  • Instead, they avoid confronting people with numbers they disagree and trust
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What one of our customers has to say about us

“We are very pleased with the way Vocum has successfully completed the project and recommend Vocum to any company that envisions a change process with measurable results. Partly due to this result, we have decided to start a similar improvement project in 2 other production sites together with Vocum.”

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What one of our customers has to say about us

“The end result of the project was an increase in productivity in the warehouse, reduction of driver start/stop times, administrative work made transparent and centralized. Better interdepartmental collaboration as well as a positive change in behavior for the managers and the individual employee.”

Wim Claes - General director JAVA

We have the experience and competence to work all over Europe