CheckMate Has been used very successfully by production operators
during the 1980's and 90's, providing dynamic and motivational feedback in relation to
output and performance. This constant and immediate feedback has consistently generated a
5-10% increase in individual operator performance.
There is a school of thought that the motivational effect of
CheckMate is only successful for trainees but, Eildon has demonstrated that CheckMate can
be equally effective with any production operator. In factories where we have installed
one CheckMate with every operator in a production line or section, the average increase
has been around 10%, with even the highest earnings operators improving and benefiting
from feedback through a CheckMate
One of the most important factors to consider is that CheckMate
generates lasting results, and can be used again and again to raise operators performance
levels that little bit higher each time until their full potential has been achieved.
Many operators are frequently reluctant to give up the use of
CheckMate and would like one permanently on their machine, however, we recommend that
normal use is for each operator to have a CheckMate for 3-4 weeks twice a year.
Reduced Training Times
We have shown that by introducing CheckMate to a trainee, after
the operator has learned the correct method and is producing work to the required quality
standard, the powerful feedback and motivational features of CheckMate enable the trainee
to climb through the training curve in approximately 3/4's of the normal training time. It
is best if the operator retains the CheckMate until training is completed.
This represents not only a saving in training time but also
significantly reduces the involvement of the supervisor and training instructor.
The same effect is seen in re-training or style change situations
with operators performances returning to previous earnings levels significantly quicker
Fewer Production Studies
CheckMate is not a work study measurement tool and should never
be seen by operators to be used as such.
It can, however, by constantly showing the operators their
performance throughout the day, eliminate the necessity of many long hours of follow-up
In addition to the obvious savings gained from the examples
above, your company can expect to achieve real savings through a reduction in Overheads
and fewer Sewing Machines requiring less floor space.
The ROI generated by CheckMate is normally an amazing 3 months.
This rate of return is certainly achievable if you rotate your CheckMate units to
different operators every month.
There are very few products which offer your company the
opportunity for such a quick return-on-investment but, Eildon has shown that the payback
with CheckMate is real and has been consistently achieved by our customers.