Skip to main content

5 Survival Tips for Manufacturers

By April 5, 2021October 7th, 2021Uncategorized
5 Survival Tips for Manufactures

Manufacturers are the backbone of our society. They invent, produce, and distribute products worldwide. That means, manufacturers are more prone to cost pressures, extreme competition, and are constantly under pressure to create the best products while keeping costs low. As if that isn’t challenging enough, it’s also essential to keep production quality and employee retention high.  Here are five survival tips to help manufacturers face the many challenges ahead.

#1: Improve quality. Improving the quality of your output will increase your competitive advantage. Countless products get sent out with defects or are different than what was advertised, which can hurt your business’s reputation and lead to loss of revenue. Improving product quality by creating a strategy quality assurance program will help prevent the problems before they occur, protecting your reputation and revenue. This will also reduce the amount of waste produced on defective or improperly created products.  Lastly, a quality assurance program increases productivity, leading to reduced production costs and labor hours.     

#2: Invest in your employees.  Businesses that pay attention to their employees’ wants, needs, and concerns, and act accordingly on them, have a higher employee retention rate. Their employees tend to be happier and work harder. Additionally, employees who are paid a fair wage and receive proper training have a stronger competitive advantage in their role, leading to higher investment in the success of your company.  They have 11% fewer sales losses than businesses that do not provide adequate training or pay fair wages (Morgan 2011).   

#3: Train employees on productive maintenance.  Many machine operators in warehouses are unsure of how to perform simple maintenance or fix issues on the machinery they operate. Training your employees on simple fixes and day-to-day maintenance of equipment can expedite troubleshooting and get your employees back to work more quickly.  If employees know more about the machinery they operate, there are fewer injuries – reducing downtime and production costs.    


For the other two survival tips, fill out the form below. 



  • Please do not include sensitive, private information in this area.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Interested in learning more about Worthy Insurance? Please email us at hello@worthyinsurance.comor call 773-945-9000. 


Worthy Insurance is a niche broker with a focus on providing insurance placement and risk management services to the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Social Service, and Main Street business communities. Here at Worthy Insurance, we love to provide you with exciting and fun articles to learn more about insurance and how it impacts your life. Visit our other blogs to find more information. 

While Worthy does offer a wide variety of insurance coverages, our main coverages include property coverage, worker’s compensation insurance, general liability, professional liability, and cybersecurity coverage. To find out the best coverages for your company, use the contact form below so you can be at ease knowing your company is covered. For personal insurance, please visit Vero Insurance. 


The information provided by Worthy Insurance on is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site. Under no circumstance shall we have any liability to you for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the site or reliance on any information provided on the site. Your use of the site and your reliance on any information on the site is solely at your own risk.