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A Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas to you all! 

Our last day is here, and we’re just about ready to head into 2021! But not without showing you our continuous digital improvement plan…  
12 Days of HanaTech Christmas

Let’s recap what we’ve learnt over the 12 Days of HanaTech Christmas:  

  • 12 Reasons why we all NEED to change, showing different case studies and motivating reasons why  
  • 11 Innovations all around us that we don’t even realise they come second nature, things we use every single day to keep our lives going much easier and efficiently  
  • 10+ hours lost and how to TIME MANAGE successfully; with advice and tips around starting to manage your time, how to go about it and why it’s important 
  • 9 hugely inspiring Women in Tech and how their inventions shaped the future of today  
  • 8 tough but actionable wastes in your business, explained and what you should do about yours 
  • 7 motivating reasons to NOT give up hope, with tips and advice on how to be proactive, set those goals and to continue your journey 
  • 6 important pain points you need to improve in your business, what they are and where to start your overview development plan  
  • 5 Gold savingsssssss! (Never get’s old) A few cost free ways to get those quick wins in the business yourself with some resources  
  • 4 key factors in your development journey which you look at through your 6 pain points, what the factors are and where to get started with your plan of action 
  • 3 vital words – Digital Baseline Review, what it is and how we use it to start your business’es digital process improvement plan 
  • 2+ easy ways to speak to us, a little bit about HanaTech’s employee’s and different ways to contact us

Which leads us to here… 

At HanaTech we do things differently.  

We aren’t your usual Business Consultancy. We work with you from beginning to end, every step of the way. We don’t just offer business advice, we work out a digital improvement plan keeping you included whilst offering our expert advice on how to digitally improve your workplace. We aren’t here to ‘force a sale’, we’re here because turning traditional factories to factories of the future is our passion.

We’re bespoke and tailor the plan to your business needs – none of this cold call style sales speech, just pure honest advice. We’re transparent with you, as we believe in a not just a smart factory, but a transparent glass factory future; to be able to show customers your processes and be PROUD of how successful you are.  

Digital improvement plan

That’s why it’s a continuous digital improvement plan!  

We start off with quick wins and work our way from there, depending on the business. If you’re not quite ready for large digital solutions that’s okay! We’ll do our Digital Baseline Review by looking over the 6 pain points, identifying the 4 key factors along the way and we can create your digital improvement plan to span over as much time as you need.  

We help you understand the solutions, work with you to tweak it to your specifications and we’ll also put in our expertise and add solutions you will not have thought of.  

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We build trust and relationships as the end goal, is to get your business on top of the competition, but continually holding that position by working on change management and the last key factor – culture of innovation.

  

We hope you enjoyed the 12 Day’s of HanaTech Christmas – it’s jam packed of great advice, tips, and how to work with us!  

Set those 2021 New Year’s Resolutions and speak to us to help start your journey…  

HanaTech has some amazing projects in the pipelines so don’t forget to follow us on our socials and our main LinkedIn page to keep up to date with any announcements.. Which there may be some in January! 

Lastly,  

Stay Safe, and have a great one! 

HanaTech Ltd.  

Digital Process Improvement in the West Midlands
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2+ easy ways to speak to us

 

Xmas Hanabot

It’s Christmas Eve!

And what better way to spend it than reading our day 2 blog post! (Thanks for being here, we really do appreciate it) and here’s 2+ easy ways to speak to us … 

It’s been a year for the History Books thats for sure… and it was our 1st year of trade! HanaTech’s 1st Birthday was on the 18th December, where we celebrated getting through 2020. We are so thankful of the support we have received so far; we have so many amazing projects lined up that we can’t wait to reveal in the new year! We really focus on being that business consultant in supporting Manufacturing in the most one to one way possible; our approach is what makes us different from the rest.

If you’ve come this far through our 12 Day’s of HanaTech Christmas, congratulations! We hope you’ve learnt a lot! So, this is a little introductory post on who we are and a few easy ways to speak to us, whether it be to to ask any questions you may have, to start your digital development plan, or to get some more business advice…

HanaTech Ltd. right now is made up of Hana herself, and me: Shannon. 

A little bit about Hana… 

Hana has had a fantastic line up of experience under her belt, spanning over 15 years!  

2 + Easy ways to speak to us

“I am passionate about supporting Traditional Factories to become Factories of the Future, one quick win at a time.” 

Being a female led business in Tech and Manufacturing is something Hana should be proud of, as it is bridging that gap – mentioned in our inspiring women Day 9 post. There is still a way to go in terms of bringing more women into the industry’s however Hana is paving the way to becoming an inspirational leader, striving to make a difference in Britain’s important industrial sector.  

Random Fact about Hana: 

“I used to be in the TA REME Corps (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) and in normal non pandemic years, I love to ski! I’ve skied in Bansko when I left my corporate job to start HanaTech and skied in Lapland too! As well as that I also love doing charity runs, 10k’s being my favourite” 

Shannon

And then there’s me, Shannon.

I am the digital marketer for HanaTech. I thoroughly enjoy my role, as I get to make a difference and be part of an important service. Plus I get to create some amazing content… Click here for an interview with Made in the Midlands on being Female and an Apprentice in Manufacturing

My background started with art, through to gaining a BA Fine Art honours Degree at Birmingham City University. I have since freelanced and delved into Graphic Design where now I have started my career in Digital Marketing. I love creating content, communicating with others and being a part of something which keeps the business going; staying relevant.  

Random Fact about Shannon:  

“I have an unhealthy obsession with house plants… I treat them like they were pets! I find a lot of inspiration in them for my illustration outside of HanaTech.” 

Some easy ways to SPEAK to us! 

If you need to get in touch with either of us.. Or just HanaTech Ltd. in general follow one of these: 

  • Call us – on 01384 913 010  
  • If you prefer, Email us through – [email protected] 
  • Message us through our Socials, We are on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  
  • Follow us on our socials and keep up to date with what we are doing, drop a comment and we’ll be happy to chat!  
  • Visit our website to find our contact page, our chat bot or fill out a contact form 

We are looking forward to hearing from you all, building more relationships and making a difference to our local Manufacturing Industry and more, remember these easy ways to speak to us and get in touch!

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3 Valuable Words – Digital Baseline Review

We are on Day 3.. Christmas Eve, Eve! And we will be showing you 3 valuable words – Digital Baseline Review and what we do… 

Our approach at HanaTech is to be as transparent as possible, to give you the information you require put across in terms that YOU understand. We work with all kinds of SME’s in the manufacturing industry at different knowledge levels of the tech jargon based Industry 4.0, and it doesn’t matter what point you’re at on the timeline; we tailor our training and advice to you and YOUR business. 

It is often a question we get regularly;  

“What is a Digital Baseline Review?” 

As this is a phrase we use across all of our platforms and website, we thought it’s best to explain what it is, why we do it, what are it’s purposes and how it can help YOU begin your digital improvement journey... 

Let’s set the scene –  

It’s 2021, you’ve started the year reviewing your business, section by section. You’ve looked at your takings, your customers. You know you need a progression plan for the year to start upping those figures but, you don’t really know where to start or what your business even needs. That’s where HanaTech comes in. You choose us, a business consultancy to speak to about getting some advice.  

*Drops us an email, or a phone call* 

Lady on the Phone

“Hi Hana, This is J. Bloggs, Operations Manager for J Bloggs Ltd. We could do with some help! We aren’t sure where to start, but we have a basic plan…” 

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“Hi Ms Bloggs! You’ve come to the right place! Of course we will be of service, to start with, I will need to do a Digital Baseline Review of your business to identify areas of improvement or opportunities to base our digital process improvement plan off. And that’s where it all starts! We will give you as much advice as possible, help you understand your DBR and what steps to take next…”

Lady on the Phone

“Okay, Well what is a Digital Baseline Review?”* 

*Example Conversation

A Digital Baseline Review is a report style review which covers the 4 key areas mentioned in day 4 – Customer Journey, Operations & Process, Use of Realtime Data and Culture of Innovation. The review is carried out by us either through an on-site visit (no more than 2 hours) or depending on circumstance can be done remotely through a zoom/video call.  

Once we have looked over your business, we then provide an overall score % whether you’re a completely traditional business, digital beginner or even closer to the digital master side but you still need some tweaking. Along with this we provide you with recommendations of improvements to make. 

Example of a Digital Baseline Review

But why would I need to do this DBR? 

By taking part in this, it starts off the improvement journey with a structured and informative way to put the plan together. By seeing where your business lies on the DBR scale, you’re already gaining more visibility to the processes and you may even see some things you never noticed before… You want to know where you begin, and where you want to be at the end of the journey.  

If you’d like to see an example of the DBR click here 

How is this going to help me? 

We take a much more bespoke approach than others, as we understand how every business is different. We really pride ourselves in helping SME’s succeed in the local manufacturing industry which is why 2021 is the time to start those development plans! But less about us.. Why is doing a DBR going to help YOU? 

Times are changing, the world is changing. And the industry too, is changing around you.  

Time really doesn’t wait for anyone, whilst you are plodding along at work thinking things are going okay, your competitors are looking at new ways to work, new ways to gain more trade and develop stronger relationships with multiple people. Drastic changes can happen at any minute which can shut down businesses for good (Look at 2020, nobody saw that coming!?) 

By always being on the lookout for new ways to work, this will keep things interesting and motivating but also put your business on top. 2021 is the year of change – we all need to adapt our way of life to keep up with the growth of the world.  

Don't let it leave you behind... 

If you’d like to book a complimentary Digital Baseline Review now, or simply have a chat to us about the possibilities feel free to contact us! And we will support you every step of the way, One Quick Win at a Time… 

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Small Business Saturday FREE Giveaway!

HAPPY SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! 🎉  

One of our main missions is to support SME’s in the local manufacturing industry and more; we too need your support! We are a small business too, and our core passion is to digitally improve your business – One Quick Win at a Time!

By starting with small steps, you can build your small business successfully – as a business consultant we start from the beginning; giving advice, identifying those areas of opportunity. All the way to the end, implementing solutions that will change the way you work forever…

To give something more and provide some positivity this festive season, we are running a COMPETITION for Small Business Saturday with AWESOME PRIZES TO BE WON…

Small Business Saturday

HOW TO ENTER:

LIKE & SHARE the image above, be FOLLOWING us and Comment ‘DONE’ on this image across ANY PLATFORM we are on.. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we will do a video draw on our 1 year BIRTHDAY – 18th December 2020.

Our Small Business Saturday PRIZE HAMPER has been chosen for the competition specifically to reflect our Traditional Factory towards Factory of the Future mission > items from old to new including a TECH smart gadget! It includes:

– Classic Dairy Milk Selection Box – an old favourite!

– Traditional English Tea – an ingrained tradition!

– HanaTech Mug – for all that Tea…

– HanaTech Notepad & Pen – for all those innovative ideas!

– HanaTech Stress Ball – because Change can be stressful…

– 1 Bottle of HANATISER (get it?!) – We care and want to keep you safe

– 1 HanaBot USB (cute tech gadget hey!)

– 1 Amazon Echo Dot – for the finale, because who doesn’t want an Alexa! 😱

Enter NOW! Because.. FREE PRIZES!

You must to do ALL the above to be in for a chance to win the competition as we will be checking 😉 GOOD LUCK!

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Introducing UKMfgUnite collaborationeers

UKMfgUnite

HanaTech is proud to be part of UKMfgUnite, a free collaboration site run by manufacturers for manufacturers, that aims to bring the manufacturing community together by simply asking ‘Looking for help?’ or ‘Looking to help others?’

Through this initiative, ‘Collaborationeers’ are encouraged to pull together, to start sharing networks, disciplines and advice, innovate as allies and build networks closer to home, to build back economic stability after the affects of COVID-19…

If you would like to get involved visit ukmfgunite.co.uk

For more news and updates visit here

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MTA Launches Digital Baseline Review to its members

Digital Baseline Review

HanaTech is proud to be working with Manufacturing associations such as the MTA to offer the complimentary Digital Baseline Review as a resource for their members.

For more information visit www.mta.org.uk/resources/invitation-take-part-digital-baseline-review

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“And we’re Live !”

“And we’re Live !” was the email received from Ellis Harris @ FieCo WebDesign in the early hours this morning …

After a few weeks of hard effort and fun, I’m excited to announce the launch of the new revamped HanaTech website and interactive Digital Baseline Review !

Please feel free to roam about, engage, comment and connect to let us know what you think …

And Manufacturers, Welcome ! We hope to support you on your move from Traditional factory towards factory of the Future, one quick win at a time… so get in touch !