Tribal knowledge is information or knowledge that is known within a tribe but often unknown outside of it. A tribe, in this sense, maybe a group or subgroup of people that share such common knowledge. From a corporate perspective, tribal knowledge or know-how is the collective wisdom of the organization. It is the sum of all the knowledge and capabilities of all […]
When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects – such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. If they are standing within
Warehouse work is, statistically speaking, risky. Working with heavy objects, machinery, or forklifts increases the probability of incidents. There are two primary reasons for the failure of work instructions in warehouses. First, the communication between the writer of the instructions and the workers is poor and insufficiently tested. Second, procedures are written in a way
Measuring instruments must be set right and have clear work instructions. Each employee using the measuring instrument should know exactly what its purpose is, how to use it and how to leave it after done measuring. If your company has a laboratory or a production site, chances are you’ll run into some of such instruments.
Manufacturing executives have been losing sleep over the worker shortage for a few years. Why aren’t there enough workers? The most common response to this question from companies and advocacy groups is that there is a fundamental skills gap. Workers just don’t have the skillset it takes to operate in today’s high technology manufacturing workplace.
A large part of keeping a company running efficiently and profitably is ensuring that all equipment is functioning optimally. Routine preventive maintenance needs to be conducted. Unfortunately, regular equipment checks often go overlooked in certain areas of a company’s operations mainly because attention is usually directed toward more pressing issues. However, when small tasks go
Take a walk through any manufacturing shop floor and you’ll notice carefully crafted documents that help workers achieve their daily goals. Standard operating procedures and standard work instructions are key to success in manufacturing. They can be improved upon through document reviews, audits, a disciplined problem-solving process and, most importantly, the input from the experts
As the world economy has shifted in recent years, so choices about which parts of its manufacturing value chain will be produced where have become more complex, more critical and more dynamic. As well as labor costs and availability, companies are choosing manufacturing locations based on energy costs, logistics costs, tax implications and the impact
For more than two centuries, the manufacturing industry has adopted new technologies and provided new jobs for workers. Today, the industry is experiencing exciting and exponential change, as technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and Internet of Things (IoT) are rapidly changing the workplace. While some predicted that these new technologies would eliminate jobs,
Just a few decades ago, technological skills were limited to information technology departments. In today’s tech-saturated world, however, these skills are necessary for virtually all employees. To fill internal skill gaps and ensure employees are up to speed on ever-changing technical knowledge, forward-thinking CEOs look toward continuous re-skilling and training programs. According to World Economic