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The difference between Document Management and Knowledge Management

When it comes to organizing information, the two most common solutions are document management and knowledge management. A lot of business owners think that document management and knowledge management are the same thing. In this article, we’ll break down the differences between the two and explain when you should implement a knowledge management system and …

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How to Use Work Instructions to Improve Productivity in Manufacturing

If you’re looking for a way to improve production quality and efficiency, then you may want to consider implementing a work instruction system. Work instructions are documents that describe the steps of a process and are used as guidelines for workers. Work instructions improve manufacturing productivity by reducing defects and errors, training new employees, and …

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Different Types of Training

Training of employees and managers is absolutely essential in this changing environment. It is an important activity that helps in improving the competency of employees. Training gives a lot of benefits to the employees such as improvement in efficiency and effectiveness, development of self-confidence and assists everyone in self-management. There are different types of training …

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Work Instructions for CNC Machines

Moving a manufacturing job through the shop from the initial order to the shipping dock involves a lot more than just operating the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system. One of the overlooked aspects of the process is the communication of manufacturing work instructions from the CNC programmer to the machine operators who set up and run …

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job aids vs work instructions

Work Instructions VS Job Aids

Unless you use terms like “SOPs,” “work instructions,” and “job aids” regularly, you could be forgiven for thinking these are all the same. The reality, however, is that there are a number of different types of directional materials and guidelines that govern the way companies, business segments, and individual employees work, and each provides value …

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Getting started with standard work instructions for fabrication

Standardized Work Instructions (SWI) are instructions designed to ensure that your manufacturing processes are consistent, timely, and repeatable. Often the standard work instructions are printed and posted near the operator’s work station. Standard work is a written description of the safest, most efficient, and highest-quality method to perform a given task or process. But can …

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