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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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What are video instructions and why should you use them?

The use of video instructions in the manufacturing environment is becoming common over the last two decades. Video when used appropriately can be a powerful teaching medium. Videos grab workers’ attention and can also be a strong motivator for learning. Over the years, videos have gained popularity on the Web. They are often used as …

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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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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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Work Instructions for Office Workers

Work instructions and standard operating procedures (SOPs) both fall under the umbrella of tools used to make a process more detailed and actionable. Process, procedure, and work instruction build on each other in complexity. Processes describe what objectives and specifications need to be done. SOP’s describe how a process should be carried out in certain …

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Work Instructions VS. Guidelines

Many people confuse guidelines and work instructions. In fact, most people write work instructions and call them guidelines or vice versa. Knowing the difference between guidelines and work instructions can help you understand the documentation process much better and, therefore, develop great procedure documentation. Better documentation means better organization. What are guidelines? Guidelines are general …

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