knowledge management

Plant manager sitting behind his table

How to be a successful plant manager in todays time?

Charged with overseeing the operations of a plant, a plant manager spends her day juggling different responsibilities and working closely with a wide assortment of people. The best plant managers utilize a combination of manufacturing experience, attention to detail and people skills to perform effectively. What does a plant manager do? Plant managers are at …

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Stacked notebooks used for document management

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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Experienced workers hold a lot of tribal knowledge

What Is Tribal Knowledge

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 …

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expert workers are knowledge holders

Managing the departure of key knowledge holders

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, …

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How to use augmented reality for training?

In 5 to 10 years two-thirds of the manufacturing workforce will be over the age of 55 and approaching retirement. While this could create a shortage of skilled workers in a number of fields including electric utilities, telecommunications, and manufacturing, augmented reality (AR) is poised not only to address issues faced by our aging workforce …

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How to transfer knowledge to the next generation of workers

The knowledge gap created in the wake of Baby Boomers exiting the workplace can be vast. Companies that don’t plan for generational management shifts risk falling behind and losing out to their competitors. Now more than ever, it’s essential to have a succession plan, a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace …

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8 reasons why your company should be using visual work instructions

Did you know that people only remember 10% of what they read? If you add images, then it doubles. Video and interaction make it even better. This is why knowledge transfer in work situations is most effective when it is based on images and videos. Visual work instructions are easy to train with and easy …

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