work instructions

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How to make good assembly line work instructions?

Every employee has a slightly different way of doing things. Each has a different background, different experience, different depth of skill, and a slightly different work process—and that introduces variation into a company’s workflow. The larger your operation, the more variation works its way into the production line. Work instructions are key to reducing variation, …

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What are the signs your work instructions need an upgrade?

Research has shown that accidents in the workplace happen more frequently due to errors in systems rather than people. By writing clear work instructions, companies can improve their systems and reduce the number of accidents. Improving systems starts with looking at a company’s work instructions and standardized operating procedures (SOPs). Signs your work instructions need …

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Digital work instructions for manufacturing

Digital manufacturing work instructions collect information from multiple sources and provide it in one simple, unified view so your operators can quickly make decisions. Traditional paperwork instructions aren’t great. Lengthy, awkward, and hard to produce, a paper instruction manual frequently causes more problems than it solves. The majority of paper instructions fail to provide a satisfactory …

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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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