work instructions

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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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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Reducing Changeover Times with Standard Work Instructions

Nowadays, with a global free-market economy, which is characterized by strong competition and variability occurring in macro- and microenvironments, enterprises implement tools and methods that allow for collecting current and reliable data (qualitative andquantitative) concerning various parts of its functioning and, with adequate processing and presentation, indicate the areas for process improvement and waste reduction, …

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Work Instructions For Warehouses

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 …

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Standard Work Instructions (SWI) And Lean Manufacturing

Standard or standardized work instructions (SWI) are instructions, specifically designed to ensure the consistency, timing, and repetition of the processes. You’ll recognize them as printed papers, put on tables or boards next to the operator’s work stations. Standard work instructions are subject to lean manufacturing’s approach of continuous improvement, also called Kaizen. It refers to …

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