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Protect, Produce and Adapt during COVID-19

Article originally published in Supply Chain Digital, authored by Georgia Wilson May...
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P&G's Manchester factory rises to pandemic productivity...

While healthcare workers go above and beyond to keep hospitals running during these...
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Maintaining safe, productive plant operations during the...

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Wine, Changeovers and Social Distancing

How one US wine producer is maintaining business continuity during a pandemic
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3 building blocks to facilitate empowerment in the digital...

Many thanks to our special contributor, Sergey Afanasyev, for sharing his thoughts on...
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Decentralise command! Five reasons frontline employees...

I recently spoke to a continuous improvement leader and VP of quality at a large...
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TWI for the 21st Century – Are Coaching Networks the future?

The US established the Training within Industry (TWI) Services as part of the War...
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4 mistakes to avoid when writing work instructions

In our daily lives, we come across examples of work instruction all the time - we...
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Why training is failing the frontline workforce

It is estimated that deskless workers make up 80 percent of the global workforce....
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Visual Work Instructions: What are the best devices and...

In our article dedicated to The Benefits of Visual Work Instructions, we looked at how...
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What are the benefits of Visual Work Instuctions?

Do you have a bunch of cookbooks in your kitchen and yet, whenever you cook, you...
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The challenges of the changing manufacturing workforce and...

Some might say that the manufacturing industry is facing a perfect storm in terms of...
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What are the benefits of standard work?

What is Standard Work? Put simply, standard work is all about defining and...
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Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to calculate and...

The term Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) was coined in the 1980s by Seiichi...
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What are the benefits of a paperless factory (or how...

Let’s look at two shop floors – one depicted in the nineteenth century and the other...
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How to comply with OSHA digital record rules within minutes?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently issued a new...
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What is the operator skillset required for Industry 4.0?

We are amidst “the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector” also...
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How to make continuous improvement work for your...

Nearly half of organisations’ attempts to implement continuous improvement fail. We...
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Supplier Performance Management:  What are the benefits of...

Whether managing a multi-tier supplier network or a handful of local suppliers,...
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How to improve your ‘First Time Right’ score in 5 steps

Imagine that you are having a new oven fitted in your kitchen. Would you: Have it...
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How to upskill your shop floor workforce in 5 steps?

In 2013, not long after the term Industry 4.0 had been coined, an Oxford study...
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How to drive HSEQ compliance in manufacturing with digital...

Manufacturers today face a challenging task - how to continuously drive the speed,...
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What are the benfits of a mobile approach to HSEQ?

Whether in construction and civil engineering, manufacturing, transportation or...
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Zero incident culture: the best approach to HSEQ or a...

The debate over the pros and cons of a zero-incident culture has been a prominent one...
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HSEQ in the construction sector: What are the most common...

According to the HSE, approximately 64,000 construction workers in the UK sustain a...
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Can we break the barriers to a fair future of work for all...

Today, the average person changes job ten to fifteen times during her career. People...
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Why a behaviour based approach to safety doesn’t always...

In 2016/2017, 137 workers were killed at work with construction, agriculture and...
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The future of fair work: Which corner are you in?

In an excellent podcast episode the venture capitalist Naval Ravikant painted the...
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How to eliminate manufacturing losses with remote equipment...

Industry 4.0 is transforming the way manufacturing operations are executed and...
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What are the Six Big Losses in manufacturing and how to...

Developed in 1971 at the Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance, the Six Big Losses...
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4 Benefits of Field Force Automation

Many industries have a large deskless workforce, deployed across countries and even...
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Underpinning the 10 pillars of World Class Manufacturing...

The affordability and quality of a product are fundamental determinants of customer...
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How to prepare for a retiring workforce

An ageing workforce in sectors such as field service, construction and manufacturing...
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Coaching Networks - how to upskill the frontline workforce...

The rapid development of technology has faced the frontline workforce with a two-fold...
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The 3G Capital Playbook of the Future - Digital Operational...

How does a 32-year old who has never worked in a restaurant, nor climbed the corporate...
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4 Benefits of a Flexible Workforce

94% of businesses believe that a flexible workforce is "vital or important to the...
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