Manufacturing documentation comes in many flavors, and the specific document type and its purpose can vary from organization to organization. In this article, we’ll take a look at two of the most prevalent types of manufacturing documents and what makes them different.
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The challenges facing manufacturers today may seem new, but if we look back over the last 2 centuries it becomes clear that although the industry may look dramatically different, many of the same challenges exist. We’ve all been taught about the Industrial Revolution and how mechanization changed the world, but what many may not understand is that Manufacturing has experienced multiple revolutions, and in fact, we’re currently in the midst of the 4th. The 4th Industrial Revolution, similar to the first 3, will fundamentally change how those of us involved in the manufacturing industry work, but there is a notable difference between this revolution and those before; the dramatic scale, scope, complexity and speed of the change.
The basic paper quality checklist has evolved. With the rapidly advancing 4th Industrial Revolution, the quality checklist is now digital, visual, and even intelligent. We’ve talked with an expert who uses quality checklists on a daily basis, and shared his experience about the many advantages that offers advanced quality checklists.
One may see continuous improvement (CI) as a punctual event at some point in the life of the company. A project to implement, a training to attend, and there you go - you’ve reached your continuous improvement goal of the year. For specialists such as Michel Labrecque, CMP-Advanced Mechanical Solutions’ Human Resources Vice-President, CI is way more than that: it’s a corporate culture that more companies need to activate for their own benefit. In fact, CI is a must in a world where technology changes the world at a speed never experienced before. Here’s what Mr. Labrecque had to say about a concept.
Ever wondered what visual work instructions are? Do you spend your company’s time and money training new employees over and over again to make the same product? RAB Lighting, a leading LED lighting manufacturer, has benefitted significantly by using VKS. In this article, RAB explains how it implemented VKS and what the #1 work instruction solution in the market has been doing to sustain RAB’s lean processes.