Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to create work instructions in Dozuki.

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.Standard work instructions enforce consistency when performing tasks. They allow engineers to measure quality and process cycle time. Knowing those two variables is key to determining Takt time, which gauges how effectively manufacturers are meeting their production goals.

  • The video you shoot will be used to help you write your work instructions in Dozuki.

  • Record video of the highest performing technician.

  • To get the best performance:

    • Ask the Supervisor to introduce you.

    • Ask the technician to explain the process while they work.

    • Crack a couple jokes if the technician is nervous.

    • Make sure you ask your journalistic questions to get all the information you need to build the work instruction.

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  • Watch the video to help you write your work instruction.

  • Document each step as the technician narrates the whole process from beginning to end.

  • Provide clear titles for each step. For example: "Secure Upper Cables with 1.2mm Screws".

  • Break up the entire operation into the smallest elements of work (sections) to help you create your prerequisites.

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  • Pro-Tip: It is best to use Dozuki in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari internet browser.

  • Divide the work instruction into separate prerequisite guides for future load balancing.

  • Make sure you attach the appropriate flags ("In Progress", "Prerequisite") to each guide you create, and remember to change them as the status of the work instruction changes.

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  • Take photos of each step of the work.

  • Photos should show:

    • Where the work is happening.

    • How to perform the work.

  • You may occasionally ask the technician to pause for a photo, being careful not to slow the assembly line, work cell, or work station.

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  • Remove the SD card from your camera insert it into the laptop. If using a smartphone or tablet, connect your device to your computer.

  • For desktop users, connect the camera to your computer using the USB cable.

  • Create a new folder and label it. For example: Work station #2, Connecting Camera to Logic Board.

  • Create sub-folders for videos and photos.

  • Save an unedited back up of your photos and videos.

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  • Attach the pictures to show what is happening for each step.

  • Add a "zoomed out" picture and then a "zoomed in" picture for complicated steps to provide clarity.

  • Use markers to draw attention or for clarification.

  • Make sure your markers and colored bullets match!

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  • Add parts and tools to the front page of the MI to know what is needed for the process.

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  • Send an email with a link to the work instruction to any parties who should review it.

  • Edit your guide based on the comments and feedback.

  • If you receiving conflicting feedback, go talk to the editors in person to make sure they compromise and agree to the standard amongst themselves.

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  • Change the flag on the guide from "In Progress" to "Current".

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