Posts by Leslie Bloom

About the Author

With a background in design and communications, Leslie is passionate about giving manufacturers the tools they need to boost the productivity and confidence of their frontline workforce.

Product

Dozuki Names Enterprise Software Veteran Jerry Dolinsky as CEO

2 min read

Dear Dozuki Community, I am thrilled to reach out to you as the newly appointed CEO of Dozuki. The privilege of leading this exceptional team and community is an honor, and...

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Standard Work

A Food Manufacturers Recipe for Quality

7 min read

The status quo for food and beverage manufacturing has some new ingredients.Consider several of the social, economic, and cultural trends impacting the industry: ...

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Standard Work

How Auto Manufacturers Can Avoid Production Potholes

6 min read

Automotive manufacturing has been a windy road. Here are a few of the social, economic and cultural trends currently impacting automotive manufacturing. But automotive...

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Continuous Improvement

Operational Resilience Explained

11 min read

America was built on manufacturing.And manufacturing was built on resilience. Our country has proven to be a place where workers who are skilled with their hands (and have...

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Work Instructions

Benefits of Procedures & Work Instructions in Manufacturing

24 min read

Ah, the lingo of business. If there’s one thing that the world of business and industry loves, it’s terminology. Every industry has developed its own language, with specific...

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What Makes a Good Digital Work Instruction Software?

30 min read

When Bob Dylan sang the lyrics, “the times they are a-changin’,” he probably never envisioned what the world would look like just six short decades later. The rise of digital...

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Standard Work

Best Practices of Food Manufacturing Hygiene Standards

30 min read

Food manufacturing companies have a responsibility to their customers to maintain high-quality control measures and hygiene standards. These practices are necessary to ensure...

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Standard Work

5 Ways To Improve Quality Control in Manufacturing

22 min read

In manufacturing, quality is everything. Businesses need to focus on creating products that are high quality enough to meet or exceed the customer's needs if they want to be...

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Standard Work

How To Reduce Defects in Manufacturing in 2022

24 min read

Product defects are a pain at any manufacturing company. When all the time, energy, and money that is spent to produce a product is wasted due to defects in the final...

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Training

Best Practices On How To Retain Factory Workers

30 min read

Manufacturing companies rely on workers to be the frontline of production. And while companies across all sectors struggle to recover from a labor crisis perpetuated in part...

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Effective Ways To Reduce Employee Training Costs In Manufacturing

29 min read

If you have a business that includes the use of employees, one of the first and most important tasks you must fund is training. This is true of all industries, but companies...

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Training

6 Common Manufacturing Facility Hazards & Effective Solutions

20 min read

Manufacturing facilities serve an important function in a country’s economy, as they create jobs, increase wealth through added value and taxes, promote trade, and support...

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Training

7 Best Practices in Manufacturing Training for Employees

16 min read

Training employees is a surefire way to improve productivity and efficiency within manufacturing. As the company grows and expands, its employees must also grow with it,...

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Industry News

Dozuki Secures Strategic Investment from Marlin Equity Partners

3 min read

Demand-side challenges accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic are driving adoption of frontline-focused training platforms in manufacturing. --We are pleased to announce a...

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Training

The Missing Piece of Your Digital Transformation Strategy

2 min read

Unprecedented. There probably isn’t a better word to describe 2020 as a whole. 2020 saw accelerated change across almost all industries and aspects of our lives. In...

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Frontline Digital Transformation

6 Strategies to Maximize Worker Safety

7 min read

In industrial companies, workplace safety is the #1 driver behind many key decisions. Not only is safety essential for protecting workers, it’s also essential for consistent...

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Training

Breaking Down the Skills Gap: Recruiting & Retirement

4 min read

For those in the manufacturing and industrial sector, what’s commonly known as the skills gap is a well-documented issue. As a growing number of Americans retire, they take...

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Industry News

Dozuki Collaborates with 3M to Connect Factory Workers and Digital Transformation Strategies

3 min read

Today we are happy to announce our collaboration with 3M, through an investment by 3M Ventures, to bring our standard work and work instruction training software to...

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Visit us at AME International 2018

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Dozuki will be exhibiting at the AME San Diego International Conference. The event takes place from October 29 - November 1 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. ...

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Catch us at the 2018 Assembly Show

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Dozuki is back in Chicago for the 2018 Assembly Show. The event takes place from October 23 - 25 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This event is...

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Continuous Improvement

How to Establish a Lean Culture in 4 Steps

5 min read

An effective lean culture aims to reduce waste and inefficiency while improving the value delivered to customers. The lean organization is a model that’s been historically...

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Visit us at IMTS 2018

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Dozuki will be exhibiting at the 2018 International Manufacturing & Technology Show (IMTS). The event takes place from September 10 - 15 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

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Manufacturing & Technology Show

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Dozuki will be exhibiting at the 2018 Manufacturing & Technology Show, presented by IndustryWeek. The event takes place from May 8 - 10 at the Raleigh Convention Center in...

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Catch Us at the Food Safety Summit

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The Dozuki team will be at the 20th annual Food Safety Summit, May 7 - 10 at the Donald Stephens Convention in Rosemont, IL. You'll find us alongside other companies leading...

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World Conference on Quality and Improvement

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We'll be at the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, April 29 - May 2 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Along with other innovators and...

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Meet Us at Hannover Messe 2018

1 min read

Dozuki is proud to be an exhibitor at this year's Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade show for Industrial technology. You can find us in the Digital Factory hall....

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Training

18 Books for Better Employee Training

2 min read

Books are a great way to learn new techniques to train and connect with your employees. Topics can range from practical business practices, to more subjective insights into...

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Product

Industry 4.0 Is Here, Are You Ready?

3 min read

Historically, internal systems for work instructions have been used solely for distributing procedures, with entirely separate systems for data collection and reporting....

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Training

How to Write a Great User Manual in 12 Steps

4 min read

A great user manual educates people about a product, while also teaching them how to use product features effectively. As an author, your ultimate goal is comprehension—you...

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Industry News

The Manufacturing Dream Team

1 min read

As we were plotting our celebration for 2016's Manufacturing Day, the Dozuki team got into a few squabbles about who the 'best manufacturing mind of all time' would be. (...

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Work Instructions

The True Cost of Paper-Based Documentation

3 min read

Paper is viewed as a necessity in the workplace. It is used for a variety of reasons, from travel documents to field service or product manuals to employee on-boarding and...

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Continuous Improvement

A Quick 5 Step Guide to Lean Product Development

8 min read

In the fast-paced world of product research and development, lean methodology can help reduce waste and shorten delivery times. This guide outlines five quick steps to bring...

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Product

Microsoft to Drop IE 9 & 10 Support

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Microsoft has decided to drop support for their older web browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and 10. What does this mean for Dozuki clients? If you and your associates use...

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Industry News

Give Your Manufacturing Company a Boost

4 min read

Whether you’re in aerospace or automotive, medical device or dairy—it’s important that your manufacturing company grows while keeping up with the latest innovations. In honor...

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Success Stories

Clear Guides for Complex Procedures

2 min read

Who is Improve International? Founded in 1998, Improve International recognizes that education—even for the most accomplished, professional veterinarians—doesn’t end when...

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Standard Work

Electronic Work Instructions for Field Technicians

2 min read

Who is Sterling Bank Services? Sterling Bank Services is a consultative solution, based in Montana and designed for the maintenance and security of bank equipment...

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Work Instructions

Visual Instructions for Better Communication

6 min read

A technician is asked to write instructions for his company’s most frequently performed processes. Pulling out his laptop, he starts to document a procedure as he does it. He...

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Product

Dozuki is Unaffected by Heartbleed

1 min read

You may have heard of the recently discovered computer security issue—“Heartbleed”—that has affected many sites across the Internet. Rest assured, Dozuki has not been...

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