Leslie Bloom

Leslie Bloom

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.

Recent posts by Leslie Bloom

15 min read

5 Ways To Improve Quality Control in Manufacturing

By Leslie Bloom

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 successful.

A company that puts out low-quality products won't be able to attain the level of customer satisfaction that will keep consumers coming back for more.

16 min read

How To Reduce Defects in Manufacturing in 2022

By Leslie Bloom

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 outcome, it can have a huge effect on the company.

This effect can be widespread, from an increase in the cost per unit of an item to decreased customer satisfaction, and even a negative effect on the company's overall reputation and success.

13 min read

6 Common Manufacturing Facility Hazards & Effective Solutions

By Leslie Bloom

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 other industries and services that rely on manufactured goods.

2 min read

Dozuki Secures Strategic Investment from Marlin Equity Partners

By Leslie Bloom

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

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We are pleased to announce a strategic growth investment from Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”). This transaction enables Dozuki to further expand its leadership position in the manufacturing software market by accelerating product innovation and supporting the company’s continued growth.

Topics: Digital Transformation Industry News
2 min read

The Missing Piece of Your Digital Transformation Strategy

By Leslie Bloom

Unprecedented. There probably isn’t a better word to describe 2020 as a whole.

Topics: Digital Transformation Workforce Training
4 min read

6 Strategies to Maximize Worker Safety

By Leslie Bloom

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 production. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a 39% increase in fatal injuries resulting from machinery between 2017 and 2018. In addition to fatal injuries, 2018 saw 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries reported in the U.S. alone.

Topics: Safety
3 min read

Breaking Down the Skills Gap: Recruiting & Retirement

By Leslie Bloom

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 their decades of experience with them, resulting in a noticeable skills shortage.

Topics: Workforce Training

Visit us at AME International 2018

By Leslie Bloom

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.

Topics: Events

Catch us at the 2018 Assembly Show

By Leslie Bloom

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.

Topics: Events
3 min read

How to Establish a Lean Culture in 4 Steps

By Leslie Bloom

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 applied to manufacturing, but many of the principles have something to offer businesses across a wide range of industries.

Topics: Continuous Improvement Standard Work

Visit us at IMTS 2018

By Leslie Bloom

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.

Topics: Events
1 min read

Announcing Local Hosting from Dozuki

By Leslie Bloom

Today, we are proud to announce the official launch of Dozuki OnPrem. Host Dozuki on your local servers, meet ITAR and FDA CFR compliance, and maintain full control over security protocols.

Topics: Product Digital Transformation

Manufacturing & Technology Show

By Leslie Bloom

Topics: Events
1 min read

Catch Us at the Food Safety Summit

By Leslie Bloom

The Dozuki team will be at the 20th annual Food Safety Summit, May 7 - 10 at the Donald  Stephens Convention in Rosemont, IL.

Topics: Events

World Conference on Quality and Improvement

By Leslie Bloom

Topics: Events

Meet Us at Hannover Messe 2018

By Leslie Bloom

Dozuki is proud to be an exhibitor at this year's Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade show for Industrial technology.

Topics: Events
1 min read

18 Books for Better Employee Training

By Leslie Bloom

Books are a great way to learn new techniques to train and connect with your employees.

Topics: Workforce Training
2 min read

Industry 4.0 Is Here, Are You Ready?

By Leslie Bloom

Historically, internal systems for work instructions have been used solely for distributing procedures, with entirely separate systems for data collection and reporting. These disconnected systems are holding companies back.

Topics: Product Digital Transformation
3 min read

How to Write a Great User Manual in 12 Steps

By Leslie Bloom

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 want readers to easily be able to read, reference, and absorb information.

Topics: Workforce Training Work Instructions
1 min read

The Manufacturing Dream Team

By Leslie Bloom

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. (Spoiler alert: we couldn't settle on a favorite).

Topics: Industry News
2 min read

The True Cost of Paper-Based Documentation

By Leslie Bloom

Paper is viewed as a necessity in the workplace.

Topics: Work Instructions
6 min read

A Quick 5 Step Guide to Lean Product Development

By Leslie Bloom

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 lean principles to your new product development (NPD), improve the bottom line, and create sustainable development practices for years to come.

Topics: Continuous Improvement
1 min read

Microsoft to Drop IE 9 & 10 Support

By Leslie Bloom

Topics: Product
3 min read

Give Your Manufacturing Company a Boost

By Leslie Bloom

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 of Manufacturing Day 2015, here are 5 easy ways you can quickly and easily give your operations a boost—today!

Topics: Industry News
2 min read

Clear Guides for Complex Procedures

By Leslie Bloom

Who is Improve International?

Founded in 1998, Improve International recognizes that education—even for the most accomplished, professional veterinarians—doesn’t end when graduates pass the boards. It’s a process that should continue throughout any professional’s lifetime. Improve International connects veterinary professionals with the resources and experts they need to make education a lifelong commitment.

Topics: Customer Stories
1 min read

Electronic Work Instructions for Field Technicians

By Leslie Bloom

 

Topics: Standard Work Customer Stories Work Instructions
4 min read

Visual Instructions for Better Communication

By Leslie Bloom

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 spends hours going back and forth between the procedure and his computer, writing down every step. Occasionally, he’ll stop to take a photo or sketch a diagram of the more complicated steps. But even though all the directions are correct, our technician made a critical error—before he even started writing down the steps.

Topics: Technical Writing Work Instructions
1 min read

Dozuki is Unaffected by Heartbleed

By Leslie Bloom

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 affected by Heartbleed.

Topics: Product
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