3 min read

Why Sharepoint Fails at Knowledge Management

By Corey Brown

Many industrial businesses rely on generic document management tools, like Microsoft Sharepoint, to store and share files.

Topics: Workforce Training Work Instructions
3 min read

Why Your Work Instructions Need Quality Checklists

By Corey Brown

Quality checklists or inspections are a routine part of production. While they are a crucial part of quality management and control, checklists only catch errors, rather than preventing them.

Instead of reacting to mistakes, consider taking a proactive approach to quality management. This allows you to focus on preventative measures and boost employee performance.

Topics: Quality Work Instructions
5 min read

How to Write Better Lockout/Tagout Procedures

By Corey Brown

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures are some of the most common in industrial and manufacturing environments. Despite this, failure to adequately train employees on LOTO procedures continues to be one of OSHA's top 10 most frequently cited violations during federal inspections.

Topics: Workforce Training Work Instructions Safety
4 min read

How to Get More Out of Your Work Instructions

By Corey Brown

When leveraged properly, standardized work instructions can transform operational efficiency, quality management, employee performance, and more. 

Topics: Digital Transformation Work Instructions
5 min read

How to Use Dozuki for Work Instructions

By Corey Brown

Dozuki is the leading digital work instruction tool for industrial businesses all over the world. Our platform enables better employee performance by improving how you create, control, and communicate procedures.

Topics: Product Work Instructions
6 min read

How to Reduce Changeover Time with Standard Work Instructions

By Corey Brown

Many manufacturers see reducing changeover time as a golden opportunity to improve operational efficiency and reduce waste. For good reason, a simple reduction in changeover time can increase output, reduce inventory/WIP, and improve responsiveness to customer demand.

Topics: Standard Work Work Instructions
2 min read

Free Standard Operating Procedure & Work Instruction Templates

By Corey Brown

Standard operating procedure (SOP) and work instruction templates help standardize processes and present information consistently. We’ve seen thousands of examples of these templates and the only consistency is their shortcomings. 

Topics: Standard Work Work Instructions
4 min read

4 Signs Your Work Instructions Need an Upgrade

By Corey Brown

Knowing when to make the transition to a better documentation tool is a tough question to answer. The short answer is there is no short answer. In Industry 4.0, a strategic approach to any digital transformation project will need to consider:

Topics: Digital Transformation Work Instructions
3 min read

Electronic Work Instructions in Industry 4.0

By Corey Brown

How do electronic work instructions factor into Industry 4.0 and your digital transformation strategy? With advancements in technology, it’s time to reevaluate how these digital systems can improve your manufacturing operations.

Topics: Digital Transformation Work Instructions
3 min read

Key Differences Between ISO 9001:2015 and 2008

By Corey Brown

031518-KeyDifferences-ISO-01-300x103ISO 9001 is the world’s most commonly used standard for quality management systems (QMS). 

Topics: Quality Work Instructions
3 min read

Navigating Processes: Standard Work vs. Work Instructions

By Corey Brown

The manufacturing industry is a professional arena with an overwhelming variety of industry terms and acronyms. We’ve tried to make a list of the most common Lean terms before… we didn’t get very far.

Topics: Continuous Improvement Standard Work Work Instructions
5 min read

Deadly Instructions: Using Visuals to Train Safely

By Corey Brown

In 2016 OSHA reported 2.8 million workplace injuries, with 440,000 of them occurring in the manufacturing industry alone. For manufacturers, that means for every 100 workers, 3-4 are guaranteed injuries. Not necessarily a stat you should share on orientation days.

Topics: Technical Writing Workforce Training Work Instructions
3 min read

An Idiom a Day Keeps Good Work Instructions at Bay

By Corey Brown

Many of us know Amelia Bedelia from our childhood (or parenthood) as the goofy maid who is constantly misunderstanding directions. For those who aren’t familiar, Amelia is a hard-working maid who all too often misinterpreted her employer’s commands. Typically, she would interpret common figures of speech or idioms quite literally.

Topics: Technical Writing Work Instructions
5 min read

5 Technical Writing Mistakes to Avoid

By Corey Brown

Here at Dozuki, we see a lot of technical documents. In all of this written work, we inevitably come across some mistakes. But hey, pobody’s nerfect. That said, when you see as many technical documents as we do, you start to notice trends. Trends in technical documents can be dangerous because they create systemic inefficiencies in your procedures and impact the overall quality of work.

To help you avoid these issues in your organization, we’ve compiled five common tech writing mistakes to avoid, based on our experiences helping companies create instructions.

Topics: Technical Writing Workforce Training Work Instructions
2 min read

Feature Spotlight: Prerequisite Guides

By Corey Brown

Topics: Product Work Instructions
3 min read

5 Instant Benefits of Digital Work Instructions

By Corey Brown

Unlike other digital transformation projects, making the simple switch from paper-based work instructions, SOPs, and other documentation to digital work instructions provides instant benefits for your workforce and bottom line.

Topics: Digital Transformation Work Instructions
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
4 min read

What McDonald’s Can Teach Us About Training

By Patrick Graupp

Many years ago while managing the final inspection, packaging and shipping areas of a production plant, I was looking for a person to promote to line leader. I was having a difficult time finding a candidate well suited for the role.

Topics: Workforce Training Work Instructions
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
1 min read

Electronic Work Instructions for Field Technicians

By Leslie Bloom

 

Topics: Standard Work Customer Stories Work Instructions