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Why ERP systems don’t excel at Batch Records Management

ERPs were originally designed to control corporate finances, which is intrinsically linked to the flow of resources through an organization. The organization pays for raw materials, which are delivered and inventoried. A purchase order initiates a manufacturing process and the raw materials are turned into finished goods and shipped to the customer. Resources used in…

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The Inspector is coming. Are you ready?

The CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), Health Canada and the FDA can audit any facility at any time. Audits can be invasive and a highly disruptive experience –  especially if you are not ready. Inspectors have the right to review any staff, procedures, product samples, documents and data in order to assess that (1) you…

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Inspections Manager – Preventive Maintenance Schedules

https://weeverapps.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Inspections-Manager-Scheduled-PM.mp4 Inspections Manager takes the pain out of managing preventive maintenance schedules. Create inspection and maintenance schedules.   Assign them to staff, equipment and machines.  Collect rich observations.  Failures automatically alert the maintenance team in real-time.  Integrate the data seamlessly with your ERP or CMMS.  Give your Preventive Maintenance program the fuel it needs to succeed.  …

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4 ways to reduce waste from your Continuous Improvement process

Home / Work Better blog Kaizen is the process of incrementally improving processes by eliminating “waste”. Small improvements over time can have a huge impact on productivity and the bottom line. Waste can come in many forms, including unnecessary inventory, physical movements and scrap. Kaizen only works if everyone is involved, which includes top management…

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3 ways to get operators more involved in maintenance

Creating an autonomous maintenance program is a great way to increase machine up-time and focus on more strategic machine maintenance programs. Getting the operators involved in clean, inspect and lubricate (CIL) maintenance task keeps the line running smoother. Operators learn a bit more about what is “under the hood” of each machine, which makes them…

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How to Digitize Construction Site Audits

Home / Work Better blog As a general rule, a supervisor or competent person must inspect a construction site at least once per week to ensure that the site does not reasonably endanger workers. Construction Site Audits include tests and observations necessary for the detection of hazardous conditions. Each region will have its own laws…

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How to Digitize Driver’s Vehicle Inspection Reports

Home / Work Better blog Driver’s Vehicle Inspection Reports are necessary and useful, however, they can be missed or “pencil whipped” frequently by staff who want to get out on the road quickly. Staff grumble about vehicle inspections taking too long and managers find out about missed inspections too late. An efficient vehicle inspection program…

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The Effect Of Blockchain Technology In The Manufacturing Industry

Blockchain. That’s been a popular word in recent years, predominantly associated with Bitcoin currency. An initiated few know what blockchain technology is and how it works. Because of its associations with Bitcoin and the media exposure therefrom, people have been making their own assumptions that have been largely tethered to banking, currency, and global markets. We’re…

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