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Why you should be executing Autonomous Maintenance and you should start today

Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is the most important pillar within the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodology because it provides maintenance teams with the data and the time to make the other pillars happen. There are numerous benefits that can be realized with a well managed AM program. Here are the top benefits that we have witnessed while working with our customers.

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Why digitize your paper-based operations?

Weever specializes in digitizing operational workflows. We work with organizations of all shapes and sizes who are frustrated with paper forms and spreadsheets. They want to save money, become more efficient, and spend their time more wisely.

T’was the night before Christmas,
And all through the workshop,
Not a creature was stirring,
you could hear a pin drop.
Santa’s workshop has a massive problem: The workshop has lost their "Christmas Spirit", the magic that makes it all possible.
https://weeverapps.com/case-studies/christmas-case/

Do you 5S?
If Lean is a strategy to improve efficiency, then 5S is a tactic, or set of proscribed steps, that will help your plant be more efficient and reduce waste.
Learn all about it by downloading our Ultimate Guide: https://weeverapps.com/ultimate-guides/5s-ultimate-guide/

Congrats to Colin Healy and Mike Alvarez for winning the prestigious "Make the Difference" award! Their app put essential continuous improvement tools in the palm of associate’s hands - digitizing and automating core manufacturing administrative processes.
https://www.mars.com/news-and-stories/articles/make-the-difference-winners-2022

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Free Behavior-Based Safety Observation (BBSO) Training PowerPoint Presentation .pptx

Free Behavior-Based Safety Observation Training Presentation Download the Free BBSO Training Presentation MS PowerPoint .pptx file. Instant download. What are Behavior-Based Safety Observations? Behavior-Based Safety Observations (BBSO) are an integral part of modern, proactive safety programs. The goal is to reduce the number of incidents by recognizing safe behavior and eliminating unsafe practices either through…

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Free BBSO Poster

Free Behavior-Based Safety Observations Poster Download the Free BBSO Poster Promote the cycle of Behavior-Based Safety Observations at your company. Free Poster Download Printable PDF. 18″ x 24″. Instant download. What are Behavior-Based Safety Observations? Behavior-Based Safety Observations (BBSO) are an integral part of modern, proactive safety programs. The goal is to reduce the number…

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What are BBS Observations and how can software help?

Behavior-based Safety Observations are an integral part of modern safety programs. Let’s discuss how they work and how software can make them better.

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What is Software Localization?

What is Software Localization? Andy Pritchard  |   April 6, 2022  |    5 min read What is Software Localization? Localization in software refers to an application changing state based on the language settings selected by the user. Localization considerations can include currency denominations and all “local aspects” of a culture or geographic area that influence…

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Why digitize Warehouse Pallet Rack Inspections?

Why digitize Warehouse Pallet Rack Inspection Schedules? Andy Pritchard  |   March 28, 2022  |    5 min read Warehouse Rack Inspections are required by law in most jurisdictions and paper-based processes leave too much to chance. Workflow Management software helps to increase compliance by ensuring the inspections are completed correctly, while also reducing time, resource and…

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What is Root Cause Analysis and how does software help?

What is Root Cause Analysis and how does software help? Andy Pritchard  |   March 24, 2022  |    5 min read Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a process that is usually required as part of other larger processes. Whether you are performing a CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) for a product defect or an Incident…

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How to remove wasted administration time from your audits

How to remove wasted administration time from your auditing process Andy Pritchard  |   March 23, 2022  |    5 min read Audits are usually required by law, can include layers of complexity and stiff fines if completed incorrectly. Digitization helps to elevate engagement, simplify administration and ensure compliance requirements are met.  How do Audits work? Audits…

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Why digitize your employee training program?

Why digitize your employee training program? Andy Pritchard  |   March 23, 2022  |    4 min read Employee Training & Recertification programs can have a lot of moving parts, which makes them complex and hard to manage. Training program content can require updates as things change. Scheduled training sessions can be missed resulting in compliance…

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What are F-tags and why digitize them?

What are F-tags and why digitize them? Andy Pritchard  |   March 17, 2022  |    4 min read F-tag is a visual work order system where staff apply paper tags to machines when a process abnormality is observed. “F” stands for Fuguai, which is Japanese word that means “deviation” or “abnormality”. F-tags can be for…

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Why use software to manage Work Permits?

Why use software to manage Work Permits? Steve McBride  |    Jan 8, 2022  |    6 min read The Permit To Work system (PTWs) authorizes, approves and manages the workflow of non-standardized construction, maintenance, inspection or repair activities that pose a potential risk to personnel, damage to equipment or facilities, disruption of operations or…

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What are the main types of Work Permits

What are the main types of Work Permits Andy Pritchard  |    Feb 14, 2022  |    4 min read Permit To Work (PTW) systems help to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and enhance worker safety by requiring project managers to assess potential risks and work through action plans before they execute the work. A…

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What’s involved in work permits and how can software help?

What are the steps involved in work permits (PWT) and how can software improve them? Andy Pritchard  |    Feb 14, 2022  |    4 min read A Permit to Work (PTW) system requires project managers to identify potential hazards and think through how they will be mitigated before the project is initiated. For this…

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What is a PTW system and why is it important?

What is a PTW system and why is it important? Andy Pritchard  |    Mar 8, 2022  |    4 min read A Permit to Work (PTW) system is a formal documented system, used to control high-risk, nonstandardized activities. They are usually issued by a manager or supervisor and allow a person or group of…

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WEBINAR: Common Permit to Work challenges and how software solves them.

Webinar Work Permits Common Permit to Work challenges and how software solves them. Permit To Work (PTW) systems help to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and enhance worker safety by requiring project managers to assess potential risks and work through action plans before they execute the work. Using paper forms to complete the PTW application…

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What makes inspection scheduling so difficult and how to solve it

What makes inspection scheduling difficult and how to solve it. Steve McBride  |    Feb 12, 2022  |    7 min read Digitizing an inspection schedule takes some effort, so you want to get it right the first time. As you have probably discovered if you’re managing an inspection schedule, it can be very complex.…

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Why are paper forms insufficient for inspection schedules?

Digitizing an inspection schedule takes some effort, so you want to get it right the first time. As you have probably discovered if you’re managing an inspection schedule, paper forms are not ideal for ensuring inspections are completed correctly and on time.

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How to simplify inspection schedules

Your front line staff are busy and your inspections are important. Simplification goes a long way to ensuring inspections get done on-time and correctly.

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5 things you need to know to effectively digitize inspection schedules.

Watch this 12 minute webinar video to learn about best practices and common pitfalls to avoid in setting up your Inspection Schedules.

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What are the 7 steps of autonomous maintenance?

Quick overview of the 7 steps of Autonomous Maintenance from Increasing Operator Knowledge to Establishing Continuous Improvement and everything in between.

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Best Practices for GMP Audit Checklist

Home / Zero Blog / Best Practices for GMP Audit Checklist Best Practices for GMP Audit Checklist Andy Pritchard   |    December 5, 2021   |    4 min read TABLE of contents What does a standard Operational Audit Schedule for a typical food company look like? If harnessed correctly, GMP audits can have a massive…

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Why use software to conduct internal GMP area audits?

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GMP Operational Audit Schedule for a Food Company

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Best Practices to ensure success with Behaviour Based Safety Observations

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Free Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Observations MS Word Template

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5S Best Practices

The 5S methodology is a simple practice that helps your organization realize efficiency gains quickly by optimizing the cleanliness, order and organization of each workstation. There are some common pitfalls that organizations can encounter when implementing a 5S program. Here are some 5S best practices that will ensure a better chance at success.

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Simple 5S implementation action plan

Although there are 5 steps that are defined by the S’s, the methodology is better understood as a 3 Phase process: (1) Plan, (2) Blitz and (3) Momentum.

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7 Tips to ensure successful 5S Audits

The steps involve the worker going through everything in a space, deciding what’s necessary and what isn’t, putting things in order, cleaning, and setting up procedures for performing these tasks on a regular basis.

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Celebrating 10 Years

Weever celebrates 10 years of Manufacturing Operational Excellence.   Weever was founded in 2011 by a small group of entrepreneurs looking to optimize the use of mobile devices. This has evolved into helping companies accelerate operations and supercharge employee engagement. Leveraging our team’s deep experience and our best-in-class customer success, we have supported some of…

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Top 5 Benefits of Paperless Factory Operations

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How to effectively manage end-of-shift reports in manufacturing

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The Problem with Paper

Weever is Operational Excellence Software that empowers the pursuit of perfection by enhancing operational visibility, collaboration and productivity in quality, maintenance, safety and production. This article reviews the following topics: Stagnant Waste Time Errors Inconsistent Why do paper forms limit factory operations and continuous improvement? Manufacturers come in a lot of different shapes and sizes.…

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Conditional Number Fields – Use Cases & Best Practices

The Weever platform includes conditional number functionality. This allows administrators to reveal certain form fields only if a response to a number field is above, below or in between a given threshold. This article reviews some applicable use cases and best practices for how to set this up in your forms. Use Cases Cycle of…

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The Principles of Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

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It’s no secret that employee engagement boosts individual, team and overall operational performance. Improved engagement is proven to have a positive impact on margins, employee retention, safety, and bottom-line profitability. Below you will find a list of research studies that support the hypothesis that investments in employee engagement collelate to increase performance across the board.…

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5 Tips to Ensure Effective Change Management in Manufacturing.

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Enabling the Cycle of Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

Operational Excellence is a process and a result. Operational Excellence (OpEx) is a management framework for organizations to focus on growth and streamline productivity. It involves creating standard operating procedures (SOPs) that are clear and followed consistently by staff. These SOPS are easy to execute and staff feel enabled to complete them efficiently. The net…

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Announcing a new collaboration between Fiix and Weever

Toronto, Canada-October 6, 2020– A new partnership announced today between Fiix Inc. and Weever makes it easier than ever for companies to embrace the power of Industry 4.0 technology to connect maintenance and operations, streamline processes, and use real-time data to bolster the health and performance of both assets and staff. Maintenance teams capture huge amounts of…

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The 3 EEEs of Sustainable Frontline Employee Engagement

Are you part of the 71% of executives that say Employee Engagement is critical to the company’s success?
In order to foster a culture of excellence you need to increase engagement of your employees by ensuring they are Empowered, Energized and Enabled.

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