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.


Proactive Safety: How Walmart Utilizes Weever to Drive Safety Excellence

Discover why Kody has found Weever, an innovative operations management software platform specializing in Food and CPG manufacturing, to be an indispensable tool for managing Walmart’s BBSO program.


Unlock the Potential of Your Factory

Embrace the Paperless Revolution for Enhanced Productivity, Visibility, and Compliance. In the era of digital transformation and automation, factories have experienced remarkable technological advancements. Yet, astonishingly, many factories still rely on mountains of paper to capture data, manage workflows, and generate KPI reports on the factory floor.

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5 tips on how to digitize your manufacturing operations

“Digital transformation” continues to be a hot topic in manufacturing and organizations are either jumping on the bandwagon or getting woefully left behind. The main goal of digitization is usually to enhance operational visibility, optimize resource efficiency and productivity and, ultimately, building better products for less money.Current CEB research and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Digital…


Top 5 Benefits of Paperless Factory Operations

Weever is Operational Excellence Software that empowers the pursuit of perfection by enhancing operational visibility, collaboration and productivity in quality, maintenance, safety and production. Schedule a Free Demo Today! This article reviews the following topics: Real-Time Visibility Cost Savings Employee Engagement Simplicity & Structure Compliance If you are reading this you have probably hit a…

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FDA Regulated Software Validation Process

FDA requires software vendors to add features to their software to ensure data integrity and audit trails. The manufacturers that use the software for data capture and workflow management relating to FDA compliance are also required to undergo a validation process to ensure the configured software works as intended.   What does software validation mean?…


How to Engage Operators in Total Productive Maintenance and Autonomous Maintenance

This approach uses the skills of all employees and seeks to incorporate maintenance into the everyday performance of a facility. And this means everyone, from management and engineers to operators and maintenance technicians. If everyone is involved in maintenance, the benefits can include: Fewer breakdowns and less downtime A safer workplace Better overall performance A…

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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 effectively manage end-of-shift reports in manufacturing

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: What are end-of-shift reports and why are they valuable? Broadcast Updates Capture Data with Mobile Devices Report the Essentials and Avoid Clutter A shift report…


Food Manufacturing COVID-19 Distancing Case Study

FOOD MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY One of our customers is an international CPG organization. They have been using Weever for years now to manage activities relating to operational excellence including Focused Improvement (Suggestions, Kaizens), Quality (Batch Records, CAPAs), Maintenance (Operator CILs, Machine Ledger) and Safety (Incidents, Inspections, Observations). When the COVID-19 epidemic became a reality, this…


5 ways to optimize your Preventative Maintenance operations overnight

Better scheduling. Better data. Better insights. Preventive Maintenance programs strive to enhance the OEE and performance of machines. But what do you use to enhance the performance of your PM program? Here are some tips for you to consider that may help you increase the efficiency and productivity of your team. 1. Create an accountable…


ArcelorMittal Poland deploys WCM methodology

Bożena Gajdzik, in his white paper, does an excellent job in outlining the processes used by ArcelorMittal Poland to deploy Total Productive Maintenance and WCM within their factory. I have taken the liberty of outlining the “coles notes” in the bullets below.  This paper is worth a read if you are interested in World Class Manufacturing…


What is World Class Manufacturing?

An excellent overview of WCM can be found at The World Class Manufacturing programme at Chrysler, Fiat & Co. – better operations The company-specific production system ( XPS) of Chrysler is the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) concept, developed by the Fiat Group in 2006. But, what exactly is the WCM? And, what does…


What is Lean Manufacturing?

In short, lean manufacturing is a continuous improvement philosophy promoting system-wide efficiency. Indeed, this system values balanced productivity that harmonizes across the entire value chain. If a particular line is more productive than the other parts in the value chain, it does not benefit the efficiency of production. Therefore, lean manufacturing principles adjust for overall…

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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…


How to Digitize Construction Site Audits

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 that govern audit requirements and…


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…

How Process Manager saved Christmas

How Process Manager Saved Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and everything in Santa’s workshop was a mess. Learn how Santa cleaned up operations just in time to save Christmas!!! Download the Product Brochure Learn more about how Process Manager works and the effects it will have on your business. Let’s get started. Free Trial Preview modal- Let’s get your…

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Transportation Manager keeps operations thriving with Weever Forms

Corey Halabi manages a fleet of over 55 buses and a geographic area stretching across most of Northern Alberta, Canada. Before Forms Manager, Corey had issues retrieving the reports he needed to validate safety. Driver’s operated their vehicles up to 200 kms away from Corey, so safety inspections, time logs and fuel receipts would take…


Social Distancing within the Factory

Most manufacturing is an essential service and must continue during the outbreak of COVID-19. However, that does not necessarily mean that staff cannot socially distance within the factory walls. Manufacturing requires staff to coordinate operations within a defined space. There are many ways that staff interact with each other including: Data Collection: Most factories still…


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REMOTE FACTORY MANAGEMENT The recent global Covid-19 pandemic has awoken the world to the need for social distancing to combat its spread and “flatten the curve”. Manufacturing is an essential service and must continue during the outbreak of COVID-19. However, that does not necessarily mean that staff cannot socially distance within the factory walls. In…


How to stimulate positive change in your manufacturing facility during a pandemic.

3 tips for enhancing continuous improvement during COVID-19 and beyond. COVID-19 is a global pandemic and there are signs that this virus may change the way we live and work into the future. Many of our customers are food manufacturers who are mandated to continue production. They are taking precautions to keep their staff as…

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Why digitize factory operations?

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: Cost Savings Real-time Visibility Automation Simplicity & Structure Compliance There are countless benefits to transitioning paper and spreadsheet-based processes to a digital framework. Paper has…


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

This article includes: Why improve? How is Operational Excellence Different? How does Operational Excellence Work? Principle 1: Understand Customer Value and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Principle 2: Deploy a system that recognizes defects, corrects them quickly, and prevents them from recurring in the future. Principle 3: Foster a culture that continuously pursues perfection. Principle 4:…


Out-of-tolerance checks best practice – conditional number fields

Autonomous Maintenance Inspections Autonomous Maintenance, a focus for many of our customers, requires machine operators to take on simple maintenance tasks (like cleaning, inspecting and lubricating components). This frees up time for the maintenance team, allowing them to focus on predictive and/or preventive measures. With conditional numbers, it is possible to provide additional required inputs…


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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5 Tips to Ensure Effective Change Management in Manufacturing.

Topics covered in this article: Standardization is key. Consult all stakeholders especially those affected most by the change.  Take your time. Ensure your process is compliant with regulatory requirements. Provide a variety of ways for staff to understand the change before you implement it. Heraclitus had it right when he coined the saying “Change is…


Continuous Improvement Survey Results

Continuous Improvement (CI) is not a core function of manufacturing in that manufacturers can produce their products without engaging in continuous improvement practices. As a result, if not consistently reinforced and supported, CI programs can lose momentum and fail. If CI is a car, then staff engagement is the fuel that propels it forward. CI…


How to protect essential workers in the factory.

Over 20 tips on how to keep factory workers safe and productive during a global pandemic. Weever is a continuous improvement software company. We work primarily with manufacturers in the food/beverage and consumer packaged goods (CPG) space. Our customers are the brands that fill your pantries and bathrooms. As you can imagine almost everything changed…

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Key Leadership Trends in Today’s Mobile Forms Market

Mobile forms solutions have proven to be a popular way to ease today’s businesses into their individual digital transformation experience. According to this Frost Digital Transformations article, “Any organization that is still dependent upon manual, paper-heavy processes should be seriously evaluating a transition to mobile forms. High-potential industries include construction and engineering, healthcare, retail, manufacturing,…

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What the Internet Of Things Will Bring to the Workplace

According to, “Data entry is another way to boost productivity. M2M can help create efficiency around this task — and limit mistakes. As more devices become connected, manual entry will fall by the wayside, giving humans more time to focus on ways to be proactive with the data rather than spending time entering it.”…

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Workforce of the future

According the Price Waterhouse Cooper, By 2020, millennials will form 50% of the global workforce.   


27 Stats about Digital Workplace Transformation

Digital transformations and employee enablement are important focuses in our changing working world.  According to Dizzion “Organizations resoundingly agree that digital workplace enhancements are important to company success, and many are making moves in that direction.“


How Executives Around The World View Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also referred to as Industry 4.0, is the marriage of the physical world with digital technologies like analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies and the internet of things (IoT). To better understand the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on business, Forbes Insights and Deloitte surveyed more than 1,600 executives in the Americas, Asia-Pacific…

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