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Total Quality Management (TQM): A Blueprint for Manufacturing Excellence

In the ever-evolving landscape of industrial manufacturing, achieving and maintaining high-quality standards is not merely a goal; it’s a journey. Total Quality Management (TQM) emerges as a comprehensive and strategic approach that permeates every facet of an organization, transforming it into a powerhouse of quality, efficiency, and continuous improvement. Core Principles of Total Quality Management […]

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Ensuring Workplace Safety: The Crucial Role of Quality Control in Manufacturing

In the intricate landscape of modern manufacturing, where precision and efficiency reign supreme, one aspect stands as a formidable guardian of both productivity and employee well-being: quality control. This powerful tool not only guarantees the excellence of products but also plays a pivotal role in maintaining a safe working environment. For professionals and decision-makers responsible […]

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Quality Control for Enhanced Workplace Safety in Manufacturing

Quality control and workplace safety intersect in the manufacturing ecosystem, forming a foundation of operational excellence — where the pursuit of product perfection converges with the commitment to safeguarding human lives. But did you know that in 2021 there were 137,000 work-related injuries in the manufacturing industry alone? And that 383 people lost their lives […]


Quality Control Checklist: Streamline Manufacturing Processes

Do your frontline workers do their jobs correctly and safely every time? If you can’t confirm this objectively, then you don’t have a streamlined production process and are at risk of costly manufacturing failures, including defective products and wasted resources. As such, a robust quality control system is necessary to ensure quality at each stage […]

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Material Inspection Checklist for Manufacturing Facilities

SDSs are essential documents in material testing, their digitization makes ExxonMobil’s manufacturing processes more reliable and accountable despite their size.  Any large manufacturing facility should digitize its quality control process to eliminate the need for paper-based forms and reduce the risk of errors and inconsistencies. FAT FINGER provides digital workflow solutions for ExxonMobil. This is […]

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Field Ticket Checklist: Boost Manufacturing Efficiency

Do you know if your frontline workers are doing their job correctly, and safely every time? If not, this is why you need to use field tickets. Field tickets are essential documents used by manufacturing facilities to record and track work orders, inventory, materials, and other critical information.  If you create an efficient field ticket, […]

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Shutdown/Turnaround Form for Manufacturing: A Quick Guide

For a large manufacturing facility with established operating procedures, it’s easy to assume that a standard shutdown project will progress safely and smoothly each time. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. Mistakes happen even at this level as Martin Smith (a director at Orbit) found out when one of his frontline workers drove an overloaded […]

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Risk Assessment: The Ultimate Guide for Manufacturers

If none of your workers have ever suffered injuries, you may be wondering whether they’ll always remain safe or if danger lurks nearby, waiting to pounce. With a large manufacturing facility like yours, the latter is a strong possibility. Large facilities face numerous hazards that can lead to severe worker injuries. Identify and manage these […]

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Line Changeover

Trusted by companies all over the world Before FAT FINGER Low throughput during changeover Manual processes and repetitive tasks during line changover are time-consuming and often lead to errors which decrease throughput. High costs from manual entry Operational processing costs can quickly add up when relying on manual entry that requires more manpower. Limited visibility […]

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Efficient Line Changeover Through Line Clearance Checklist

Line clearance is a vital manufacturing procedure that allows operators to prepare for the following process and prevents them from accidentally mislabeling or mixing up completed products. A line clearance checklist can help ensure that all areas are free of products, materials, and documents from a previous process. Table of Contents:1. Line Clearance and Its […]