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Operations Process Improvement Quality Control

DFMEA in 10 Easy Steps to Boost Product Quality (& Prevent Error)

One negative experience can cost a customer.  We’ve all heard that saying, and nothing better proves the point than the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 product recall. This was an error that cost the company $5.3 million. 96 reports were filed to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, stating that the devices were plagued with […]

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Management Operations Process Improvement

Poka Yoke What? A Methodology for Quality Assurance to Prevent Costly Errors

Kon’nichiwa! Welcome to FAT FINGER’s blog. In this article, we’ll be discussing poka yoke.  Poka yoke what? Exactly, we’re not speaking English. Unless you know Japanese, this term will have you scratching your head. Poka yoke is Japanese meaning mistake-proofing. The poka yoke methodology is used to prevent costly errors from business operations, assure quality […]

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Human Resources Management Process Improvement

What Is a Human Resources Diagram? The 7 Steps of HR Planning and When to Use HR Diagrams (Plus 4 Diagram Examples)

Business is a product of human imagination and effort. Business processes rely on the power of human capital, meaning every organization desires to recruit and maintain a skilled workforce. With proper attention, investment and planning, companies can realise the potential of employees for the benefit of a business and its objectives. But to do so […]

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Automation IT Process Improvement Processes

Remove Error From Your Business Operations Using a Pareto Chart (How to Create a Pareto Chart in 10 Steps)

The Pareto Chart is a powerful tool that maintains the quality of services and products. Decision making is steered in the right direction, meaning efforts are streamlined to maximize output quality. When implemented properly, Pareto analysis – via the Pareto chart – will identify major pitfalls in any business process in order to improve quality. […]

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Process Improvement Processes workflow management

Create a Lean Business With These 5 Top Process Improvement Methodologies

“Processes underpin business capabilities, and capabilities underpin strategy execution” – Pearl Zhu, Digital Capability: Building Lego Like Capability Into Business Competency Our world is changing ever more rapidly. Technological innovations, policy shifts, and the demand for greener operations mean businesses have to be vigilant, adaptable and evolve in response to the constant of change. In […]

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Process Improvement Tools workflow management

Workflow Management Software: 8 Tools To Complete Your Workflow Management System

The global workflow management system market size was valued at $6.85 billion in 2020, and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.6% from 2021 to 2028.  This growth comes from the recognition that workflow management systems improve business efficiency and reduce operational costs. Furthermore, workflow management systems optimize automation, […]

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document management Operations Process Improvement

How to Use Document Management Software (With Our 5 Top DM Software Solutions)

Are you still relying on manual data entry and paper-based systems for document management? If you are, take notice. You could be losing 18 minutes of your productivity time searching for the documents and information you need.  Those 18 minutes might not seem that much, but they mount up to account for ~50% of your […]

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ISO Operations Process Improvement Processes

What Are Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)? How To Create SOPs in 10 Simple Steps

“SOPs also provide a certain kind of insurance. With systematized operations in place, a company won’t unduly rely on any single person for institutional knowledge or company advancement; it’ll all be codified within the SOP” Dean Scaduto, The Lowdown on Standard Operating Procedures Standard operating procedures (SOPs) in business create consistency, guarantee quality, remove ambiguity […]

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Process Improvement Processes Quality Control

Business Process Management Software: Understanding BPM and How to Get Started in 5 Steps

Poorly managed processes have caused disastrous and costly errors. For instance, a measurement mix-up between metric and imperial units by NASA caused the disintegration of one of their satellites. This cost the air and space agency $125 million in damages. Business process management (BPM) is the management and control of business operations to prevent costly […]

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Workflow Software: Your Digital Solution to Industry 4.0 and How to Implement It

The global workflow management system market was valued at $4.8 billion in 2018. This figure is anticipated to rise with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.7% from 2019 to 2025. One reason for this tremendous growth is the digital transformation of businesses globally. This transformation is called industry 4.0. The workflow management systems […]