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Compliance Management Process Improvement

Quality Assurance Checklist: A Quality Management Essential

Quality assurance ensures that all aspects of a project are completed to meet the required standards. This article will introduce a quality assurance checklist essential for any project. Table of Contents:1. Quality assurance vs. Quality Control2. Importance of Quality Assurance3. Best Practices for Quality Assurance4. Quality Assurance Checklist with FAT FINGER Quality Assurance vs. Quality […]

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Management Operations Process Improvement

Shift Handover Checklist: A Reliable Tool for Effective Shift Handover

A shift handover report is vital to ensure continuity of work, avoid errors and create an overall effective workplace. A shift handover checklist is the best solution for frontline shift management who wants shift handover information at their fingertips. Table of Contents:1. What is a Shift Handover Report? 2.Why Are Shift Handovers Important?3.Elements of an […]

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Human Resources Process Improvement Processes

How to Use Root Cause Analysis to Get to the Root of Your Problems

What if you could prevent accidents before they happen? Root cause analysis lets you get to the heart of your problems and let you lower the likelihood that they will happen again (or prevent them entirely). It’s a massive boon in the arsenal of anyone who wants to make sure that the mistakes of the past don’t keep repeating themselves.

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Total Guide To Conducting An Effective Job Safety Analysis (Free Template)

A job safety analysis (JSA) is a procedure that helps integrate health and safety practices into a particular job operation or task. The ultimate goal of a job safety analysis (sometimes referred to as job hazard analysis), is to recognize potential risks and/or hazards in each stage of a task that workers must complete. Supervisors […]

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7 Steps of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

After a stressful or life-changing event, many people find it difficult to regain a sense of normalcy. Sadly, for front-line workers, the odds of experiencing extreme stress or trauma are high. For those moments, it’s vital for leaders to manage employees’ stress. You can do this by ensuring employees have the right tools at their […]

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Health & Safety Process Improvement Processes Productivity Uncategorized workflow management

Everything You Need To Know About SOAP Notes

A SOAP note is a method of standardized note-taking used by healthcare professionals to document important information about a patient. An abbreviation for Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan, millions of SOAP notes are written every single day all over the world. Essentially, it’s the sheet of paper a physician might attach to a patient’s chart […]

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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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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. […]