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Innovative Connected Work Strategies for Aging Infrastructure in Heavy Industries


As the world continues to evolve, so does the need for innovative solutions to address the challenges of aging infrastructure in heavy industries. One such solution is the use of connected work strategies, which leverage digital technologies to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and productivity. A prime example of this is FAT FINGER, a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time.

Understanding the Challenges of Aging Infrastructure

Aging infrastructure in heavy industries presents a myriad of challenges. These include increased maintenance costs, decreased operational efficiency, and heightened safety risks. Traditional methods of managing these challenges are often time-consuming, error-prone, and inefficient.

The Role of Connected Work Strategies

Connected work strategies offer a solution to these challenges. By leveraging digital technologies, these strategies enable real-time monitoring and management of infrastructure, thereby enhancing operational efficiency, reducing costs, and improving safety.

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Introducing FAT FINGER

FAT FINGER is at the forefront of this digital revolution. With its drag & drop workflow builder, mobile & desktop workflows, dashboards, integrations, augmented reality, IoT device connectivity, and artificial intelligence coaching, FAT FINGER provides a comprehensive solution for managing aging infrastructure in heavy industries.

FAT FINGER allows you to create digital workflows and checklists across safety, maintenance, and operations areas. These include:

  • Safety: Take 5 Safety, Near miss reporting, JSA / JHA, Risk Assessment, Incident reporting, Journey report
  • Operations: Material Inspection, Quality Control, Shift Handover, Facility inspection / Production rounds, Line Changeover, Field ticket
  • Maintenance: Work Order Checklist, Truck inspection checks, Mobile Asset Inspection, Shutdown / Turnaround form, Preventive maintenance inspection, Predictive Maintenance

Benefits of Using FAT FINGER

By using FAT FINGER, heavy industries can realize several benefits. These include improved operational efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, enhanced safety, and increased productivity. Furthermore, FAT FINGER’s digital workflows and checklists ensure that work is done correctly every time, thereby minimizing errors and enhancing quality.

Case Study: FAT FINGER in Action

A case study of a heavy industry company that implemented FAT FINGER revealed significant improvements in operational efficiency, safety, and cost savings. The company was able to reduce maintenance costs by 20%, improve operational efficiency by 30%, and enhance safety by reducing incidents by 50%.


In conclusion, innovative connected work strategies like FAT FINGER offer a viable solution to the challenges of aging infrastructure in heavy industries. By leveraging digital technologies, these strategies enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and improve safety. Therefore, it’s time for heavy industries to embrace these strategies and reap the benefits they offer.

Ready to transform your operations with FAT FINGER? Sign up today or request a demo to see how FAT FINGER can empower your front-line teams to do their work correctly every time.