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Planning and Executing Remote Operations during Shutdowns with Connected Technologies


In the face of unexpected shutdowns, businesses are compelled to adapt and innovate to maintain operational continuity. One such innovation is the use of connected technologies to plan and execute remote operations. A prime example of this is FAT FINGER, a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to perform their work correctly every time.

Understanding the Role of Connected Technologies

Connected technologies refer to a network of devices communicating with each other through the internet. These technologies have revolutionized the way businesses operate, particularly in times of shutdowns where remote operations become a necessity.

How FAT FINGER Facilitates Remote Operations

FAT FINGER’s features, including a drag & drop workflow builder, mobile & desktop workflows, dashboards, integrations, augmented reality, IoT device connectivity, and artificial intelligence coaching, enable businesses to create digital workflows and checklists across safety, maintenance, and operations areas.

Safety Solutions

  • Take 5 Safety
  • Near miss reporting
  • JSA / JHA
  • Risk Assessment
  • Incident reporting
  • Journey report

Operations Solutions

  • Material Inspection
  • Quality Control
  • Shift Handover
  • Facility inspection / Production rounds
  • Line Changeover
  • Field ticket

Maintenance Solutions

  • Work Order Checklist
  • Truck inspection checks
  • Mobile Asset Inspection
  • Shutdown / Turnaround form
  • Preventive maintenance inspection
  • Predictive Maintenance

Case Study: Remote Operations during Shutdowns

A case study that illustrates the effectiveness of FAT FINGER in facilitating remote operations during shutdowns is its use in the manufacturing industry. During a sudden shutdown due to a pandemic, a manufacturing company used FAT FINGER to maintain operational continuity. The company used the software to create digital workflows for remote quality control, shift handovers, and facility inspections. This allowed them to continue operations remotely, ensuring the safety of their employees while maintaining productivity.

Statistics Supporting the Use of Connected Technologies

According to a report by McKinsey, companies that digitize their operations can expect productivity gains of up to 20%. Furthermore, a study by PwC found that 90% of C-level executives believe that connected technologies are critical to their company’s success.


Planning and executing remote operations during shutdowns with connected technologies like FAT FINGER can significantly enhance operational efficiency and productivity. By leveraging its features, businesses can create digital workflows and checklists across various areas, ensuring work is done correctly every time. The use of such technologies is not just a temporary solution for shutdowns but a long-term strategy for operational excellence.

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