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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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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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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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Operations Process Improvement Processes Quality Control Uncategorized

Operational Excellence: How to Systemize Your Business to Perfection

What would happen if you upheld every New Year’s resolution you’ve ever made? Every year we make ourselves promise to exercise more, eat healthier, learn a new instrument, and so on. If we always improved in these ways, our productivity would skyrocket while we lead healthier and immensely happier lives. Apply that logic to your […]

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Process Improvement Processes Productivity Uncategorized

Muda: What It Is & How to Easily Remove Waste In Essential Processes

Waste (aka ‘muda’). It’s something that we just don’t like. From waking up too late and feeling like we’ve wasted time, to wasting food (us Americans waste over 150,000 tonnes of food each day), to walking along a street that’s piled up with garbage, the majority of us don’t want to contribute to or be […]

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Processes Productivity Uncategorized

Process Design: What It Is, Why You Need It, & How To Get It Right

Flat-pack furniture instructions. Do you follow them to a ‘T’ or leave them in the box?  Although it takes me twice as long, I never have the right tools at hand, and I always have to re-build parts – I rarely follow instructions when building my flat-pack wardrobes, chairs, and tables.  Why?  Because they can […]