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.
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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]