Quality control and workplace safety intersect in the manufacturing ecosystem, forming a foundation of operational excellence — where the pursuit of product perfection converges with the commitment to safeguarding human lives. But did you know that in 2021 there were 137,000 work-related injuries in the manufacturing industry alone? And that 383 people lost their lives […]
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.
Without a robust risk management system like that laid out by ISO 31000 standards, you’ll also be yet another figure suffering from critical risk events.
Poorly managed processes have caused disastrous and costly errors. For instance, a measurement mix-up between metric and imperial units by NASA caused the disintegration of one of their satellites. This cost the air and space agency $125 million in damages. Business process management (BPM) is the management and control of business operations to prevent costly […]
In the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)‘s report titled “Health and safety at work: Summary statistics for Great Britain 2019”, 581,000 non-fatal injuries were logged. 138,000 of these were severe enough to put workers out of action for 7 days or more, and 147 workers died. Those figures are only rough estimates though, as almost […]
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 […]
Wasted time. How much time do you spend sitting in traffic? Attending unnecessary meetings? Searching for lost documents? Or using outdated, slow, and difficult systems? There is nothing worse or more harmful than wasted time. Companies lose 20-30% of revenue each year due to inefficiencies like these. “More than a third of a worker’s day […]