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Industry 4.0 Work Instructions

Improve Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Manufacturing

5 min read - published on February 15, 2019

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Find out how digital work instructions can save you money. Good instructions help reduce cost, waste, and risk on the factory floor.

Working in the manufacturing industry represents a never-ending quest for improvement.

Your company strives to embrace precision, inspire focus, and meet strict standards of compliance. As the industry changes and grows, more pressure is placed to adopt digital innovations, increase efficiency, and scale all processes to fit a complex global supply chain.

In Food and Beverage manufacturing, the above applies tenfold. The consumable nature of the product means that food quality assurance must be exceptional. Your processes are under constant scrutiny to meet food safety standards and routinely pass strict certification inspections.

More often than not, poorly trained employees are the cause of expensive downtime and breaches in quality control. They also create an incredible risk for food contamination.

We've compiled a list of some major pain points and their causes. Check it out below.

 

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But there’s a silver lining. Effective work instructions alleviate many of these problems and improve the process of food quality assurance.

Good, step-by-step digital work instructions mean:

  • 20% improvement in manufacturing downtime.
  • 25% better retention of employee learning.
  • 50% Reduction in learning time.
  • 10% Fewer employee errors.

Even in today’s age of digitization and automation, your success is still human-powered. Digital work instructions are the most effective way to establish and distribute standard operating procedures, which will greatly reduce the risks associated with Food and Beverage manufacturing.

Not only do they cut down on manufacturing headaches, digital work instructions also streamline training procedures and more effectively mitigate the effects of the current skilled labor gap. Accurate, up-to-date training information can be delivered to new employees in a user-friendly step-by-step format that facilitates knowledge retention and deep learning.

Take the steps to reduce waste, cost, and risk, while simultaneously improving your processes to manage food quality assurance.

published February 15, 2019

Chris

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