Good information is the first of the six pillars of productivity.
Good installation information means several things - how does your information rate?:
- Standardized where applicable so that there is minimal time spent trying to understand the information.
- So clear that it is nearly impossible to misunderstand. Think “Poka-Yoke” at the information level.
- No information that is not necessary for installation or relevant context. If a map of gas stations is required, don’t provide a map with all businesses on it.
- Provided in the right sequence at the right time to prevent stress from information overload or stress from not having enough time to prepare.
- Incorporating other information as applicable including potentially QC checklists, safety pre-task checklists, standard production targets or a material list. Don’t make someone have to correlate multiple items in the field if it can be done ahead of time.
- Provided in the most effective format(s) for the situation, including paper size(s) if applicable. There is not a perfect format just like there is not one perfect tool.
Improve your information and you will improve your productivity.