Standardisation in data collection – How far has it come?

Supply chain inspections often prove to be a challenge, even for leading, well-established companies. However, standardisation has now become one of the chief methods of optimising the greater supply chain and ensuring that all managers, departments, and teams are on the same page. Specifically, standardisation in data collection needs to be at the core of day-to-day operations, as it enables a level of seamless integration between teams, which can ultimately reduce costs, save time, and provide a better level of recording inspection data. Furthermore, when data collection is standardised, nearly every procedure within a facility can be completed with higher efficiency and consistency – thus, maximising health and safety, as well as quality and consistency in day-to-day operations.

 What is standardisation in data collection?

In the manufacturing and logistics sector, businesses must deal with a huge amount of data on any given day. With standardisation in place, the enormous volume can be converted into a standard format. But why is this important? The underlying goal is to allow the data to be easier to interpret. Translating this into a common model so that both people and systems can consume that data for analysis and appropriate actions. This is very important as it allows end users to utilise important insights, the data can reveal. Alternatively, trying to deal with or process a variety of sources without a standardised process in place would not only be incredibly difficult and cumbersome but also very resource-intensive and time-consuming. Having access to standardised data also means everyone from top to bottom works along the same lines, with consistent real-time data acting as a single ‘source of truth’. Standardisation can dramatically improve health and safety inspections on warehouse floors. With a means to effortlessly inspect, report, and resolve issues, line managers can boost productivity and performance, while also improving communication through a single platform everybody has access to.

 Other advantages of data collection standardisation in supply chain operations

Standardisation of data collection and, in turn, standardisation of processes, has now become a must-have for forward-thinking manufacturing and logistics businesses, rather than a ‘nice to have’. Companies using the HS Manager inspection app, have access to real-time data which details the corrective action to be taken, along with time-stamped photos and assigned actions to relevant teams – to quickly identify areas of improvement. It’s a must-have for supply chain businesses as it lets you standardise procedures across your entire facility, the app includes 60 customisable checklists to meet your reporting requirements. Try it now absolutely FREE for 30 days. https://www.thehsmanager.co.uk/free-trial/ For more information visit; www.thehsmanager.co.uk at enquiries@thehsmanager.co.uk or call 03450 17 99 44

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