Monday, September 26, 2011

Seven Effective uses of Technology in Business

rocketmanThis is Part 2 in a series about the role of technology in business improvement. In Part 1 we explored Five Ways to Incorrectly Use Technology.

Organizations can experience significant benefits applying technology in scenarios where:

  • technology can be a catalyst for innovating around a process.
  • the majority of the perceived process waste has been removed.
  • the ability to improve the process without technology has reached its threshold.
  • technology is better suited for poka-yoke, such as eliminating math errors or guiding complicated work flows.
  • the risks of injury or danger to employees can be reduced or eliminated. Examples are un-manned military drones replacing pilots in hostile areas or using robots in automotive paint spray booths.
  • the mechanical burden of maintaining the process using manual methods becomes a hindrance to productivity.
  • information or collaboration needs to be shared across geographic boundaries.

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  1. I still have clients that don't even have an electronic database (this is something that will change this year). They are reluctant to go with technology, and I can understand why because it isn't always reliable, but it can save so much time and effort. Technology can help with business improvement but each business needs to use the right technology for them.

  2. Brilliant idea! I believe that technology is really helpful to improve a business. And also to catch an attention and become interested. Thanks for the tips, very informative.