Nektar Data Systems Blog

  • 6 Benefits of Tracking Construction Assets Electronically

    Construction SiteTakeaway:  Tracking assets is a useful process in all types of industry, but tracking construction assets is especially vital. How many times have you misplaced you phone or remote control and wished you ...
  • 6 Ways Data Collection Tools Can Help Improve Workplace Safety

    Worker with tabletTakeaway:  Data collection tools will help you to better organize what seems like endless paperwork. Between training, audits, and preventing incidents, it is easy to become overwhelmed with safety-related data. By inputting ...
  • Three Characteristics that Drive Effort and Success

    Long GoalTakeaway: Our work structure encourages or discourages engagement. We need simplicity and directness designed into all we do. This encourages engagement.   Businesses systems and work activities can become complex and cumbersome. Activities work ...
  • Short Interval Control (SIC): How to Stay On Task and On Time

    Takeaway: Short Interval Control is a powerful structure for removing variation and staying on task and on time.   If you have any processes or activities where variation is an issue, Short Interval Control can ...
  • Evaluate and Balance Workloads

    work task balanceTakeaway: When we learn to properly evaluate and balance workloads, we improve what we do and how we do it. We create a blueprint for success. Our businesses operate as a series of ...
  • Why Reporting is the Foundation to Building a Strong Safety Culture

    data scoreboardTakeaway:  We are performance driven. Progress motivates us. When we can’t see it, we lose motivation. Therefore, scoreboards are necessary at sporting events. Remove the scoreboard, and you no longer have a ...
  • The Power of the Hack

    power of the hackTakeaway: The “Hack,” refers to innovation. A more efficient way of accomplishing any task. We need hacks. They protect our time and save us money. I remember when the word “Hack,” was a ...
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

    Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)Takeaway: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a process that maximizes the productivity of equipment for its entire life cycle and will extend the life of the equipment.   Evolution of Maintenance How we approach equipment ...
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

    Overall Equipment EffectivenessTakeaway: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a popular metric which can be used to measure how well companies use equipment. OEE is used to drive up performance and reduce equipment-related issues. Maximizing equipment ...
  • Data Rich, Information Poor Syndrome

    Data RichTakeaway: We must be able to manage the data we collect. Data needs to be translated into relevant information. We want to avoid analysis paralysis and Data Rich Information Poor (DRIP) syndrome. ...