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Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in More Productive, News | 0 comments

The Importance of Error Reporting


How can filling out a form improve my productivity? Documenting our mistakes is somewhat counter intuitive. It is human nature to want to move forward as quickly as possible and put that mistake behind us. In addition, we are all busy and taking time out from our regular duties to fill out an error report may feel like a waste of time. Ironically, the busier we are, the more mistakes we make. A great way to break this pattern is to take time out to reflect on your processes. Filling out an error report is a good way to do that. It is important to remember that it is part of human nature to make mistakes and mistakes are how we learn.

The Process Improvement Team is working hard to improve our error rate, reduce re-work and increase productivity at Mallory Safety and Supply. Accurate error reports are the best way to collect data that can be used to improve processes at Mallory. Remember – problems can only be fixed if they are reported.

As you may know, there is another incentive for filling out the error reports – you can be a winner! This month 47 reports were submitted. If you submit a report, your name goes into the hat and you will be eligible to win a $25 American Express gift card. Congratulations to Shelly Kirby, this month’s winner. Keep filling out those reports!

You can find a copy of the Incident/Error Report in P21 and communicate with the PIT Crew at

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