Content By William Brum

By: William Brum

Today’s manufacturing equipment can be complicated in nature with many integrated components all controlled by computerized technology. The responsibility of running and monitoring the equipment and process can be an intimidating task to an equipment operator on the production floor. Manufacturers have learned a simplified design combined with operator engagement is the best recipe to deliver a highly reliable process and quality product. One of the leading tools to accomplish this engagement is the use of the one-point lesson plan.

One-point lesson plans are the cornerstone of any good technology transfer and training plan. As the term states, a one-point lesson is intended to transfer knowledge on one specific feature or function of a larger process. The format incorporates pictures to aid in the visualization of the task. As the tool is also used as a training aide, a training date and signature record is included. A Butler Automatic Splicer one-point lesson is shown in figure 1; it provides instructions on how to inspect film role core adaptors. Although simple in nature, a quality core adaptor contributes to the precise application of the film splicer when integrated with the larger production process.