manual element

manual element

[′man·yə·wəl ′el·ə·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
A specific measurable subdivision of a work cycle or operation that is completed entirely by hand or with the use of tools.
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For businesses this can mean changing a person's role so they can remain, this may mean taking a manual element from it and putting them in other areas.
The reality of course is that while there may be some reduction in paperwork, many processes still have a manual element, creating paperwork that needs to be turned into digital documents if it is going to be properly utilised in digital systems.
Eliminating the manual element by implementing an HIE system also addresses the issue of inevitable human error.
The manual element means Village Veg can't compete with mechanised farming.
The simple fact is that nothing can rival the flexibility and dexterity of the human frame for some complex order picking processes, but introducing a manual element in the warehouse means there is also the capacity for error.
Sharing all of this critical information is often inefficient because of the redundant and manual elements of this paper-based approach.