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.
"We are already in talks with government entities in the region that want to take a lot of manual elements that their employees are stuck in automating."
Sharing all of this critical information is often inefficient because of the redundant and manual elements of this paper-based approach.
A spokesman for the airport operator said: "To allow British Airways to operate a good flight schedule, the manual elements of the baggage system will remain in place for the remainder of the weekend.
Furthermore, increases for labor are sought to support the machinery and fulfill the manual elements of assembly--impacting variable costs.
But Medical Solutions, which manufactures SurePath, said while it may require some manual work at the start of processing the smear tests, the alternative Cytyc system also had manual elements further along the process.