Checklists are part of pretty much every person’s daily life in one way or another. What’s interesting is that according to checklists.com that checklists were inspired by an accident on October 30, 1935, when a Model 299 prototype for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crashed during takeoff at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. The cause of the crash was identified as a gust lock that was still engaged.
After the mishap, a group of pilots looked for a way to prevent future ‘pilot error’ mishaps. They came up with checklists for takeoff, flight, before landing and after landing. Boeing delivered 12 of the aircraft to the Air Corps and they flew 1.8 million miles without a serious mishap. More info is at ATChistory.org and Wikipedia.
Checklists are used all over our businesses today from manufacturing and quality control processes to ERP system requirements, and much, much more. A handy list of manufacturing checklists is provided by NewPig.com to help manufacturers prepare for OSHA audits and there are countless more online if you search for them. So today we celebrate Checklist Day – yep – mark that one of our list.
e2b teknologies publishes checklists of ERP features that you may need when evaluating your business software and we offer other checklists for companies looking to optimize their ERP systems. Check out our website for more information.