Unify Data and Boost Productivity
A digital workforce productivity solution unifies data sources from the many systems that workers interact with – like ERP, MES, PLM and quality – to provide real-time visibility across all of them.
This can put an end to users interacting with multiple systems and using out-of-date data to make decisions. And it can start a new era of workers viewing information in a single place and seeing issues in real time – or even predicting issues before they occur.
Of course, having access to useful, real-time analytics is just the start. The true value of a digital workforce productivity solution comes in how it applies that information to improve users’ daily jobs.
For example, paper- and text-based work instructions are often out of date or lack integration with engineering. A digital workforce productivity solution can use your 3D CAD data or ERP work orders to create digitalized, in-context work instructions.
The solution can also be used for real-time workforce performance monitoring. This can help you monitor how long a process is taking an operator and uncover ways to improve productivity times.
Additionally, it leverages disruptive technologies with the solution to not only improve but transform how workers do their jobs. With augmented reality (AR), for example, you can overlay digital repair instructions on a downed machine for a faster recovery or replicate real-world production scenarios in training to better prepare workers for their jobs.
Today, the results we’ve seen for an average, $5 billion manufacturer include:
- Increased worker productivity 5-35%
- Increased quality up to 90%
- Reduced training time to proficiency by 20-30%
And those are in addition to a reduced risk of safety incidents.
What do those results look like for a real company? One maker of wind turbines was an early adopter of a new digital workforce productivity solution. The company used the solution to find a better way to get information to workers by leveraging visual cues and rich CAD content.
As the company’s IoT and Industry 4.0 lead put it: “Removing the text instructions lets employees focus on the physical object in front of them and significantly reduces the time spent finding the information needed.”
To learn how you can use digital solutions to achieve similar successes in your operations, visit the Information Solutions web page.