Leverage technologies that allow employees to focus on the most value-adding activities
Over the last years, the declining automation cost led many companies to fall into the over-automation enticement as labor costs have increased due to skilled workforce scarcity. Besides, the aging of the active population and the demands of the new generations are pushing employers in opposite directions.
To tackle these problems, companies need to augment, instead of replace, their workers. They should deploy technologies that allow the employees to focus on the most value-adding activities, where the unique human skills of decision-making and adaptability to new situations bring the most value and, at the same time, create a more attractive workplace, where employees enjoy a working routine that is less repetitive but more interesting, diversified, and productive.
A solution that combines best-in-class lean principles with digital tools
Digital SOPs, documentation, troubleshooting guides, and checklists available at the ‘point of use’
Augmented reality to assist workers remotely and train them in the flow of work
Virtual reality to train workers on new equipment or processes, allowing them to learn in a safe and controlled environment
Digitized Process Confirmation
Digitized process confirmation system to reinforce work habits using mobile solutions such as tablets
Intelligent Assist Devices
Intelligent Assist Device (IAD), such as exoskeletons, to provide human strength amplification, guiding surfaces or both
Environmental and Bioinformatic Sensors
Environmental and bioinformatic sensors that monitor ambient conditions and workers’ health in real-time
People empowered to solve complex sporadic problems using advanced analytics