8 Principles of Operational Excellence

Dec 4, 2023 9:52:39 AM . Julia Walsh

Webalo's Connected Worker Platform Aligned with Pillars of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) for Industry 4.0 

Industry 4.0 runs on high-quality frontline workforce data about standard and non-standard operations captured from manufacturing plant floors. 

Webalo’s Connected Worker Platform promotes operational excellence by capturing frontline workforce data across operations and combining it with IT and OT data in the Webalo Workforce Intelligence Center to develop standardized work processes and drive increased productivity in significant alignment with the eight familiar pillars of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). 

Pillar by Pillar, here is how this alignment can occur: 


Unlocking Workforce Development with Lean Manufacturing Practices and Webalo

Nov 14, 2023 12:15:00 AM . Julia Walsh

In manufacturing the conventional notion of jobs as monotonous and unglamorous has been a persistent challenge, especially in attracting today's college students.

However, a profound insight from Gemba Academy unveils a transformative perspective on lean manufacturing practices. Far from just being profit-driven, lean principles foster a positive work culture, a cornerstone of sustainable workforce development. In today's uncertain industrial landscape, this approach proves vital in the quest to entice and retain new talent.

Webalo: A Unified Solution for Connected Frontline Workers Across Manufacturing Models

Nov 8, 2023 9:10:01 AM . Julia Walsh

Manufacturing processes may differ between discrete, batch, and continuous models, but the critical functions related to Connected Frontline Workers (CFWs) remain strikingly similar.

Pivotal events encompass productivity, maintenance, quality assurance, environment, health and safety, logistics, shipping, transportation, raw material processing, cleaning and sanitation, availability of resources, training, compliance, auditing, reporting, analysis, and more.