The Importance of Training and Assistance in Industrial Manufacturing

Mar 15, 2023 10:00:49 AM . Julia Walsh

Global manufacturing is going through a fundamental and transformational phase, with the inclusion of advanced automation, artificial intelligence, and Industry 4.0 IT applications completely changing the way things are done on the traditional shop floor. This large-scale change necessitates that manufacturing training and assistance must also transform as paper-based training manuals and work instructions become obsolete.

The new training era is more hands-on, experiential, real-life, and result oriented. Such training and assistance use Industry 4.0 technology to prepare the frontline and acquaint them with highly specific tasks and production standards using AR, VR, and video-based instructions. However, in order to successfully transform current training practices it is critical to choose the right implementation partners and have a clear vision of what the transformed training paradigm would look like!  

Understanding Training 4.0:

Without Training 4.0 it will be difficult, if not impossible, for companies to realize the full potential of Industry 4.0. Training 4.0 uses the same digital transformation technology gamut deployed for Industry 4.0 to better train the current and future frontline. The goal is to preserve organizational know-how and have a faster worker qualification turnaround for quicker deployment on the shop floor and fewer production-related errors.

The Year Ahead: Decoding 2023 for Manufacturers

Feb 20, 2023 1:14:00 PM . Julia Walsh

Strategic Digitization Investments and Workforce Intelligence Solutions for More Digital and Resilient Operations

2022 was a far better year for manufacturers than the preceding two years. But as the world emerges from the pandemic, 2023 is staring down the barrel of a global recession, increasing market volatility, and workforce churn. Manufacturers already understand the value of digitization and the promise it brings. The challenges 2023 poses will determine whether or not the investments they have already made are the right ones. 2023 will also determine what new investments they must make to ensure that digitization is completed end to end and encompasses their biggest asset: their workforce.

Al and Its Impact on Manufacturing

Feb 2, 2023 10:54:41 AM . Julia Walsh

As soon as we hear the words “artificial intelligence,” we picture robots and machines taking over like in Terminator or a hallucinogenic super-software controlling our world like in The Matrix. However, the current truth is far from the fictional accounts. AI is already all-pervasive and influencing our decisions and destinies, whether while shopping online or while deciding what meal to order from an app. AI is certainly here to stay and will forever change the way the world works. Manufacturing will particularly see the immense impact of machine learning, process automation, and robotics.