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Enhanced Frontline Decision-Making:  The Key to Enterprise Optimization

Posted by Julia Walsh on Sep 29, 2022 6:02:00 AM
In manufacturing, the frontline is responsible for executing tasks and following clear guidelines and SOPs. 

While doing so, they use their experience and judgement to ensure results are compliant with intended specifications and work instructions. Manufacturing operations evolve to incorporate more digital tech equipment like IIoT sensors, automation, and robotics. As it becomes more normalized to use advanced IT tools to extract manufacturing data, the frontline and the decisions they make on a day-to-day and minute-to-minute basis will play a key role in ensuring that optimal results are obtained from digital transformation and automation efforts.

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Tags: frontline worker, real-time supply chain, frontline workforce, digital transformation, process optimization

Bridging the Digital Worker Gap

Posted by Julia Walsh on Sep 7, 2022 8:15:00 AM

When we hear the terms “Industry 4.0” and “digitalization,” we imagine fully automated, lifeless factories churning out products in a lights-out kind of manufacturing environment. The reality, however, is far from that image. The digital transformation of any enterprise is more like a journey than a step change, and achieving such a transformation is only possible through the empowerment of an organization’s number one resource: its workers.

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Tags: frontline workforce, Industry 4.0, connected worker

Bringing Agile to the Frontline in Manufacturing

Posted by Julia Walsh on Aug 11, 2022 6:25:43 AM

Agile methodologies originate from the software development sector, where development teams work in a more collaborative and cross-functional manner to deliver a product that is developed with an iterative approach and is continually improved to meet the requirements set out.

This is a methodology that is the exact opposite of the waterfall method of development, where an elaborate plan is established at the beginning based on user requirements and the project is executed by subject matter experts, the aim is to deliver a solution in one go with minimum possible change requests and by following the specs to the exact detail.

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Tags: Industrial Data, frontline workforce, business process management, process optimization