Webalo Identified as Key Enabler of Frontline Workers in New Report

Nov 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM . Maryanne Steidinger

Webalo was recently recognized as an influencing vendor of technology for the Connected Worker in a new report by 451 Research, "Supporting the Digital Employee Experience for Frontline Workers in Manufacturing."

The 451 Report focuses on the digital employee experience for the frontline worker, highlighting how Webalo is "leveraging their trajectory in mobility in rapid app development to address the requirements of the frontline worker in manufacturing operations."

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Webalo is a Platform for the Frontline Workforce, providing a broad range of Connected Worker capabilities that support all areas of plant operations and logistics. Webalo integrates Frontline Workers into the day-to-day operational processes to make their jobs easier and the businesses more efficient. Webalo leverages existing investments in enterprise & industrial software systems to enable the Connected Worker by creating a paperless workday for the workforce, providing real-time visibility and clear work instructions on mobile or other Connected Worker devices for all areas of plant and supply chain operations.

“We are pleased that 451 Research’s conclusions on Connected Worker productivity strongly align with our own approach in providing the workforce with a simple way of standardizing and scaling their good manufacturing practices,” said Peter Price, Webalo CEO.  “Use cases such as   Production Line Change Over Management, Digitized Maintenance Cards, Real Time Notifications of Production Schedules, Downtime Event Review, Mobilized Supply Chain Materials Scanning, Shift Change Over, General Real-Time /Contextualized KPI Metrics and Dashboarding can be easily generated and shared enterprise-wide, generating substantial value for customers and their supply chain partners.”

In the report, 451 Research states: "The growing number of IoT endpoints and fusion with existing operation technology data will enable the automation of many of the routine tasks performed by frontline workers in manufacturing operations. This is influencing the emergence of a new connected workforce, driving productivity and employee engagement."

Three common use cases were identified: Checklists, procedures and workflows (guidance using mobile apps with step by step instructions); Digitized maintenance processes (replacing paper-based workflows and forms); and Real-time notifications of production schedule changes (immediate notifications with ability for notations, comments and feedback).

The 451 Report is free for download by clicking here.