Connected Worker Solutions capture and unlock real-time data to help businesses improve product quality, increase worker safety, and streamline operations with guided, digital experiences that serve to empower their workers. However, what does this mean for the longevity of manufacturing businesses in a post pandemic world? Ultimately, Connected Workers bring continuous improvement to a business by integrating a solution that is driven by data and analytics.
How Connected Workers Improve Quality, Safety, and Operations
By unlocking critical data by connecting frontline workers through a single, easy-to-use platform, manufacturing companies can detect and capture insights at the earliest point possible and empower workers to make decisions in real-time to meet safety, quality and operational goals.
For example, Anvl’s mobile-first software helps manufacturing companies source data straight from frontline workers to resolve safety, quality, and operations issues faster. Workers are guided through dynamic workflows that represent each company’s unique processes and procedures. Data captured includes direct user input and automated data. Workers provide real-time feedback within Anvl as they follow logic-based workflows. Their input keeps management informed of what’s happening and worker concerns can trigger alerts for escalation messages, helping organizations uncover issues at the earliest possible point.
Leaders benefit from real-time insights and analytics that support in-the-moment decision making and continuous improvement. Both data insights and communication capabilities support the right conversations at the right time to avoid negative trends and yield both cost and time savings.
The Future of Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing
The past year brought a significant paradigm shift to the “normal” way of working around the world. During the pandemic, there was an emphasis on the necessity to keep workers safe, product quality high, and operations streamlined. This led to an increased focus on connected worker technology and smart manufacturing, or the practice of implementing digital technologies to make manufacturing processes safer and more efficient.
Technology has been essential in keeping manufacturing operations on track, even in the face of shutdowns and pandemic roadblocks. In the last year alone, 85% of global industry executives invested in connected worker solutions and this trend will only grow in the future.
Companies that already made strides toward getting workers connected to digital resources before the pandemic were more agile and adapted better to the rapidly changing situation over the past year. They also reported improvements in operations and a decrease in operating costs. Leveraging connected worker solutions like Anvl allows manufacturing companies to remain resilient and competitive in the face of future challenges.
Overall, investing in digital solutions is the greatest trend in manufacturing; and if you haven’t done so, you’re already behind.
Connected Workers Bring Continuous Improvement
Investing in Connected Worker Solutions is crucial for manufacturing companies at this pivotal point in industrial innovation. Understanding the ROI for technology to connect and empower workers is a critical first step for leaders.
At the simplest level, a connected workforce can save manufacturing leadership teams a major budget spend on the physical items they are currently using and unlock critical data. As opposed to data that is trapped on paper, electronic forms that are not analyzed in real time, or multiple separate systems, data that is unlocked with easy-to-use technology provides leading indicators to support continuous improvement.
Leading indicator data identified in Anvl mobile workflows provides two key avenues to proactively solve issues: in-the-moment support and real-time escalations and alerts. Instead of waiting minutes, hours, days or weeks to uncover and resolve issues, Anvl leverages data in the moment when attention is needed.
With connected worker solutions, employees can be more effective, efficient, and communicative, and therefore able to address problems as they arise or even before they occur. Taking the time to invest in Connected Worker Solutions will yield major productivity increases and overall business growth.
Anvl Can Turbo-Charge Your Continuous Improvement
With nearly 60% of the workforce disengaged with their work, it’s important to consider solutions that not only drive business performance, but also keep workers engaged. Connected Worker Solutions like Anvl empower workers to be the voice for innovation and positive outcomes, which in turn builds lasting cultural changes where the most knowledgeable employees are driving the most valuable improvements. Click here to See Anvl in Action, and contact one of our experts today.