Your Connected Workforce journey
Unlike the mass market, industrial companies typically need some time before they are ready to dive into disruptive technology. This is not because they dismiss the possibilities, but because workforce transformations can be hard, if not approached in the correct way.
To be able to present information in a new way via mobile, wearables, voice, video, augmented, virtual or mixed reality (AR/VR/XR) or simulation, it first needs to be made relevant, accurate and easy to consume for the manufacturing workforce. It needs to operate in a secure environment as well as being suitable for demanding industrial conditions, from extreme temperatures, noise or flying sparks, to helmets, gloves and other personal protective equipment that may interfere with voice or physical gesture commands.
But most importantly it needs to deliver value. Industrial facilities shouldn’t look at how to embed the latest technology into their facilities, instead they should start from the premise of ‘how can we make things faster, smarter, and safer’, and look to advancements in tech to support this.
The full potential will be reached when total integration with site, process, and client data is achieved, enhanced with Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), and this reality isn’t as far off as you would think.