The manufacturing industry has seen staggering technological advancement throughout its 236-year journey from steam-powered engines to the robot-controlled and AI-enhanced assembly lines of today. But despite this progress, factory workers are still using archaic technology to access critical information and develop the skills needed to operate these increasingly more complex pieces of equipment.
Because workers on the ground remain digitally disconnected, information is still largely shared via printed documents and word-of-mouth conversations, thereby negatively impacting their skills development and performance.
Here are 10 signs that your factory is ready for a better way to support workers.
If any of these sound familiar, there is hope!
When leading manufacturers, such as Mars, Barry Callebaut, and Danone were looking for a more effective way to support their factory workers, they turned to Poka. This worker
performance support app combines digital content, communications and collaboration into a single, worker-centered interface to support the unique needs of the factory floor.
Workers just scan a QR code on their equipment or work order using an iPad with the Poka app to access all relevant information updates, work instructions, and training guides. Workers also use Poka to communicate with one another and troubleshoot problems in real-time, track their learning and development, and much more.
By digitally connecting and empowering their workers, manufacturers have seen the following benefits:
Watch our 2-minute video to hear what Tyson Foods, Mars and others are saying about how
Poka has digitally transformed their factory floor.