Becoming a 21st-Century Manufacturer

In its most basic form, Visual Knowledge Share is a computer touchscreen and bar code scanner installed at a workstation. As a part for processing arrives at the station, an employee scans the attached bar code and instructions for the work—including text, video, and schematics—pop up on the screen.

This not only facilitates the process, but monitors the amount of time the process requires, allows for instant changes in the process from designers and engineers, and provides instant feedback from employees.

This level of employee empowerment reduces confusion through its visual component because an employee can see exactly what is required of him, and it can reduce defects to practically zero.

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