Experienced workers are a major asset to any organization. They have the experience to solve complex problems and the vision to push forward under any circumstance. Training new employees to this level of proficiency takes countless hours… or does it? Let’s explore how Chesterton leveraged VKS Enterprise to cut their training times in half and effectively share knowledge across their workforce.
With over 40 years of experience in sales, merchandising, e-commerce, and customer service, Melric is a turnkey strategic partner for companies looking to increase the visibility of their product on the Canadian market. We had the privilege of discussing with Melric how they are using VKS to advance the capabilities of their business and pave the way for others within the field service industry.
The Digital Factory Team leadership identified VKS digital work instructions as the go-to solution for their need to capture and transfer both tribal knowledge and best practices across global manufacturing centers.
Using our work instruction software, TE Connectivity embarked on a digital transformation journey in manufacturing to drive its operations' quality and increase productivity.
As a leader in the digital billboard market, Watchfire Signs maintains a record of elegantly engineering high-quality signage for any environment. It was Watchfire Sign's dedication to quality and innovation that made them pursue new ways to boost their employees' knowledge and strengthen their training resources. In one year with VKS, Watchfire Signs was able to meet their initial goals of improving training, decreasing document creation times, and facilitating an efficient approval process.
Industry 4.0 products deserve Industry 4.0 packaging. With over 45 years of experience, Smith Induspac has been providing quality smart packaging solutions for companies with valuable products, technology, and materials. Much of today’s focus in modern manufacturing is directed towards the products, tools, and technology of the era. But within manufacturing, how we package these items is just as important as the items themselves.
As a high variety, low volume manufacturer, Nidec was in need of a work instruction software that could keep up with the high diversity that their processes included. As a result of the high variety of products made, training is a challenge because by the time an operator is fully trained on one machine, it then becomes time to switch gears and learn something else entirely. While it used to take five hours or more to create work instructions before, it now takes just two hours to complete!
For Crystal Group, the number one challenge rests within going above and beyond standards that are inherently high from the start. They turned to using our work instruction software to bolster training and reinforce high quality and efficiency standards.
Along with going digital with their work instructions, Crystal Group also wanted to ensure that they would accomplish their goals in the first couple of months of deploying the software on the shop floor.
To stay true to their vision and continue providing best-in-class quality standards, Aurora North America shifted into a lean production method with the help of the VKS Smart Manufacturing approach.
Born from a manufacturing company, we know how complex shop floor challenges can be. For this reason, helping migrate to digital work instructions and accommodate Aurora’s pain points was fast and straightforward.
Using the VKS digital step-by-step instructions on tablets, students enrolled in the carpentry program were able to go from building 11 sets of stairs to making 88 sets of stairs in the same time frame as before without compromising their learning or the quality of their output. We caught up with Jovan-David Mercier-Montminy, a carpentry teacher at CVCEC to find out just how VKS helped students begin to make 8x more stairs than before.
Unstoppable. That is one of Gerber’s famed taglines. It’s also one that perfectly sums up their manufacturing process since implementing VKS work instructions. To hit the ground running on its journey to becoming a lean manufacturer, Gerber turned to VKS to speed up its production and reduce waste
ETE REMAN, a prominent member of the Manufacturing/ Automotive Aftermarket industry, started using VKS Pro in the summer of 2018 and has since successfully integrated it into their transmission remanufacturing plant. Located in the Milwaukee area, ETE REMAN is a producer of remanufactured automatic transmissions, which employs approximately 600 employees throughout its organization. Their commitment to their clients? To deliver remarkable customer service unmatched by others.
The face of manufacturing has changed dramatically since the start of Industry 4.0. McMaster University’s W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT B.Tech.) has decided to follow suit by designing and developing a Learning Factory on its campus in Hamilton, Ontario. This modern facility plays an important role in workforce development and introduces students and industry trainees to IoT, IIoT, Cyber-Physical Systems, digital work instructions, and other Industry 4.0 concepts.
Being a competitive player in the Aerospace and Defence industry is no small feat. In an industry where actual lives are depending on the quality of your product, and where you need to be accountable for every piece of an assembly, meeting customer expectations and requirements can be a daunting task. Luckily, manufacturers can find solace in the new Smart Manufacturing technologies appearing in the wake of Industry 4.0. One such example is that of the renowned company ATM.
Scott Electronics is a successful contract manufacturer that builds cables and assemblies for various industries such as medical and homeland security. Operating in a high-mix low-volume environment, their focus lies within wire and cable harnessing. They also specialize in MRI technology, TSA equipment in airports, and many other products.
Clearpath Robotics, an innovative company that builds robots for the greater good, is enjoying the versatility of VKS, among other benefits.