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Gerber Gear: 4 Challenges Solved by VKS
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.Read More
Working With VKS - ETE REMAN
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.Read More
Workforce Development in the Learning Factory
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.Read More
Industry 4.0 and the Connected Worker
If you are working in manufacturing, you’re undoubtedly hearing phrases like “Industry 4.0”, “Smart Factory” and “Connected Worker”. What do all of these mean and where does your operation fit in?Read More
Lose the Paper, Gain the Benefits
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.Read More
Definition and Importance of Knowledge Management
Knowledge Management is the capturing, controlling, sharing and efficient handling of information and resources of an organization. It allows the company to capitalize on its knowledge within a multidisciplinary approach to effectively and efficiently achieve its goals and objectives.Read More
Smart Manufacturing; Increasing Safety as well as Productivity
Constant pressure is put on operators to produce more while respecting tighter deadlines. This increased stress opens the door to work-related injuries, that not only affects your workforce, but that also impacts general moral and productivity. So what can you do to increase workplace safety without significantly slowing-down production? Luckily, today’s smart manufacturing technology and tool providers have your back, and have the solutions you need to make your shop floor a productive and safe place.Read More
The Industrial Revolution: What is IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0?
We all know what the ‘internet’ is. It is where all the pictures and videos of cute cats are stored. Less importantly it is a method in which data can be transmitted in a massively interconnected world on pre-existing telecommunication infrastructure. We all know what ‘Things’ are.Read More
Collaborating to bring you into Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is the brilliant place where the infinite possibilities of IoT intertwine with the raw power of the manufacturing industry.Read More
Manufacturing Execution system (MES)
A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a software or computerized system commonly used in the manufacturing industry. It is used to monitor, control and document the processes which transform an item from its raw materials to a finished article.Read More
Work Instructions vs SOP
Manufacturing documentation comes in many flavors, and the specific document type and its purpose can vary from organization to organization. In this article, we’ll take a look at two of the most prevalent types of manufacturing documents and what makes them different.Read More
3 Ways VKS Solutions Increased Scott Electronics' Productivity
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...Read More
An Image Is Worth a Thousand Words: Introducing Digital Quality Checklists
Blaise Kamy is a Quality Inspector at CMP-Advanced Mechanical Solutions. He is also a certified Internal Auditor, member of the Mouvement québécois de la qualité, a French Canadian association specialized in quality.Read More
A Customer's Testimony - RAB Switches from Tribal to Visual Knowledge with VKS
Ever wondered what visual work instructions are? Do you spend your company’s time and money training new employees over and over again to make the same product? Learn more...
Visual Work Instructions - Different Approaches and Use cases
If you are anything like me (if you’re reading this there’s a good chance you are), you’ve come up professionally in operations of one sort or another.Read More
Visual Instructions Aid Assembly of Autonomous Vehicles
Several years before Clearpath Robotics’ founders were named to Business Insider’s “People to Watch in 2015” list, Matthew Rendall, Ryan Gariepy and Bryan Webb were University of Waterloo mechatronics engineering students.Read More
A Customer's Testimony - Clearpath Robotics Has Reduced Training with VKS!
Clearpath Robotics, an innovative company that builds robots for the greater good, is enjoying the versatility of VKS, among other benefits.Read More
What are digital work instructions?
Digital work instructions represent the evolution of traditional printed instructions. With VKS procedures and documentation are digital for easier use, better understanding, and quicker updates.Read More
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