20 Jul Digital technologies for the efficient design of your processes
The last few months have shown many people and companies how important digitalisation is. The pandemic surprised the world and many were not prepared for such a major change. That is why companies must now go along with it and welcome digitisation. The progress of development is increasing rapidly and offers a multitude of new opportunities. However, companies must have a high degree of methodical approach and willingness to change in order to successfully implement their transformation. Process innovation is proving to be a major challenge for many companies because it leads to disruptive changes. Companies will only respond if digitalization can answer a central question: Which added value is created for which it is worthwhile to change existing processes? The answer is that they must realize corporate goals.
Process innovation can bring many advantages. For example, process costs can be reduced due to the high degree of automation. Now less manual intervention is required. In addition, product quality can be improved. Technologies such as IoT are able to oversee the production process and thus collect enough information to optimize workflows. Furthermore, more information is generated and stored centrally. This makes them more readily available for decision making. Other technologies such as computer vision, mixed reality and CAD processing contribute to digitalization.
In the logistics industry, digitalization is very useful. It links many value-added networks together, e.g. processes are optimized and products are redesigned. VISCOPIC Polygons is an application that makes this possible. With POLYGONS companies are able to place true-to-scale holograms of shelves, equipment and other elements in the production environment. This is done by CAD processing. Thus 3D models are made suitable for the use of data glasses. By means of simple hand gestures, objects placed in space can be moved or adjusted. By using mixed reality, processes can be planned and worked out together with others. Changes are then transferred back to a standard planning tool. This helps to check connections of machines with the positions of connections in factories before purchase decisions are made. POLYGONS minimizes the cost and time of processes.
If digitalisation is taken seriously, it is possible to build up a cooperation between man and machine. Technology is not there to take away people’s jobs, but to support them. Thus they function as a well-rehearsed team. This is what happens, for example, with technology assistance. Workers can be provided with Augmented Reality instructions for production, maintenance, repair or installation. VISCOPIC Pins makes this possible. Instructions can be created that support and guide the workers in the execution of processes. 3D images of products are opened in the PINS Editor, and work steps and checklists are created based on these images. Information such as pictures, sound, videos or 3D animations can be added to these. This can also be used for training. Thus processes are standardized, sources of error are minimized and processes are certified with increased quality.
Take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitalisation with numerous technologies for your company too! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to evaluate your use case.