We already saw how seemingly small human error has led to huge losses for companies in the past. But what can be done to address human error? We cannot change the human condition, but in manufacturing we can certainly improve the way people work, where they work, and what systems they use.
Is it possible to accelerate learning? It is, with the new microlearning approach.
Technology and job functions are changing rapidly. In today’s fast-paced digital environment, people need to constantly up-skill, but have little time to learn. Microlearning offers us a solution. Microlearning is a modular delivery approach to online training where content is engineered into a series of short, concise, and dynamic learning moments, each a complete experience on its own while supporting the learning sequence as a whole.
Big data refers to large volume of data, both structured and unstructured, that businesses generate on a day-to-day basis. Manufacturing organizations have an abundance of operational and shop floor data that can be analyzed for business gains, and with the advent of Industry 4.0, there are manufacturing companies which have already started doing so. By leveraging big data intelligently, manufacturing companies are reducing processing flaws, improving production quality, increasing efficiency, and saving both time and money.
Employees are human and humans make mistakes. If the reason for an error remains unexplained, even corrective and preventive actions can fail to address the underlying conditions for the failure. Even seemingly small mistakes can lead to huge losses, as these cautionary tales from the manufacturing world show.
“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.” This is something Wilbur Wright said almost a hundred years ago, but that still stands true. Wilbur Wright, with his brother Orville Wright, famously known as The Wright Brothers developed the first successful airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and together they are considered the fathers of modern aviation.