Company’s Latest Product Release Introduces a Modern Approach to Remote Collaboration for the Manufacturing and Service Industry

HORSHAM, PA – APRIL 29, 2020Augmentir, Inc., the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software for industrial companies, today announced multiple updates to its AI-Powered Connected Worker platform, including extended artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and enhanced remote collaboration features for manufacturing and service teams. These new features are designed to help companies optimize and improve the safety and productivity of their frontline workforce.

“The nature of work in the industrial sector is changing, and we are excited to bring these new features to market to better serve companies that are looking for innovative ways to connect and optimize their workforce,” stated Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir. “This new release extends our commitment to using AI to innovate for the benefit of the frontline workforce, and introduces a revolutionary new way for manufacturing and service teams to communicate and collaborate.”

Augmentir’s Connected Worker Platform is a comprehensive suite of AI-powered tools designed to help manufacturing and service teams improve operations, close skills gaps, capture tribal knowledge, and drive continuous improvement efforts. The platform provides tools to help teams author and publish digital work instructions and workflows and provides collaboration tools to support remote work scenarios. In addition, the platform delivers AI-based organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

In this most recent software release, Augmentir has greatly enhanced its Remote Assist industrial collaboration tool. Augmentir Remote Assist allows manufacturing and service workers to remotely connect and collaborate with subject matter experts to help perform remote inspections as well as troubleshoot and diagnose field service problems. The software is supported on a range of mobile and wearable devices, including iOS or Android mobile devices, or AR-enabled smart glasses. Features include:

  • Integrated chat allows subject matter experts to support conversations with multiple workers simultaneously to help diagnose and solve problems faster.
  • Live video and audio streaming, file sharing, and annotations enhance collaboration and improve issue resolution and remote knowledge sharing.
  • Recording of sessions with up to 40 participants to support business scenarios including remote Factory Acceptance Tests, and Site Acceptance Tests that are now being performed virtually due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
  • Intelligent grouping and multi-level escalation allows companies to support complex workflow and routing scenarios between users.

Additionally, for manufacturing and service teams that are impacted by travel restrictions and social distancing enforcement, Augmentir is expanding its COVID-19 response to provide the free use of its Remote Assist Essentials software through 2020 for teams of up to 25 users. Fadel added, “Due to increased demand for a virtual support tool during these difficult times, we’ve extended our offer so that workers, technicians, and customers can get the support they need and continue to do their jobs without compromising health, safety, or productivity.”

A new early-access release is available immediately, and companies can get started today with a free trial of the entire platform. For more information and to sign up for free, please visit the Augmentir website.

 

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About Augmentir

Augmentir is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

Augmentir Offers Free Use of its Remote Assistance Tool for Frontline Workers to Help Companies Address the travel and social distancing issues related to COVID-19 

HORSHAM, PA – MARCH 16, 2020Augmentir, Inc., the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software for industrial companies, today announced the free use of its Remote Assist support and collaboration tool for the remainder of 2020 to help industrial companies address the growing workforce and supply chain disruption created by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  

As COVID-19 continues to spread across North America, the CDC has suggested that businesses implement remote work policies and travel restrictions to help slow the spread of the virus. The situation has become more troublesome over the past few weeks, and many companies are looking for ways to help limit business disruptions while keeping the health of employees a top priority.

Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir, states, “COVID-19 is impacting the lives of people all around the world, and is forcing a change to the way we work. At Augmentir, the health and safety of our employees, as well as the employees of our customers and partners is the Company’s top priority. Therefore, in a response to COVID-19, Augmentir will be offering its Remote Assist tool at no cost through the end of 2020 in an effort to help the many businesses affected by the sudden increase in work-from-home policies and travel restrictions resulting from the global outbreak of the virus. We hope to curb the predicted impact this virus will have on industrial companies and will remain steadfast in our commitment to serving the industry we call home.”  

During this challenging time, video-conferencing, chat, and remote support and collaboration will be more important than ever in maintaining the wellbeing of employees while also enabling people to continue to work and businesses to operate. Augmentir’s Remote Assist tool helps to minimize the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on businesses by providing a remote collaboration and support solution that can be adopted in less than 60 minutes, so that workers, technicians, and customers can get the support they need to do their jobs without compromising health, safety, or productivity.

Companies that sign up will have free use of the tool for the remainder of 2020, and have access to the following features: 

  • Stream live video and audio to remote experts to improve issue resolution and remote knowledge sharing
  • Guide your field technicians and customers with live annotations for enhanced collaboration
  • Support remote users on their existing devices as well as AR-enabled smart glasses

For more information on Augmentir’s Remote Assist, and to sign up for free, please visit the Augmentir website.

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About Augmentir

Augmentir is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to help frontline workers perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

Bundled SaaS-based software platform and wearable hardware simplifies purchasing and reduces CAPEX costs for global enterprise companies

HORSHAM, PA – August 26, 2020 Augmentir, Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software for industrial companies, today announced the immediate availability of a comprehensive subscription offering that combines the RealWear HMT-1® wearable Android tablet with Augmentir’s AI-Powered Connected Worker platform. The low-cost subscription bundle gives enterprise companies the technology and tools they need to help increase safety, quality, and productivity for frontline workers performing industrial jobs in manufacturing and service.

The subscription bundle, which includes hardware, software and support, is being being offered through a partnership with Q-mation, a leading industrial hardware and software reseller. The offering helps to reduce CAPEX costs for enterprise companies throughout the entire connected worker journey including evaluation, piloting, rollout and maintenance of the solution.

“We have seen tremendous demand for hands-free solutions based on Augmentir’s Connected Worker platform,” said Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “Our partnerships with RealWear and Q-mation bundle the right technologies into a subscription model that makes it easy for our customers to get started and scale this throughout their enterprise, allowing them to capture the safety, quality, and productivity benefits more quickly.”

“Augmentir and Q-mation, both important RealWear partners, have produced a subscription offering that helps companies avoid large CAPEX purchases, simplifying the adoption of cutting edge, productivity improving Connected Worker solutions,” said Sanjay Jhawar, President and Co-Founder of RealWear. “This will further accelerate the digital transformation of the industrial frontline workforce.”

The RealWear HMT-1® is a ruggedized head-mounted, wearable, Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. When combined with Augmentir’s AI-based Connected Worker platform, frontline workers can be intelligently guided through complex manufacturing, inspection and service procedures. Augmentir’s platform, which is optimized for a hands-free RealWear experience with voice, delivers on-the-job training and instant support from remote experts, allowing frontline workers to perform their jobs with higher quality and safety, and increased productivity.

“Q-mation has reoriented its 20+ year business to help transform the frontline workforce through a combination of Augmentir’s AI-based platform and RealWear’s market leading HMT-1 family of industrial wearables,“ added Bob D’Agostino, President of Q-mation. “With this cost effective total subscription offering we are helping companies future accelerate their deployment of valuable Connected Worker solutions such as Remote Assist and Intelligent Workforce Guidance.”

Available immediately, the subscription is priced at $140 USD/user/month for a 36-month subscription. The subscription also includes $50 of essential RealWear HMT-1 accessories, phone and email support,  software updates and device configuration.

To learn more, visit the Augmentir website at www.augmentir.com/realwear.

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

About Q-mation

Q-mation is a large hardware and software reseller, support and service provider focused on helping manufacturing companies adopt and deploy productivity increasing solutions quickly.  The company’s Connected Worker group has partnered with Augmentir and RealWear to accelerate the availability of their technologies to the industrial marketplace. Connect with Q-mation by visiting www.qmation.com.

World’s only AI-based connected worker platform adds localization, enterprise connectors, and SSO to support the needs of Fortune 1000 customers in CPG, automotive, life sciences, industrial equipment, paper & packaging, energy, and food & beverage

HORSHAM, PA – March 16, 2021 Augmentir, Inc., the only provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software, today announced new features and updates to its market-leading connected worker platform to meet the needs of its expanding global customer base. The additional product features include localization support, enterprise connectors, single sign-on support, and multi-region scalability and redundancy. These enhancements will provide increased flexibility, security, and ease of use to help industrial companies digitize their operations on a global scale.

“Augmentir has been helping industrial companies of all sizes digitize their frontline workforce and deliver improved safety, quality, and productivity in today’s new normal,” stated Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “Over the past several months we’ve worked closely with our enterprise customers to add several exciting features to our already easy-to-use platform. The new features we announced today will help these companies continue to expand their digital transformation efforts on a global scale.”

Today’s announcement includes:

  • Localization support for globally distributed worker teams, enabling companies to provide digital guidance and remote support in multiple languages for teams located across the globe.
  • Expanded library of Enterprise Connectors, which allow companies to fully integrate Augmentir into popular business applications. This release adds connectors for SAP, Salesforce, and Microsoft Dynamics, making it easy to integrate digital workflows and share data.
  • Enterprise security and Single Sign-On (SSO), enabling large enterprises to reduce security risks and streamline user experiences while delivering seamless access from anywhere.
  • Multi-Region Scalability and Redundancy, which increases Augmentir’s already marketing leading availability, providing business continuity and global availability for enterprises that operate across multiple global regions.

According to LNS Research:

“Industrial organizations clearly recognize the potential business value to be gained from Industrial Transformation (IX) investments aimed at digitally connecting the industrial frontline workforce. Work on the plant floor to field service is being revolutionized once again with deeper connectivity between the workforce and overall industrial operations. Connected Frontline Workforce technologies enable greater integration between people and systems across operations, extending capabilities to wherever work is performed.”

Augmentir’s AI-powered connected worker platform is being used to digitize operations across a range of industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and automotive manufacturing, as well as utilities, oil and gas, mining, and industrial equipment manufacturing and service. The platform provides digital workflow and remote collaboration tools to help industrial companies intelligently guide and remotely support their frontline teams with a solution that is fully supported on mobile devices or AR-enabled smart glasses. In addition, the platform delivers AI-based organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on continually improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

To learn more about the Augmentir connected worker platform, visit www.augmentir.com.

 

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

Industry’s only true SaaS platform enables industrial companies of all sizes to deploy a highly secure remote collaboration solution designed for the needs of the frontline workforce

HORSHAM, PA – February 16, 2021 Augmentir, Inc., the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software, today announced multiple mid-market companies have selected Augmentir Remote Assist as a remote collaboration solution for their frontline teams. Companies large and small continue to rely on Augmentir to connect and digitize their frontline workforces and deliver cost-effective remote worker assistance with minimal effort and virtually no IT overhead costs. The continued adoption of Augmentir’s connected worker platform within the mid-market sector is evidence that industrial companies of all sizes are continuing to shift towards digitizing their frontline work processes as a way to operate in today’s new normal.

Augmentir’s Remote Assist tool, a component of the company’s market leading AI-Powered Connected Worker platform, is an industrial collaboration solution designed to help frontline workers and end customers virtually collaborate and get assistance from subject matter experts, wherever they are located. The solution is available on both mobile devices and augmented reality (AR) enabled smart glasses, and allows users to remotely collaborate through chat, document exchange, and live video streaming with AR-based annotations.

Augmentir Remote Assist gives companies the ability to:

  • Connect frontline workers to internal or external subject matter experts: Help keep employees safe and avoid travel by allowing on-site workers to remotely collaborate with internal subject matter experts or OEM technicians without requiring onsite visits.
  • Connect customers to internal support teams: Keep internal support teams safe by remotely collaborating with customers to help quickly diagnose and troubleshoot issues.

“The continued adoption of Augmentir’s connected worker platform is evidence that industrial companies of all sizes are embracing innovation and continuing to shift towards innovative technology as a way to operate in today’s new normal,” stated Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “Our AI-based Connected Worker platform is designed for companies of all sizes to digitize all aspects of their frontline operations. This is especially important in the COVID era.”

Timber Building Systems and Luminance are among the industrial companies that have recently made the move to Augmentir’s connected worker solution as part of their digital transformation efforts.

Timber Building Systems (TBS, www.tbsaus.com.au), is revolutionizing the building industry with their unique post-tensioned pre-manufactured timber building system destined for residential, commercial and multi-story construction. The innovative system provides TBS’s clients with a sustainable solution, fast turnaround, exceptional architectural design flexibility, high quality, customer service, and lower overall costs.

“Our team needed a cost-effective solution that allowed us to deliver remote assistance and guidance for contractors performing on-site assembly and installation, domestically and internationally,” stated Rob Ravlic, Project Engineer at TBS. “We were able to implement the system quickly with Augmentir, and their Remote Assist solution allowed us to deliver the appropriate remote guidance to our teams, helping us avoid costly site visits and ensure the safety of our team. The solution allows us to continue to deliver excellent quality, quick installation, and lower overall costs to our clients.”

Visit www.tbsaus.com.au for more information on their revolutionary building system.

Luminance (www.luminance.net) helps organizations optimize their most important asset—their people. The company designs customized training, identifies and solves performance problems, and delivers high-value, customized courses.

“Real-time communication and collaboration with our clients is critical to the success of our business, and we need a tool that allows us to remotely deliver our services to our clients in a cost-effective manner,” stated Jeremy Robins of Luminance. “Augmentir’s Remote Assist platform enables us to remotely collaborate with our clients and provide virtual training and support, saving us precious time and eliminating unnecessary travel costs. Their platform has been a real life saver for our teams during these times.”

Augmentir’s Remote Assist is being used to digitize operations across a range of industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods manufacturing, as well as utilities, oil and gas, mining, and industrial equipment manufacturing and service. Combined with the Augmentir platform’s digital workflow capabilities, companies can quickly create digital work instructions to help guide workers to independently complete jobs safely and correctly, and leverage AI to direct continuous improvement efforts.

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

New AI innovations help industrial companies in manufacturing, service, energy and construction identify and capture the largest workforce performance opportunities.

HORSHAM, PA – August 4, 2021 Augmentir, Inc., the world’s only provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software, today unveiled its latest product innovations that are redefining how AI is being used to improve safety, quality, and productivity in industrial frontline work. The company announced the release of several new product features which improve and expand the in-app AI insights that deliver performance optimization opportunities to any industrial company with frontline workers.

Augmentir’s AI Suite leverages anonymized data from millions of job executions to significantly improve and expand its ability to automatically deliver in-app AI insights in the areas of productivity, safety, and workforce development, increasing the benefits to Augmentir customers.

Augmentir’s latest product innovations include:

  • Enhanced Workforce Development Insights – Augmentir’s AI automatically delivers workforce development insights, providing companies with laser focus on where each individual in your workforce has room for improvement to maximize the value per dollar spent on upskilling, and understand what types of training would have the largest impact on operational improvement.
  • Improved Quantifying of Work Process Re-Capture Times  – Augmentir’s AI engine now provides a more refined True ProductivityTM stack ranking of the amount of productivity per work process that can be captured and what actions are needed to capture it.
  • New AI-derived True Benchmark™ – Using the highly granular data from work execution, Augmentir’s AI predicts ideal execution times for each work process, quantifying the productivity opportunity across all frontline work activities and helping companies better evaluate performance improvement efforts.
  • New True Proficiency™ Score – Augmentir’s AI helps to objectively baseline each of your team members for their level of proficiency at every task so organizations can optimize productivity and throughput, intelligently schedule based on proficiency and skill-levels, and personalize the level of guidance and support to meet the needs of each member of the workforce.
  • New True Engagement™ –  Augmentir’s AI predicts the engagement level of each of your team members to help identify areas where early intervention would be beneficial. Based on the platform’s AI insights, companies have the tools to increase engagement through higher levels of interactivity, modification of task assignments, additional positive reinforcement, and targeted training.

Augmentir customers like Colgate-Palmolive, Bio-Chem Fluidics, and STRONGARM are already leveraging Augmentir’s AI in conjunction with the platform’s digital workflow and remote collaboration capabilities to optimize their frontline operations and deliver significant growth and continuous improvement in the areas of manufacturing, maintenance, service, and quality. The latest updates to Augmentir’s AI suite now improve and expand those benefits.

“Augmentir has given us the power to make data-driven decisions regarding our business and operational environment,” said Bio-Chem Fluidics Operations Manager, Conor Puckett. “By looking at the insights generated from the Augmentir platform, we are able to understand and target the areas of our manufacturing environment that can drive the most gain back to the business, resulting in a 21% improvement in productivity across our manufacturing operation.”

According to Gartner, “AI will play a critical role in the long-term success of connected factory workers.” Gartner further adds, “As more information is curated and made available, algorithms must be continually trained in a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) approach in alignment with continuous improvement initiatives.”

“Today’s connected frontline workforce is a new and valuable source of data for the enterprise. A challenge is that this data is inherently noisy, making traditional business intelligence approaches useless in surfacing the productivity and workforce development opportunities contained within,” said Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “Augmentir’s embedded AI engine automatically cleanses this data and presents a stack ranked view of your opportunities for productivity, quality, and workforce development, helping companies to remain competitive in an era of intense global competition.”

To learn more about Augmentir and how its AI-powered connected worker platform is delivering performance optimization for industrial companies, visit augmentirdev.ai.

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

Today’s dynamic and changing manufacturing workforce needs continuous learning and performance support to effectively sustain and deliver effective on-the-job performance.

Every day we hear about the growing “Skills Gap” associated with the industrial frontline workforce. The story is that 30% of workers are retiring in the near future and they are taking their 30+ years of tribal knowledge with them, creating the need to quickly upskill their more junior replacements. In an attempt to solve the knowledge gap issues, an entire generation of companies set out to build “Connected Worker” software applications, however, they all relied on the existing training, guidance, and support processes – the only true difference with this approach has been the creation of technology that takes your paper procedures and puts them on glass.

Along with tribal knowledge leaving, today’s workforce is also more dynamic and diverse than previous generations. The 30-year dedicated employees are no longer the norm. The average manufacturing worker tenure is down 17% in the last 5 years and the transient nature of the industrial worker is quickly accelerating. An outgrowth of the COVID pandemic brings forth the Great Resignation, where workers are quitting in record numbers, and worker engagement is down almost 20% in the last 2 years. 

This new workforce is changing in real-time – who shows up, what their skills are, what jobs they need to do, is a constantly moving target. The traditional “one size fits all” approach to training, guidance, and performance support is fundamentally incapable of enabling today’s workers to function at their individual peak of safety, quality and productivity. 

Digitizing work instructions is a great start to helping the skilled workers issue but alone, it won’t help completely solve the problem. We must go a step further to overcome the lack of a skilled and qualified manufacturing workforce. 

Enter the 2nd generation of Connected Worker software, one based on a data-driven, AI-supported approach that helps train, guide, and support today’s dynamic workforces by combining digital work instructions, remote collaboration, and advanced on-the-job training capabilities. 

These 2nd generation connected worker solutions are designed to capture highly granular data streaming from connected frontline workers. These platforms are built from the ground up on an artificial intelligence (AI) foundation. AI algorithms are ideal for analyzing large amounts of data collected from a connected workforce. AI can detect patterns, find outliers, cleanse data and find correlations and patterns that can be used to identify opportunities for improvement and creates a data-driven environment that supports continuous learning and performance support.

This approach aligns perfectly with the dynamic, changing nature of today’s workforce, and is ideally suited to support their 5 Moments of Need, a framework for gaining and sustaining effective on-the-job performance.

For example, Augmentir’s AI-powered connected worker platform leverages anonymized data from millions of job executions to significantly improve and expand its ability to automatically deliver in-app AI insights in the areas of productivity, safety, and workforce development. These insights are central to Augmentir’s True Proficiency™ scoring, which helps to objectively baseline each of your team members for their level of proficiency at every task so organizations can optimize productivity and throughput, intelligently schedule based on proficiency and skill-levels, and personalize the level of guidance and support to meet the needs of each member of the workforce.

This provides significant benefits to Augmentir customers, who leverage Augmentir’s AI in conjunction with the platform’s digital workflow and remote collaboration capabilities, allowing them to deliver continuous improvement initiatives centered on workforce development. These customers are able to utilize the insights generated from Augmentir’s AI to deliver objective performance reviews, automatically identify where productivity is lagging (or has the potential to lag), increase worker engagement, and deliver highly personalized job instructions based on worker proficiency.

Traditionally, there was a clear separation between training and work execution, requiring onboarding training to encompass everything a worker could possibly do, extending training time and leading to inefficiencies. Today, with the ability to deliver training at the moment of need, onboarding can focus on everything a worker will probably do, significantly reducing onboarding time. In one particular case, Bio-Chem Fluidics was able to reduce onboarding time for new employees by up to 80%, while simultaneously achieving a 21% improvement in job productivity across their manufacturing operation.

As workers become more connected, companies have access to a new rich source of activity, execution, and tribal data, and with proper AI tools can gain insights into areas where the largest improvement opportunities exist. Artificial Intelligence lays a data-driven foundation for continuous improvement in the areas of performance support, training, and workforce development, setting the stage to address the needs of today’s constantly changing workforce.

Earlier this month, Augmentir CEO Russ Fadel and Bio-Chem Operations Manager Conor Puckett sat down to discuss how technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence and Connected Worker technology, are transforming lean manufacturing, driving continuous improvement and optimizing overall worker effectiveness in the manufacturing sector.  For quite some time, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has been used in lean […]

Earlier this month, Augmentir CEO Russ Fadel and Bio-Chem Operations Manager Conor Puckett sat down to discuss how technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence and Connected Worker technology, are transforming lean manufacturing, driving continuous improvement and optimizing overall worker effectiveness in the manufacturing sector. 

For quite some time, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has been used in lean manufacturing to evaluate the effectiveness of factory equipment, yet still, many manufacturers ignore the human aspect of a lean strategy. Unfortunately, this leaves manufacturers with a missed opportunity. Although measuring worker productivity and labor efficiency is not a new concept, the rise of digital technology is making it easier and more practical for the manufacturing workforce to connect with the support tools, real-time data and insights needed to propel them to do their best work.

In this webinar, Conor shares how Bio-Chem is driving their lean initiatives forward using technology and data to gain insight into how their workforce is performing, why that is important to them as a business and how they are using that information to drive continuous improvement efforts across their operations.

Russ provides his insights into how AI is really becoming transformational in terms of understanding the manufacturing workforce, optimizing their performance, and being used to gain insight into improving performance, quality, and productivity.

Watch the full webinar recording to:

  • Learn how to extend the principles of OEE to the manufacturing workforce
  • Discover proven approaches that leverage AI and connected worker technology to digitize manufacturing processes and uncover continuous improvement opportunities for improved worker efficiency and effectiveness
  • Uncover best practices for optimizing worker performance and enhancing workforce development program
  • Hear how Bio-Chem Fluidics uses AI and digital worker tools to improve quality and productivity within their manufacturing operations