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Make Training Efficient with Digital Instructions and Certifications

For manufacturers, training programs are never truly over and done with. New hires, promoted and transferred employees, and experienced operators alike need constant training to learn new skills, processes, and equipment.

Efficient training requires shortened learning curves to ensure workers acquire and maintain job-essential knowledge and skills to carry out the end-to-end manufacturing process.

Manufacturing execution systems (MES) help manufacturers manage workers, operations, and machinery in real-time, and with the right modules, an MES can help make training more efficient.

Digital Work Instructions

Adopting digital work instructions is one of the most effective ways to make training more efficient. In a manufacturing environment, ensuring cost-effective operations can be a challenge. A digital work instruction module within a modern MES system offers shop-floor operators the right information at the right time in the right place to perform their tasks with high accuracy and consistency. These instructions provide highly detailed, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, freeing operators from having to waste time flipping through a thick instruction book or searching through countless PDF documents.

Certification Training Validation

Tracking employee training, credentials, and certifications is another component that will help assure training efficiency. This process verifies that only appropriately trained operators are controlling designated equipment. Including a certifications module into your MES system enables managers to set job- and machine-level validations to prevent employees from operating machinery or performing tasks that they’re not qualified for. Training validation and documentation are essential in pharmaceuticals and other industries that must comply with government regulations or need tracing processes.

Leveraging Data Analytics

By connecting shop-floor machines, systems, and processes, an MES can collect and share actionable data, as well as enhance workforce training. Managers can monitor cycle time, throughput, quality metrics, and other factors in real-time to make needed adjustments throughout the production process. A robust manufacturing analytics platform will provide the insights needed to boost overall productivity. By surfacing adjustments quickly, an analytics platform also helps managers and operators to discover and implement best practices continuously.

A Complete Solution

ShopVue MES helps leadership and shop floor managers make training more efficient by easing the onboarding of new employees and the training of all operators. To learn more about how efficient training can lower your labor and material costs, reduce defects and errors, shorten cycle times, and improve delivery performance, request a product demo today!