Joining the 4th Industrial Revolution requires that all stakeholders be involved in the digital transformation of the plant, the means of production and the organization.
Thus, anchoring a digital culture is a crucial step towards industry 4.0. All operators and stakeholders must be aware of the changes to be made, the tools to be adopted and the new corporate culture.
How to master the new digital tools?
Although diverse, digital tools are generally easy to use, the main difficulty to overcome is the resistance to change expressed by operators and the various stakeholders.
So, to start off well, it is wise to educate employees about the benefits of digital tools:
- Better time management
- Improve efficiency
- Improve communication between teams
- Access always up-to-date data (Example: Always access the latest version of work instructions)
Of course, there are others, which also depend on the situation you are facing.
Then comes the training. The various stakeholders within the plant must know how to master the tools available to them.
Generally, new digital tools in the industry are always accompanied by initial training to master them and adapt them to recurring needs.
In fact, an employee who is aware of the importance of digital makes the transition to industry 4.0 easier. The training will allow him to master these tools.
Digital literacy: Teaching operational staff
Operators are the main actors in the production chain. For this reason, they are the most affected by digitization. We must not forget that people are at the heart of the industry of the future.
Thus, it is necessary to train them on the new tools adopted. Whether they are connected tablets, smart glasses, connected objects (IoT) or interactive applications, operators must know how to use them in real conditions.
Thus, the training of operational staff on the new digital tools must be carried out under real conditions.
Motivate all the company’s stakeholders
As mentioned above, the motivation of the various stakeholders within the company is the key to the success of the digital transformation. They need to be aware of how new digital tools will change their jobs.
In the age of industry 4.0, all the company’s players are connected and communicate in real-time. This certainly saves time and avoids any loss of information since industrial data is centralized. This will make operators more efficient by providing instant access to work instructions and operating procedures for each operation.
Maintenance technicians will have full visibility into the condition of the machines and planned interventions. Management accesses real-time communication flows to evaluate and plan interventions.
Finally, an operator or technician equipped with the appropriate digital tools would be more efficient and would reduce non-quality.
To summarize, any industrial company wishing to join the digital transformation must incorporate a digital culture into its teams. All the company’s stakeholders are involved and must be involved to make this transition a success.
What type of tool in industry 4.0?
This is a case we know well at Picomto. When we deploy our digital work instruction solution in a factory, we strive to involve the operational staff as much as possible in the process because they are the users.
Would you like a demonstration of our digital work instruction software? Contact us by clicking here!