WHILE IMPROVEMENTS IN technology have undoubtedly had a great impact in manufacturing plants and factories over the years, it could be argued that certain aspects have stagnated over time.
Major advances in machinery, computers and robotics are all largely limited to the actual means of production, the intermediary tools operated by people to produce goods.
While advances in these resources have improved qualities and quantities in manufacturing processes, in themselves they do not consider the single most important resource – the human resource.
What has been lacking is a technological focus on ways to definitively monitor and improve the productivity and output of employees – both as an aggregated resource over time, and in actual real-time of each individual.
Operational reviews can result in ways to improve productivity with employee-hours vs production output as a major focus.
However, this approach often involves a ‘put a line through it’ mentality from auditors which focusses on reducing costs to improve the profit ratio.
This approach does not optimize productivity to a point where maximum production capacity is achieved relative to all available resources.
And the wellbeing and safety of employees has never being more important in the modern world where employee rights, union pressures and legislative frameworks have never been more prominent since the dawn of the industrial revolution itself.
A new AI-driven technology is now available to manufacturing plant factory managers and administrators, that can achieve this elusive balance of perfection between production capacity, costs, and profits.
That Technology is Foresense.
Foresense Technologies is an industry leader in the collection of presence data and the analysis of how people act – and interact – on-site in real world settings to provide real- time analytics of foot traffic inside and around any physical location.
In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online through careful analysis of aspects such as dwell time,session duration, and return visitations, the Foresense platform collects data allowing accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be executed as trends are actually emerging.
Foresense data collection is intelligently driven by integration between proprietary sensors and employee smartphones or other on-person technology such as smart ID cards or wearable bracelet technology.
This data is easily accessible through the online portal or dashboard via laptop, PC tablet or smartphone.
In this way, the Foresense platform offers an AIpowered solution to gain an unprecedented level of insight into the flow and movements of employees as they move across the floor and interact with facilities and equipment.
Because the platform is accessible in real-time, this data can be used to improve workflow and productivity on a day-by-day, hour-by-hour or even minute-by-minute basis.