The Drishti Blog

Stories from the era of AI-powered production

Inspection answers the “what.” You really need answers to “why?”

Most manufacturing professionals are familiar with the 5 Whys as a tool for problem-solving. This iterative technique is used when a problem has been identified, but the root cause is unclear — or, to put it another way, when you know “What”…

Model lines are worth the (significant) effort

The model line. It’s a lot of work to set one up, and it can take a long time to yield results.  But a model line can be really useful when introducing concepts, like lean, or new technologies, like Drishti, to an organization. Gaining…

Rethinking quality inspection for manual assembly

Control: You either have it or you don’t.  Understanding if processes are in control is just one of the jobs that quality inspectors take on. They employ both inspection and testing, so that customer requirements are met and assembly operations…

Traceability with Drishti means indisputable proof

The concept of traceability in manual assembly is pretty straightforward: When a customer calls about a product, whether it’s because of a perceived defect or a question about a part, you can find that exact unit and follow it all the way…

Histories are built one milestone at a time

I tell my sales team all the time that history is important. Maybe because I was a Russian History major at Princeton. Maybe because I have enough history in tech sales to know when something is real and when it’s just vapor. Or maybe because…

Use case: How to retain the knowledge of a nearly retired workforce

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THE HIRING PARADOX  It’s estimated that replacing an employee costs you more than 30% of his or her annual salary. That’s why retention is such an important part of workforce management. But when it’s time for a portion of your workforce…

Drishti’s manufacturing leadership — and influence — recognized

Earlier this week, the National Association of Manufacturers shared its list of 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Award winners. We were absolutely delighted to be recognized in the Manufacturing Technology Partner category. Very early in the company’s…

Video killed uncertainty on manual assembly lines

So it doesn’t have quite as catchy a ring to it as The Buggles song; even so, what they sang 40 years ago is true today: Pictures came and broke your heart. But this time it’s not about video dashing the hopes of a homely musician with the…