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Stories from the era of AI-powered production

Video designed for manufacturers, not casinos

**This is a true story, with a few details changed to protect the manufacturer’s good name.** In an undisclosed location in the Western United States, there is a factory making kitchen cabinets. Inside that factory, a long assembly line…

Part 2: Changes to manufacturing in the U.S.

I recently reflected on what 2020 meant for Drishti, and subsequently added the first of what will be three inside looks at what I think will happen in the coinciding worlds of manufacturing and technology in 2021. In part one, I took a global,…
global manufacturing

Part 1: Regionalization and manufacturing neighborhoods

I recently reflected on what 2020 meant for Drishti. In this three-part miniseries, I’m examining trends and shifts in manufacturing that will have far-reaching implications throughout the industry at both a global and domestic level, starting…
manufacturing in 2021

Goodbye, 2020: A series of year-end predictions

One of the most bizarre years of my lifetime is finally coming to a close. At Drishti, we saw some of our highest highs yet: securing our Series B funding round, announcing our first public customers, receiving recognitions from NVIDIA and Forbes…
training manufacturing line associates

Use case: How an auto tier-one halved its defect rate using video as a spot-training tool

THE BUSINESS PROBLEM In theory, every defect or production abnormality is an opportunity to learn and improve performance. In practice, the gap between when the problem occurs and when root cause analysis is complete means that by the time…
Hella Factory with Drishti Installed

Drishti is Mario’s warp whistle for HELLA’s assembly lines

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Thirty years ago, Super Mario Bros. 3 was released in North America. Like most American teenagers, I was immediately enthralled; unlike most American teenagers, I didn’t have my own copy. I had to continuously invent excuses to get myself…
Opportunities and lessons from the front lines of digital performance

Advice from ZF: How to teach old manufacturers new tricks

A few weeks ago, the Leuphana Digital Leadership Campus invited Drishti and ZF to co-present a live webinar about how large manufacturers successfully build digital skills and help their workforces adapt to new technology. Joined by ZF's…
Medical device packaging

Use case: How a medical device manufacturer reduces the business risk of packaging mistakes

THE BUSINESS PROBLEM Imagine this scenario: While prepping for surgery, an attendant realizes that the heart valve they were preparing to implant was the wrong size for the patient. The manufacturer had labeled it incorrectly. In other industries,…