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 to retire, retention isn’t an option. That’s when you need to make the investments […]
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 your trainers and quality engineers are ready to talk to the operators, the operators themselves have […]
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, it’s not a crisis if a package has a labeling mistake, or if the Spanish documentation is […]
THE BUSINESS PROBLEM At least ten times a year, this American medical device manufacturer transfers production of certain products from its main site in the US to a lower cost region. Line transfer projects are expensive and time-consuming, due to travel requirements for personnel and the amount of tribal knowledge that needs to be shared […]
THE BUSINESS PROBLEM Like most industries, tools manufacturers are racing their competitors to bring new products to market. The faster they do so, the quicker they generate revenue and grab market share. At this particular American tools manufacturer, the business imperative for speed runs headfirst into another business imperative: demonstrable safety and efficacy. These two […]
Most assembly lines have more causes of defects than quality teams have the resources to address. As a result, it’s difficult to reduce defect rates beyond a certain limit. Here’s how Drishti’s video traceability tools gives manufacturers more capacity to address defects by slashing the time required for root cause analysis.