MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 16, 2021 – Drishti today announced that it has been recognized as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its partnerships with Ford Motor Company and HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA for outstanding achievement in Engineering and Production Technology Leadership and Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Leadership, respectively.
The partnership has enabled Ford Motor Company to gather precise process cycle and step analytics using Drishti, which ultimately led to increased standardized work adherence and significant opportunities for process improvements. HELLA realized a 7% cycle time reduction and increased standardized work adherence using Drishti’s AI to improve its analytics on manual assembly processes. In addition to Drishti’s recognition, Ford and HELLA were recognized with separate Manufacturing Leadership Awards because of the improvements they made through Drishti.
“The Manufacturing Leadership Awards recognizes projects that demonstrate outstanding achievement in use of technology and a measurable impact on business, strategy, and processes,” said Penelope Brown, content director for the Manufacturing Leadership Council and director of the awards program. “We commend projects like these for furthering the movement toward Manufacturing 4.0 and for serving as a role model for what is possible in the industry’s digital age.”
Also recognized for his individual digital transformation leadership was Raja Shembekar, vice president of North American Production Innovation Center at DENSO. Mr. Shembekar’s recognition came for his pioneering efforts to bring new technology onto the plant floor, including Drishti technology. Raja’s efforts have resulted in significant ROI for DENSO.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by NAM for the work we’ve done with Ford and HELLA, and with Raja at DENSO,” said Prasad Akella, founder and CEO, Drishti. “The results they’re seeing are a testament to the power of AI to unlock the full potential of everyone in the plant — including line associates, team leaders, industrial and quality engineers and plant managers. Drishti improves their decision-making by delivering high quality data and insights at the right time.”
Ford Motor Company, HELLA, Mr. Shembekar and Drishti will be recognized at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, which will take place as a virtual event on May 19, 2021. Details on attending the virtual gala are available here.
Nominations for the 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Awards will open in August 2021.
Drishti’s mission is to extend human capabilities in an increasingly automated world. Its AI-powered video analytics technology provides visibility and insights that transform the pace and impact of manual assembly line improvement. Manufacturers use Drishti to anchor true digital transformation, driving sweeping improvements in quality costs, efficiency gains and time-to-proficiency for line associate training. And line associates rely on Drishti to be more consistent and efficient, becoming even more valuable on the factory floor. In 2019, Drishti was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer; in 2020, Drishti was named to the Forbes AI 50 and a Top 5 AI Company in North America by NVIDIA. For more information, visit Drishti.com.
About the Manufacturing Leadership Awards
The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes. There will be several winners in each category, including one High Achiever’s Award in each project category, as well as a 2021 Manufacturer of the Year for both small and large enterprises. Also unveiled at the gala will be the ML Awards Manufacturing Leader of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winners.
For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, please go to http://bit.ly/MLAwardsHome
About the National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.