The biggest problem facing modern manufacturing is that humans are effectively invisible to analytics. This problem is all the more significant when you realize that even after decades of advancement in robotics and automation, 72% of manufacturing tasks are still performed by people. This is a big issue: according to Goldman Sachs Research, 340 million people are employed globally by factories, but nobody has figured out a better way to analyze their activities in the last 100+ years.
This white paper touches on:
- Time and motion studies, the flawed system of measuring manual tasks that exists today
- The consequences of having gaps in manufacturing data
- How decision-making improves when those data gaps are filled
- The role emerging technology is playing in gathering data on manual tasks