Technology on the Shop Floor - Open Discussion
Many companies are faced with a myriad of challenges on the shop floor. Bottlenecks for specific processes, misinformation - or at least poor information/communication, material handling, strategic flow of material and parts, and so on...
So, what kind of technology have you implemented on the shop floor? And how are your employees and your company benefiting?
How many of you have gone paperless out in the shop? And, what tools are you using to do so?
How are people tracking parts/products through the shop? What are you using to do that?
This may not sound like technology, but it's related in terms of flow and part tracking: what do your part carts look like? How do they streamline the different stages and processes of parts?
This is a topic I think many shops could use right now. COVID-19 brought on a lot of challenges, but at the same time, it presents an opportunity to reevaluate your setup so you can keep trucking along.