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Connected worker is essential to realizing the full impact of digital transformation

The connected worker is essential to realizing the full impact of digital transformation

 

LNS Research’s ebook “The Connected Worker: Connecting People and Systems to Transform Frontline Operations” outlines their reasoning why connected worker initiatives are not only strategic in 2020 but also an essential part of realizing digital transformation in the next decade.

But first, let’s define what is meant by a “connected worker”. First off who are these workers? Are they a selected few, responsible for the most intricate of business functions? No, the connected worker is anyone involved in front-line operations for a business. That means the connected worker is someone in a manufacturing plant, in the field, or at a customer’s location. The connected worker is anyone involved in the production of goods or delivery of services. Given this, initiatives that connect the everyday worker will have overreaching and significant business impact.

What does connected mean? The ‘connection’ being referenced is an availability of business data being made by new technology solutions that will get implemented in the workplace. This ‘connected data’ and information comes in the form of digital threads, providing answers to some basic question of who, what and why for the business. Examples of threads include information related to digital work instructions, machinery metrics, and automated risk, safety, audit and training information.

The scope of connected worker initiatives, the use cases being addressed and the benefits that connected worker solutions provide is broad. LNS Research outlines them into the following:

LNS Research: Connected Worker: Operations-Wide Scope and Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

Connected worker solutions improve not only the bottom-line operations of the organization, but also provide intrinsic value to the worker himself. Connected worker solutions fundamentally change what the worker does on a daily basis. Previous mundane, rote and uninformed routine behaviors are now traded in for high value, data driven activities with real-time data visibility and decision making. As result, the worker is empowered to make better, faster decisions and be more proactive in identifying and acting on improvement opportunities.

Many companies struggle to identify which use case to focus and target for implementation. The use cases that have the highest potential help address the critical workforce demographic and skill gap challenges faced in industrial sectors. As a result, a large focus for future solutions will be mobile device applications for digital field workers and data capture in remote operation centers.

Learn more about Tego’s mobile device application for field service organizations click here.


Radical Business Change Takes More Than Data Alone

How to take your asset management from data-enabled to data-empowered

By the year 2025, 463 exabytes of data are going to be created every single day. The accumulated digital universe of data stood at 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 and is expected to be over 40 zettabytes in 2020, growing by 10x in seven years. Most of this data lies in the hands of companies, but data alone doesn’t translate into meaningful insights.

You’ve probably taken steps to extract data from your assets and your asset management program, and that data can help you cut capital expenses, eliminate inefficiencies, and extend asset lifecycles.

Data on its own, though, isn’t enough to help you take the next step toward creating radical business change and insights at scale. Picture having instant visibility into the state of all of your assets at any point, and empowering everyone in your organization to make informed, reasoned decisions based on accurate information. You need more than data to do that – you need better processes enabled by simple to deploy and use digital solutions.

So why can’t you use data alone to make radical change?

  • Lack of transparency: When there’s limited visibility into how the data was gathered, where it came from and how it is being processed, it usually leads to a questioning of the data – when people question the data, it’s hard to drive insights or action.
  • Silos: At most companies, not only is data siloed, but individual business users also each have their own dashboards. In effect, there is no shared, central repository for everyone to benefit.
  • Repetitive Efforts: Because of the aforementioned silos, by nature, lots of efforts end up getting repeated over and over again. Business users don’t have any visibility into projects and analysis that have already been done, which causes a lot of time and money to be lost.
  • No central vision: Ultimately, the company doesn’t have one overarching idea or standard for using data, and with a lack of vision, no one individual business user, much less an entire line of business, can really move forward and execute properly.

At its core, Tego captures and manages asset data at, and in fact on, the asset itself. Tego’s asset management solutions seamlessly feed in distributed information coming from personnel and business processes, combining it all into a powerful repository for centralized viewing and analyses, and enabling local action. The solution enables immediate data feedback and visibility for everyone from the executive level to fieldworkers, the latter of which is typically operating in the least informed but most directed manner.

Find out how you can take your asset management from data-enabled to data-empowered. Learn more about Tego’s solution here.


Tego Edge Asset Management (EAM)

Tego Edge Asset Management:

Data That Lives on Your Assets

Inaccurate asset lifecycle information is a pervasive and costly problem. When you don’t have an accurate view into the history of your assets, you risk downtime, premature sunsetting, and depreciation. Tego’s out-of-the-box asset management solution, with edge computing capabilities, is ideal for capital-intensive industries.

Learn to use Tego to:

  • Give asset owners, operators, and maintenance personnel access to critical maintenance histories directly from equipment, components, and parts themselves
  • Eliminate labor-intensive activities like redundant travel or sifting through documents at a repair site.
  • Reduce asset risk, eliminate unplanned downtime, and dramatically reduce total cost of ownership

Tego Tool Tracking

Tego Tool Asset Management:

The Right Tool, Fully Calibrated and Ready to Work When You Need It

Complex machinery require complex tools. When there are tens of millions of dollars worth of tools and assembly kits scattered across the globe, maintaining up-to-date information about each tool becomes incredibly complicated. Tego’s plug-and-play asset management system is ideal for distributed workforces and assets on the move.

Find out how you can:

  • Get access to critical data about a tool in the field anywhere it travels.
  • Have backend enterprise information available at your fingertips, enabling on-the-spot decision making.
  • Get a single view of your entire inventory in real-time without having to depend on infrastructure or connectivity.

Tego AIP for Hospitals

Tego’s Asset Intelligence Platform (AIP) solution delivers efficient hospital asset management processes and outcomes for both management and clinical staff alike.

Learn how you can drive improved quality of care, staff efficiency, and cost containment through effective asset utilization. From capital equipment uptime and condition management to automatic electronic replenishment of consumable inventory, a cost effective asset intelligence platform can get you there fast.

Learn more about how MROHistorian can generate value for your business – view the brochure below.


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