Knowledge management

Education 4.0

It’s possible we have an education system that is trying to force humans to compete with machines. Consider mathematics. The math genius and a computer can calculate the same amount of data. The result can be the same, but I am pretty sure that the machine would be faster. Another example is chess. The best …

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How to use augmented reality for training?

In 5 to 10 years two-thirds of the manufacturing workforce will be over the age of 55 and approaching retirement. While this could create a shortage of skilled workers in a number of fields including electric utilities, telecommunications, and manufacturing, augmented reality (AR) is poised not only to address issues faced by our aging workforce …

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How to transfer knowledge to the next generation of workers

The knowledge gap created in the wake of Baby Boomers exiting the workplace can be vast. Companies that don’t plan for generational management shifts risk falling behind and losing out to their competitors. Now more than ever, it’s essential to have a succession plan, a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace …

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8 reasons why your company should be using visual work instructions

Did you know that people only remember 10% of what they read? If you add images, then it doubles. Video and interaction make it even better. This is why knowledge transfer in work situations is most effective when it is based on images and videos. Visual work instructions are easy to train with and easy …

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Using technology to cross the skills gap in manufacturing

Manufacturing has undergone a dramatic change in the last several decades. It’s now facing it’s biggest challenge – the growing skills gap. Automation plays a critical role in production, which means that many tasks that have been historically managed by skilled workers are now being done by machines. Fortunately, workers have not been fully replaced …

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Dealing with the loss of skilled labour’s knowledge and unscheduled downtime

Latest research shows that currently, unplanned downtime remains an unsolved conundrum, but it is certainly one worth solving. More than eight in ten organizations have been impacted by at least one unplanned outage involving their machinery/assets over past three years. On average, organizations have experienced two episodes during this period. Downtime consultants say that almost …

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