How are companies using REWO today?

Procedures and Work Instructions

Procedures describe a process, while a work instruction describes how to perform the conversion itself. Process descriptions include details about the inputs, what conversion takes place (of inputs into outputs), the outputs, and the feedback necessary to ensure consistent results.

Training and onboarding

Ensure that all new employees are inducted into your company according to the specific requirements of your workplace environment. Quickly create content tailored to your workplace, take for example the specific characteristics of the safety protocols necessary within a laboratory or steel factory. REWO allows you to create a step by step visual introductions, which allow you to receive a step by step confirmation that everything has been understood by an employee.

Field work support

Your field service workers can’t bring with them all the manuals when they are working outside your company. Remote assistance is a key feature of REWO that will help you reduce repeat visits by connecting workers on the field with experts in the office.

Product instructions for distributors and buyers

Many books, manuals, industry standards, and regulations deal with some aspect of product instructions. Unfortunately, much of this information is scattered, hard to find, overly technical, or narrow in perspective. It’s also hard for the buyer to follow instructions if those are not explicit enough.

Machinery and equipment manuals

REWO gives your operators more ownership of their machines: Enable workers to initiate the startup process for a machine and enter in the right values for production rather than having to wait for an engineer to do it for them. REWO also allows you to quickly resolve issues when they happen. Quicker intervention times will save yourself from costly production line outages/late deliveries penalties.

Complex or small batch assembly

REWO can be used to break a complex or infrequently performed assembly process into logical visual steps. This works particularly well when dealing with small batch production that only happens a couple of times per year. Visual instructions allow assembly workers to refresh their knowledge before starting. The same goes for complex production where there is a high probability of mistakes.

Lean manufacturing

The hardest part of lean manufacturing is teaching processes to workers when they have been doing it in a certain way for many years. REWO makes Single-minute exchange of die (SMED) simpler by visualizing the new process. It also allows you to focus on TMP and to transfer basic maintenance operations from your maintenance staff to your machine operators.

Asset migration or relocation

Moving production machines or production lines is a complex process. With thousands of parts involved, all situated or orientated in a certain way there is a high potential for something to go wrong when reassembled in a new location. This could result in costly site visits from engineers or unproductive Skype/phone calls trying to resolve any issues. REWO allows you to document the disassembly and guide someone through the reassembly process once the asset is moved to its new location.

Quality Assurance

REWO is used to show workers exactly how to execute precise measurements or other QA processes where there is a low tolerance for any faults. Your customer today is not only looking at the values you measured but also how you came to those values. Ensure you successfully get through supplier audits by using REWO to guide and train your workers on the QA.