Use Cases

VKS experts offer their best advice, research, how-tos, and insights, because their main goal is to help you increase your productivity and become the smart factory of the future. Read our use cases about work instructions, MES and more...

Smart Manufacturing; Increasing Safety as well as Productivity

Constant pressure is put on operators to produce more while respecting tighter deadlines. This increased stress opens the door to work-related injuries, that not only affects your workforce, but that also impacts general moral and productivity. So what can you do to increase workplace safety without significantly slowing-down production? Luckily, today’s smart manufacturing technology and tool providers have your back, and have the solutions you need to make your shop floor a productive and safe place. Learn more...

The Industrial Revolution: What is IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0?

We all know what the ‘internet’ is. It is where all the pictures and videos of cute cats are stored. Less importantly it is a method in which data can be transmitted in a massively interconnected world on pre-existing telecommunication infrastructure. We all know what ‘Things’ are. Learn more...

Collaborating to bring you into Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is the brilliant place where the infinite possibilities of IoT intertwine with the raw power of the manufacturing industry. Learn more...

Manufacturing Execution system (MES)

A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a software or computerized system commonly used in the manufacturing industry. It is used to monitor, control and document the processes which transform an item from its raw materials to a finished article. Learn more...

Work Instructions vs SOP

Manufacturing documentation comes in many flavors, and the specific document type and its purpose can vary from organization to organization. In this article, we’ll take a look at two of the most prevalent types of manufacturing documents and what makes them different. Learn more...

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" VKS, the Manufacturing GPS "
Says Scott Electronics - A Customer's Testimony

Navigating through manufacturing can be difficult. Many manufacturers around the world are looking for a reliable solution that will guide them to their final destination, helping them reach their business goals. Learn more...

An Image Is Worth a Thousand Words: Introducing Digital Quality Checklists

Blaise Kamy is a Quality Inspector at CMP-Advanced Mechanical Solutions. He is also a certified Internal Auditor, member of the Mouvement québécois de la qualité, a French Canadian association specialized in quality. Learn more...

A Customer's Testimony - RAB Switches from Tribal to Visual Knowledge with VKS

Ever wondered what visual work instructions are? Do you spend your company’s time and money training new employees over and over again to make the same product? Learn more...

Visual Work Instructions - Different Approaches and Use cases

If you are anything like me (if you’re reading this there’s a good chance you are), you’ve come up professionally in operations of one sort or another. Learn more...

Visual Instructions Aid Assembly of Autonomous Vehicles

Several years before Clearpath Robotics’ founders were named to Business Insider’s “People to Watch in 2015” list, Matthew Rendall, Ryan Gariepy and Bryan Webb were University of Waterloo mechatronics engineering students. Learn more...

A Customer's Testimony - Clearpath Robotics Has Reduced Training with VKS!

Clearpath Robotics, an innovative company that builds robots for the greater good, is enjoying the versatility of VKS, among other benefits. Learn more...

What are digital work instructions?

Digital work instructions represent the evolution of traditional printed instructions. With VKS procedures and documentation are digital for easier use, better understanding, and quicker updates. Learn more...