Investissement Quebec recently published an interactive map showcasing 90 innovative companies, associations, and research centers across Quebec. The project is titled “Propulser Nos Manufacturiers Innovants” and its aim is to encourage manufacturing companies in Quebec to begin adopting innovative practices and move towards Industry 4.0. Along with the interactive map, Investissement Quebec created a list of 10 solutions designed to improve Quebec’s manufacturing sector.
Shannon Bennett, the Business Development Manager at VKS visited California State University, Fullerton on Friday, March, 2 to discuss Industry 4.0 and modern manufacturing with Professor Sagil James and his class of 40 graduate & undergraduate engineering students. The goal was to explain how tribal knowledge dependency and poor process documentation can affect performance outcomes, and how to fix those issues.
Manufacturing operations have always been complex and costly. As products become more intricate and complicated, the tools needed to control the many aspects of the operation become essential. Manufacturing Execution System (MES) applications are designed to do just that by coordinating the planning, monitoring and execution of every part of the operation from order release to shipping.
More manufacturers are using electronic work instructions, such as VKS, to improve productivity and streamline their operations. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Shannon Bennett, Implementation & Sales Engineer at Visual Knowledge Share Ltd., about the need for electronic work instructions in manufacturing, the development of VKS, the types of manufacturers that use it and the benefits those manufacturers see in their operations.