Research shows that, in the past two years alone, over 69% of U.S. manufacturing professionals have seen products hit by errors or delays caused by inaccurate or hard to understand documentation.
Meanwhile more than 85% of U.S. manufacturers say their products have been affected by errors and delays because of outdated documentation in the past four years – and over 67% would like documentation to contain 3D visualizations that update automatically when products change.
Adopting the right approach to instructional documentation can help to reduce production-line and maintenance errors, product wastage and rework, and time to market delays – all crucial gains at a time of global supply chain disruption.
Canvas Envision, the solution for creating, accessing, and delivering fully interactive digital work instruction experiences is easy to implement, integrates with your existing PLM, documentation, MES, and training platforms, and can make your teams more productive in a matter of hours.
Envision makes it easy to create and deliver work instructions featuring 3D animations, audio and video guides, fully interactive 3D models as well as rich 2D visuals – helping teams work faster and with fewer costly mistakes.
The difficulties manufacturers face with poor quality instructional documentation couldn’t be happening at a more challenging time.
The Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, published by the National Association of Manufacturers, identifies supply chain challenges, raw material costs, and transportation/logistics costs as three of the top four challenges facing manufacturing companies today.
Against that backdrop, errors and delays in the manufacturing process become even more damaging, and the need to reduce them increasingly urgent. Backfilling wastage is expensive and time consuming.
The U.S. manufacturing industry faces a serious workforce shortage – and roughly one fifth of the new recruits available to plug these gaps are overseas-born, rising towards 30 per cent for some U.S. regions.
This creates a challenge for automotive manufacturers: They need ways to train new recruits who don’t have English as a first language to ensure maximum performance and productivity. Even where English is the first language, there can be significant diversity in reading levels.
Almost 75% of manufacturers believe text-heavy learning material create challenges because of workplace diversity, putting the emphasis firmly on the need for visual and interactive digital material.
Interactive digital work instructions created using Canvas Envision put the emphasis on visual, animated, and user-controlled interactive experiences, creating better success rates among your teams and even helping to improve your workforce retention.
Canvas Envision is the simple and intuitive solution for creating and consuming visual, multimedia, and interactive content used to train and instruct manufacturing shop floor workers, product users and MRO teams.
It is available as a hosted service, can be installed in your private cloud, or on your on-premises hardware. It is designed to integrate with existing document management, PLM, MES, and other manufacturing software platforms.
Canvas Envision helps you overcome problems associated with and caused by sub-optimal instructional documentation. Here’s how:
You can share the documents you’re working on with colleagues and team members wherever they’re located. They can interact, mark-up, feed-back, clarify, and sign off. Perfect for working in distributed teams, for checking product details with your engineering team and for clearing the finished document with sales and business development teams.