Light Guide Systems™ Benchmarking Study at Chrysler Academy Demonstrates Results
The study, performed in August 2014 by OPS Solutions at Chrysler’s World Class Manufacturing Academy (WCMA), compared the effectiveness of paper-based Standard Work Instructions (SWIs) and the OPS Solutions’ Light Guide System of visual workflow and auto-confirmation. The benchmarking was performed on both an assembly process and a logistics process. Both the paper-based SWI and Light Guide had a chance to be first and thus normalized for any learning curve effects. The results are clear: when processes were enabled by Light Guide Systems, there were significant improvements in quality, cycle time and throughput.
Increasing customization may be the greatest challenge faced by today's manufacturers. In this bylined article by Light Guide Systems inventor Paul Ryznar, he shares a variety of examples of the way augmented reality technology can ensure precision and increase through-put, even on the most variable and complicated tasks.