A process checklist is a process that include a step-by-step mandatory method application. These processes are usually paper sheets, books, or memorized lists that workers must validate while executing their operations.
The checklists are executed by field operators, and, frequently include a specific workflow per process. It aims to validate if the worker has executed the process and if the worker followed the necessary steps, needed to ensure the process quality, timings, and safety.
Usually these checklists are located in paper sheets, books, or just memorized during training sessions. They are usually located away from the specific workplace.
There are 5 different types of checklists that are applied in different industrial processes, and situations:
Independently from the applied method, the purpose of a checklist is to reduce error by providing humans with a support tool to guide them through execution. By providing the same checklist to a whole team, consistency patterns are also improved.
Digital transformations include process digitalization to centralize information. This digitalization alows to create digital checklists that include different inputs, workflows, and permissions, and that generates activity reports. Additionally, with the mobile app, each worker can execute the checklist with information provided in real-time.
One of the 9 foundations of the Industry 4.0 is AR. This technology allows workers to go from a 2D mobility to a AR mobility in which workers can be guided in real-time throughout their tasks. With this technology, workers can access visual AR step-by-step guides, and access information at the right place.
Less execution time
The industry 4.0 has brought a lot of new technologies that optimize industrial processes. These technologies aim to connect the whole value chain to optimize results. In that sense, process digitalization reduces costs and execution time by avoiding workers to access information provided far from their workplace. Additionally AR can reduce error by deploying information in real-time and place to help execution.
Our process digitalization platform, allows to digitize processes that include any checklist. With GlarBoard, it is possible to organize workflows, with different inputs and permissions, for workers to follow. Our platform includes an app in each workers can both use 2D or AR mobility, to support the process execution. The process becomes more efficient since workers can have AR step-by-step guidance, that augment their capacities, and reduces the probability of human error.