Operational efficiency is critical in a manufacturing environment. Yet gaps in communication about problems on the factory floor can slow productivity. The use of wearables in manufacturing can dramatically decrease these issues by encouraging proactive, real-time communication.

At one auto parts manufacturing plant, Magna, the use of Samsung smartwatches, tablets and TVs has allowed the company to significantly improve its ability to react to maintenance issues. Using wearables in the manufacturing environment has enabled Magna to improve real-time communication through alerts and task completed notifications. It has also allowed them to gather more data about mean time to repair or common maintenance issues.

Overall, having real-time communication channels helped to reduce plant downtime, increasing their bottom line and competitive advantage in a highly competitive industry.

Watch this SBTV episode to see the innovative way Magna uses wearables in its manufacturing plant.

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Becky Lawlor is a freelance technology writer. She develops and writes content on topics such as mobility, cloud services, unified communications, managed services, and more.

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