Use Cases

Use Cases

Webalo is enabling Connected Digital Distancing™ in all areas of plant operations

Simple and easy to implement use cases to optimize your frontline workforce with checklists, forms and workflows

  • Asset Management
  • Audit Inspections
  • Cleaning & Sanitization
  • Downtime
  • Efficiency
  • Equipment Performance
  • Health & Safety
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Line Changeovers
  • Line/Plant Status
  • Maintenance Work Orders
  • Materials Receiving
  • Performance KPIs
  • Production Schedules
  • Quality
  • Quality Inspections
  • Shift Management
  • Shift Reports
  • Supervisor Checklists
  • Work Orders
  • Workforce Performance
  • Asset Management
  • Audit Inspections
  • Cleaning & Sanitization
  • Downtime
  • Efficiency
  • Equipment Performance
  • Health & Safety
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Line Changeovers
  • Line/Plant Status
  • Maintenance Work Orders
  • Materials Receiving
  • Performance KPIs
  • Production Schedules
  • Quality
  • Quality Inspections
  • Shift Management
  • Shift Reports
  • Supervisor Checklists
  • Work Orders
  • Workforce Performance

Connected Digital Distancing™

Shift Changes

Shift changes need to be carefully managed to minimize person-to-person interactions between shifts. Webalo digitizes the shift handover process, capturing key KPIs directly from the data sources and enabling the shift team to add pictures, videos, and notes for viewing on mobile, desktop, and large screen displays to digitally support the handover from one shift to another, minimizing person-to-person interactions and reducing downtime.

Paper-based Forms

Paper can be a toxic material in the plant environment. Webalo digitizes checklists, forms, and workflows in minutes and hours, eliminating paper, improving health and safety, accelerating productivity, and enhancing plant operating efficiency.

Production Schedules

Ensuring the plant is always operating on the right production schedule is a key operating requirement. Enabling this capability without paper is challenging. Webalo integrates with production planning products (SAP PP, etc.) and automatically digitizes the plan onto the mobile devices of the production team, ensuring everyone is looking at the right plan at the right time.

Receiving & "Permitting" Interactions

Ensuring secure access to the plant, minimizing external vendor plant movement, and eliminating paperwork are critical requirements in today’s operating environment. Webalo’s Connected Digital Distancing™ technology digitizes plant entry (bill of lading), materials receiving, plant paperwork, and ERP (SAP IM, etc.) reconciliations.

Operational Visibility

Real-time visibility of the status of the tasks and activities of the workforce, and of the broader plant operating environment and its machinery, is critical to maintaining efficient operations. Webalo’s real-time Control Tower view of the plant through mobile, desktop, and large screen displays of dashboards, KPIs, and reports showing workforce task/activity status, combined with all other relevant plant data points, ensures management and plant operations can maintain operational efficiency in any operating environment.

Enabling Remote Working

The workforce and management need to be able to operate remotely. Webalo’s native mobile platform provides secure, scalable, actionable, and personalized access to the applications and data sources that the individual user needs to interact with, without them having to use VPN access and navigate through multiple menus and screens to find what they are looking for.

Actionable User Experience for the Industrial Frontline Workforce

A frontline worker wearing an orange safety vest stands before machinery using a tablet displaying the Webalo app.

Connected Digital Distancing™

Continued stable operations demands an immediate focus on enabling social digital distancing. Critical new operating procedures need to be applied immediately and permanently to ensure your business remains fully operational, productive and competitive.

Key areas to addressing and maintaining operational integrity:

  • Workforce movement and interaction in and around the plant
  • Receiving/shipping interactions with external drivers/vendors
  • Plant-wide operations management
  • Remote/mobile workforce enablement
  • Real-time, secure, easily accessible dashboards, KPIs and reports

Digital Task Management, Supervisor Smart Checklists

Allocate, manage and approve tasks, including data such as images, due dates, workflow (sending to a supervisor for approval or dispensation); notifications; completions; checklists; and task views. Gain a dashboard view of all tasks with KPIs and open items.

Image shows a frontline worker in a bright blue hard hat and an orange safety vest entering data on a laptop in a warehouse.
A frontline worker wearing a yellow hard hat inspects a warehouse floor looking mildly suspicious while holding a mobile tablet.

Production Line Changeovers

Workflow-driven instructions and checklists with KPIs enable changeovers with current operating procedures, including operator notifications that runs are approaching target counts, workflows for required steps and checklists/compliance forms needed to complete the tasks. View changeover performance KPIs at each machine and an overview of the entire process. Request help from others who have completed the task to speed the process to completion.

Mobilize Supply Chain Materials Scanning

Use Webalo apps to scan barcodes at various steps of the supply; to onboard new materials into inventory; pick items from the warehouse; or to retrieve specifications or information from bar or QR codes on the production lines.

Image shows a mobile scanner held in the gloved hand of a frontline worker.
Image shows a factory line operator consulting a mobile tablet while dressed in a white lab coat and wearing a hairnet.

Digitize Maintenance/Fault Cards

Streamline manual maintenance procedures by digitizing maintenance cards or tickets when employees identify areas in a plant that are in need of repair. Webalo-generated apps allow users to capture the request for maintenance data on their devices and automatically submit the form for more efficiency, if necessary with pictures and recorded audio attachments. Digital cards are time stamped and prioritized to keep track of requests. Additional metrics can be added regarding turnover time for fixes.

Connected Workers Swap Workplace Assignments

Production line workers are not allowed to swap shifts but they can swap stations or machines with supervisor approval. In line changeover scenarios, supervisors may want to send a notification to a connected worker that they have time to complete one or more pending tasks based on a known delay elsewhere on the line, and/or implement the short term repurposing of resources to important tasks.

Image shows a frontline worker in factory environment wearing a yellow safety vest and viewing a mobile tablet while sitting in front of many orange soda bottles.
Image shows a frontline worker talking into a mobile headset while typing on a laptop in a warehouse environment.

Downtime (DT) Event Review

The next best thing to reducing downtime is knowing how often and when DT events occur and for how long. Capture downtime events and provide a mobile dashboard, DT event history, and a set of contextualized analytic services for line supervisors. Having this data on a mobile device means that supervisors arriving to a new shift would see what was going on remotely and be prepared for what they might encounter.

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