As a lean practitioner of many years, I have had the privilege of applying lean concepts in many different businesses including project engineering, repetitive manufacturing, process manufacturing and even in a sales capacity. I’ve had to apply lean principles in areas where the cycle times ranged from seconds to days, which allowed me to apply lean manufacturing tools in very different ways.
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As one of the fastest growing enterprise AR companies, we have taken root not just in the United States, but in other regions of the world where manufacturing is strong.
After a successful MEDC-sponsored trade mission to China in July 2017, we knew our company had to take advantage of the opportunity again this year. With several different regions to choose from globally, we ultimately landed on India–one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and a country from which we receive a high level of interest in Light Guide Systems.
At OPS Solutions, we’re always looking to align with think tanks and innovation hubs that share our mission of helping manufacturers of all shapes and sizes improve their processes and compete more effectively in today’s industry 4.0-driven marketplace.
Today’s rapidly changing technology landscape demands constant innovation, and we could not be more proud of our team’s relentless focus on continuous improvement.
In 2005, we figured out a way to use augmented reality to help manufacturers drive operational processes with precision and speed and have been harnessing the power of AR technology ever since.
Here at OPS Solutions, we’re constantly thinking about new ways of using augmented reality to overcome complex operational challenges.
In working with world-class manufacturers across a wide variety of industries, each member of our team has had the opportunity to work on rewarding projects that have made a profound impact on our company and clients.
In this post, they recall some of their shining moments and share case study-worthy examples of how we’re using practical AR technology to drive innovation in manufacturing facilities around the world.
We are living in a society with more moving parts and pieces than ever before. Not only is there more variation in those individual products; there is more customization. From car doors to knee replacement hardware, nearly every product can be customized.
Today’s rapidly changing technological landscape is having a profound impact on traditional manufacturing processes.
As a company that’s leading the augmented reality (AR) revolution in manufacturing, we’re making factory floors smarter, safer and more efficient
By utilizing AR technology in powerful new ways, we’ve been able to improve the way work instructions are delivered (and received). This breakthrough has allowed us to crack the code for creating standardized, replicable and error-free manufacturing operations.
Here at OPS Solutions, we use augmented reality to help companies better visualize complex assembly processes so they can improve the way products are manufactured.
While we work hard to deliver transformational solutions for customers in a variety of industries, our team also has fun coming up with creative and amusing ways to demonstrate the versatility of our practical AR tool, Light Guide Systems—like the time we built a game of human pong for our open house event, or a bartending demo for a restaurant trade show.
Our company began with a spark of innovation and an inventive spirit that continues to thrive within our culture today. Our team is what drives that spirit, and in turn, our company, forward. This is a particularly exciting time for our company, as our continued growth has allowed us to expand our team even further. In a few short months, we’ve welcomed several new team members, including our first hires at our new European HQ in the Czech Republic.
Here at OPS Solutions, there’s no manufacturing challenge our team can’t solve. As a leader driving the next wave of manufacturing innovation, we’ve proven that augmented reality (AR) technology can be used to build anything—from cars, circuit boards and cookies to pacemakers, jet turbines and even yachts!