Streamline and accelerate processes
There are several ways the HoloLens helps streamline and accelerate processes. Including using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides to create checklists and inspections for common referred to issues. This allows workers to trouble shoot issues by themselves, which frees up subject matters experts to focus on more critical problems. Guides also helps develop a consistent workflow for work shift changes so production continues with out an issue.
Reduce errors and rework and mitigate issues
The HoloLens is essentially a computer on one’s head. It promotes hands free operations to help eliminate confusion which in turns reduces errors, rework, and mitigate issues. The HoloLens does far more than just enable a user’s point of view camera. It allows viewers on the other end to see the HoloLens users point of view but also annotate and point out specific areas. Instead of describing something to a subject matter expert, you can point where a part goes and eliminate confusion. The HoloLens enables employees to be together in person remotely.
Ensure operational continuity
You would be hard pressed to come up with a tougher obstacle business have faced than the pandemic. Throughout the struggles businesses were able to ensure operational continuity thanks to the HoloLens. Now in the event something similar happens companies are prepared compared to the start of the pandemic. If weather conditions restrict travel companies are set up to continue operations. If a supply chain shortage happens again companies can implement remote consolations to reduce the amount of PPE used. They can also develop digital twin’s trainings and simulations to continue training.
Protect worker health and safety
From the pandemic to dangerous on-the-job scenarios, the HoloLens helps protect worker health and safety. The use of remote operations during the pandemic has showed us the power of digital transform in all aspects of life. One of the biggest being continuing operations while maintaining social distance. As we transition to the new normal the HoloLens will help protect workers in new ways for example, reducing unnecessary travel and the mental and physical toll bought upon employees.
Better attract, hire, train, and retain employees
We have covered this before but with the great resignation and labor shortage, companies are in search of key competitive advantages to give them a leg up to attract new employees. The HoloLens and Mixed Reality brings a cool factor and technological edge that shows potential employees that the company is invested into employee training. This gives companies an edge and shows they are ahead of industry standards and always looking to improve throughout the organization.
Improve bottom- and top-line business results
In short, the HoloLens pays for itself. Companies that have adopted the HoloLens to conduct remote operation have seen on average after cancelling two travel flights the HoloLens pays for itself. Other ways business results are improved include reducing or eliminating work stoppage by solving problems in real time. The HoloLens allows companies to free instructor time from demonstrating the same process over and over to creating self-paced training or personal one on one mentoring sessions. The last business result is something companies have no choice but to comply with is to reduce their carbon footprint. Government crackdown and regulations have forced companies to reduce and eliminate their carbon footprint. Of course, reducing travel is one of the biggest ways that companies to achieve this goal with the HoloLens.