You might be quick to say things like, “we trained for that in orientation” or “the chemical codes on the side of the container explain what to do”.
That might be correct, but what if the operator is unsure?
Now it's easy to find!Rather than have a room with a filing cabinet full of supplementary material to dig through, imagine if your operators could press a single button to get access to only relevant material associated to the work instruction they have open. That is exactly what we had in mind when we created the new Media Library.
Whether it is MSDS records, test procedures, engineering schematics, supplementary instructions, or something totally random, you can now pin it to your work instructions.
There are 2 different locations in the Work Instruction Designer where you can access this new ability: Global to the Work Area, or Local to the Station Type.
To make sense of this let’s assume that your Work Area has 3 different station types: Kitting, Assembly, and Packaging. Of course if you are familiar with how our work instruction platform works, I am describing essentially the families of workstations you have, not each individual workstation.
Global Media LibraryWhat we would call the “Global” would be any station type would have access to this content, meaning any Kitting, Assembly, or Packaging workstation would have the material in their Media Library. To access this, you will find it in the top right section of Designer (in between Publishing and Resize).
Recommended content would be more generic material, such as MSDS or possibly images of common defects to help your staff be more vigilant in detecting problems.