Collaborating right from the shop floor using Unifize
Dave Anderson showcases the power of Unifize's mobile application, revolutionizing real-time collaboration directly from the shop floor. He highlights how team members can instantly join discussions, contribute insights, and make decisions without being tethered to a desktop computer. The introduction of barcodes on paperwork, a minimal but crucial use of paper, allows anyone to scan and immediately access the relevant discussion on Unifize. This feature underscores the platform's commitment to enhancing efficiency and communication across various departments, making it a game-changer for operational workflows.
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For the team, that the discussion within Unifize is very collaborative. Everybody has an opportunity to put their, you know, their thoughts in to what needs to happen.



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The really cool thing is the phone app you can be anywhere on the floor. You don't necessarily have to sit in front of your computer to collaborate.



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You can walk by. We have, you know, the tickets that hit the floor, the little bit of paper we do use now has a barcode.



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You scan that with your phone takes that individual right to the discussion or the conversation within Unifize.



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There you have it. You know what's going on just by scanning the barcode on the ticket with you, because most of our parts have several different operations and some traveled through.



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Some parts get touched by three different departments.



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You have a ticket show up, in the next department they are like, what's this? Well scan the code. You know exactly what's going on with that part that's in your area and what you need to do with it using Unifize.

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But what we've known from what I experience was, is we were able to get there with the system. We still there with the system. The system has what is needed to provide us what we're looking for, because every company, admittedly, is trying to get compliant. If we educate people, if we get people the education that they need and to get over the fear factor, I think 90% of those things can be resolved because most people will go to what they're most familiar with.What I worked with from a different company, but they're not willing to sit down and look at what the demographics are saying. People are into social media now. People are moving fast into fast paced world. But technologies are still antiquated. So there's a disconnect here, right? So while we're moving at a fast pace at home with dragging at work, so why can't we continue that speed while we at work?If your supplier has issues and you're not informed on time, you want to have an alternate supplier in place. If your suppliers are not qualified, you may not know that that needs to happen. And so when you have an integrated system that speaks to itself and is giving you all this data, you literally have the pulse of the organization in your hands as an executive at a money bound access.

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