Light Guide Systems™ Benchmarking Study at Chrysler Academy Demonstrates Results
The study, performed in August 2014 by OPS Solutions at Chrysler’s World Class Manufacturing Academy (WCMA), compared the effectiveness of paper-based Standard Work Instructions (SWIs) and the OPS Solutions’ Light Guide System of visual workflow and auto-confirmation. The benchmarking was performed on both an assembly process and a logistics process. Both the paper-based SWI and Light Guide had a chance to be first and thus normalized for any learning curve effects. The results are clear: when processes were enabled by Light Guide Systems, there were significant improvements in quality, cycle time and throughput.
One of the strengths of Light Guide Systems is the simplicity of its concept paired with its practical applications in a wide range of industries. DBusiness’ R.J. King talks to OPS Solutions founder and LGS inventor Paul Ryznar about how he created the system and which industries he sees as being the next big thing.