Video standard with Visual Standard

Video standard with Visual Standard

Now more than ever, a picture is worth more than thousand words.

Visual Standard is one of the most interesting modules of our MPS. It allows our customers to create work standards on video simply and intuitively. Video standards helps our customers:

  • Train operators
  • Verify compliance to a standardised way of working
  • Enable self-testing of their operators
  • Keep up to date the capability matrix, also known as the ILUO Matrix.

·Before video standard

A couple of weeks ago, we had a Visual Standard workshop at a client’s factory in Germany. During that workshop, the client wanted to verify that the tool could address a particularly important issue. The production of some parts had to be moved from that factory onto a new location in Morocco. This was a condition set by their client, nothing they had a choice about. These were really complex parts that had to be manufactured using a lot of manual steps. In order to facilitate this move, our client had been investing significant time and effort on the creation of a very thorough and detailed Standard Worksheet. For this purpose, they had a number of Germans, Poles, and Czechs using Word and Excel to create English documentation that would be read mostly by Moroccans.

They were also able to verify the standards and provide feedback in real time that was used to improve parts of the standard.

The results were, as you can imagine, worse than they had hoped for. At the new location  workers could not produce the parts as needed in terms of both time and quality. As a result, our customer was forced to maintain production in both locations simultaneously. They were also sending Moroccan workers to be trained in Germany. Yet, every deadline was missed and their costs and losses kept mounting.

· Benefits of the video standard

This was the context in which we were asked by our client to work with them for two days in Germany to prepare some standards with our Visual Standard tool. The results were very positive. Within those two days we worked to define complex processes on video. At once, people in Morocco were able to access these videos via our web portal and used them to train operators. They were also able to verify the standards and provide feedback in real time that was used to improve parts of the standard.

 overview on dashboard of video standard with visual standard

By two weeks later, the expected levels of quality had been achieved.

After the workshop, Moroccan operators continued to work and started to produce new parts. Producing these parts with the expected levels of speed and quality took a little time. By two weeks later, the expected levels of quality had been achieved. Also the standards had been improved thanks to the tools in our platform. As each video standard can be analysed with the Observation tool within MPS, our clients can then propose, validate, and formally approve improved versions.

· More efficiency with video standard

In this particular example, a 55-page Standard Worksheet built in Word was replaced by a 8-minute video composed of 25 sequences marked with a number of quality and security key points.

This is an excellent example that shows how Visual Standard helps our clients train operators and improve quality and performance regardless of their locations, languages, or cultural contexts.

 

Roberto Delgado Marcos

Roberto Delgado Marcos

CEO de Mobile Lean

Video standard with Visual Standard

Video standard with Visual Standard

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IESE AUTO | Innovation in the automotive sector

IESE AUTO | Innovation in the automotive sector

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IESE AUTO | Innovation in the automotive sector

IESE AUTO | Innovation in the automotive sector

For the fifth consecutive year, the CIAC (Cluster of the Automotive Industry of Catalonia) has provided a showcase to present innovative projects aimed at the automotive sector as part of the 33rd edition of IESE Auto that took place in Barcelona on the 13th and 14th of November. On this occasion, the slogan was Back to the Future, where questions and ideas related to innovation in the sector, transformation of processes, and digitalization throughout the automotive sector have been brought to the fore.

We have been delighted to present the Mobilized Production System and show, with live demos, how the different tools from Mobile Lean introduce digitalization in an organic way. MPS is a non-intrusive system that is quick to implement and easy to use. At a time when the automotive industry is facing new challenges every day it is essential to have the best tools to face the great challenges in the sector.

At a time when the automotive sector is facing new industrial challenges every day it is essential to have the best tools.

MPS supports the production of high-quality products at lower cost. MPS integrates with the production systems to improve the efficiency of industrial processes.

The automobile industry, as always, faces new challenges in a globalized environment with an ever-increasing evolutionary dynamism. This environment drives rapid change in product evolution and certainly in how they are manufactured.

Clara López Matute

Clara López Matute

Marketing and Communication Manager

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Who do we think about when we digitalize?

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Who do we think about when we digitalize?

Who do we think about when we digitalize?

We digitalize thinking about people.

The end of the year is, usually, a stressful time. We always attempt to organize the year so that there are not projects that need closing in the very last quarter. But the reality is that as of September everything accelerates and there is no other option but to press forward.

During the last three weeks, members of the mLean team has been visiting different plants, potential clients, and fairs about connected industry, both in Europe and in the US. One of the strengths of the mLean solutions is that we have first-class Lean Manufacturing implementations at our customers. This real-life experience helps our solutions evolve quickly and in substantial ways. We digitalize the dynamics of continuous improvement adapting to the needs of each client.

Well, I wanted to share a reflection that came to mind when talking with my colleagues about their experiences. We detected a trend that seems to be quite common. To put it in context. It is well known that daily meetings, both production meetings at the beginning of the shift, and rapid response meetings to address problems are very useful, there’s nothing new there. The objectives are clear: to favor communication between production teams and a to enable rapid escalation of problems to supervisors when needed. All of it within a limited time span of about 30-40 minutes a day in total. These meetings are held in rooms, usually fitted close to the production line and usually without chairs, to prevent them from lengthening over time. In these rooms there are countless panels with dozens of indicators that are filled, in most cases, by hand.

We digitalize the dynamics of continuous improvement adapting to the needs of each client.

The trend we see is that more and more frequently we find large screens, tactile in some cases, which are used to display scorecards in Web format. In some other cases they display Excel spreadsheets or some type of office tools.

Our point of view is the following. We are not against any of this, far from it. We believe that it is an obvious path for the industry to go. However, these implementations have some challenges. Is the plant “digitalized” just because of the existence of those displays? What is known about the source of the data displayed, as that data depends, from the most part, on collection by individual persons? Is it sensible to make an investment that, in the best of cases, is used at most two hours a day?

We have seen cases in which people continue to fill in the paper form and then waste time transcribing that information to digital format. They then arrive at the meeting and use the 80″ screen with “good” data. Isn’t this a bit mindboggling?

trabajo en el terreno - Who do we think about when we digitalize?

Have we asked team leaders if that was, indeed, the first need that had to be addressed? Well, in mLean we truly live with people in the ground. We see how they breathe, how they act, how they struggle, and how, with all that effort, they get the job done. And we can guarantee you that there is one thing that no one has ever told us: I need a display in the daily production meeting room. They ask us a lot of questions related to the management of people, training and managing their versatility, among many others, but never about a display in a meeting room that is accessed through a door.

Data is important, but people are more important. That’s why at mLean, we provide people with mobility and with simple, robust, and connected solutions.

We are not saying that visual management, been digitalize or not, is unimportant. Quite the opposite. It is the key that provides the transparency needed by an industry that wants to change its way of working with their people. We believe that, before one takes the step of investing in expensive displays with quick obsolescence, it is important to know how to help the main actors, the people who are in the ground all the time, how to support those who add major value, the operators and the machines.

Data is important, but people are more important. And the industry needs its people to contribute value where and when they best can. That’s why at mLean, we provide people with mobility and with simple, robust, and connected solutions. It is the first step towards that sci-fi industry that we see in the promotional videos of the major automobile brands. Do not start building the house by the roof … or the fix will be more expensive than the problem!

Roberto Delgado Marcos

Roberto Delgado Marcos

CEO at Mobile Lean

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Customer Success Person | We are hiring!

Customer Success Person | We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Customer Success

Si te gusta la tecnología, te sientes cómodo trabajando en varios idiomas, estás dispuesto a viajar y buscas formar parte de una startup en Valladolid, con contrato indefinido y salario entre 20.000 y 25.000€.

¡Sigue leyendo!

¿Quiénes somos?

MOBILE LEAN es una startup vallisoletana que acompaña a fabricantes y proveedores de automoción en su proceso de digitalización hacia la industria 4.0.

Sin buzzwords: sacamos el máximo partido posible a teléfonos móviles y tabletas para facilitar el día a día de las personas que trabajan a pie de línea. Una vez que estos datos están almacenados en formato digital, los convertimos en información relevante para la mejora continua de la fábrica.

Nuestro Sistema de Producción Movilizado se utiliza en fábricas de Europa, Sudamérica y el norte de África, siendo reconocidos en 2016 por los Premios Emprendedor XXI como la empresa con mayor potencial de Castilla y León, y quedando segundos en la fase nacional en el Sector de Tecnologías Industriales. En 2017, fuimos nombrados Mejor Empresa Joven por Castilla y León Económica, y en 2018, fuimos Finalistas Mejor Innovación en el congreso Advanced Factories, así como Startup Industrial Más Destacadasegún Ingenieros VA.

Actualmente queremos incorporar un Junior Customer Success Manager a nuestro equipo que nos ayude a impulsar y estimular la implantación del Sistema de Producción Movilizado en nuestros clientes.

¿Qué hace un Junior Customer Success Manager?

· Dar la bienvenida y comprender a nuestros clientes. Serás el punto de enlace con ellos. Tendrás que escuchar para entender su negocio, sus objetivos y las necesidades de cada planta.

· Ayudar al buen despliegue del Sistema de Producción Movilizado en las fábricas y formar al cliente en el uso de nuevas funcionalidades.

· Dominar el uso de nuestras aplicaciones y guiar a cada cliente para que saque el máximo rendimiento a nuestro Sistema de Producción Movilizado.

· Dar soporte a nuestros usuarios, identificar qué problemas tienen, ofrecer en tiempo real la mejor solución y hacer seguimiento de la misma.

· Liderar la formación continua de los usuarios impartidas por el departamento de Customer Success. En remoto, ante dudas y mejoras puntuales, o presenciales (una media de dos viajes mensuales), especialmente en las primeras fases de despliegue e instalación.

· Facilitar feedback a través del análisis del uso que los clientes hacen de nuestras aplicaciones, ofreciendo mejoras y formaciones puntuales específicas para que nuestro Sistema de Producción Movilizado se convierta en una herramienta indispensable en su centro de trabajo.

· Observar los patrones de uso y las recomendaciones de los clientes para mejorar el producto, en colaboración constante con nuestro equipo de ingeniería.

Nos encantará conocerte si:

· Te gusta la tecnología; vas más allá del concepto usuario avanzado.

· Eres open minded. ¡Aprendes rápido! No sólo al llegar a la empresa, también a la hora de familiarizarte con las mejoras constantes de nuestros productos.

· English is a must! De verdad hablas inglés y te sientes cómodo redactando en esta lengua.

· Puedes manejarte con soltura en otro idioma; nosotros tenemos debilidad por el francés, pero damos la bienvenida a cualquier otro.

· Estás dispuesto a viajar con frecuencia.

· Tienes carnet de conducir.

Cuando nos conozcas descubrirás que:

· Somos una plantilla joven y dinámica que trabaja en el centro de Valladolid.

· Respetamos tus 40 horas semanales y trabajamos en horario compacto 4 días a la semana, mientras que los miércoles comemos juntos y continuamos por la tarde.

· Flexibilidad de entrada y salida para adaptarse a tu situación personal, incluyendo la posibilidad puntual de teletrabajar.

· 23 días laborables al año de vacaciones, más el día de tu cumpleaños.

· Contrato indefinido y un sueldo entre 20.000 y 25.000 euros brutos anuales.

Ready to join us?

Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Developer

¡We are hiring!

Full Stack Developer

¿Tienes experiencia como full stack developer? ¿Tienes experiencia en Swift, Vuejs, Django, Docker o Ansible, eres capaz de trabajar en varios idiomas (inglés o francés, además de español), y te interesa trabajar en una startup en Valladolid, con contrato indefinido y salario entre 25.000 y 30.000€?

¿Quiénes somos?

MOBILE LEAN es una startup vallisoletana que acompaña a fabricantes y proveedores de automoción en su proceso de digitalización hacia la industria 4.0. Sin buzzwords: sacamos el máximo partido posible a teléfonos móviles y tabletas para facilitar el día a día de las personas que trabajan a pie de línea. Una vez que estos datos están almacenados en formato digital, los convertimos en información relevante para la mejora continua de la fábrica. Nuestro Sistema de Producción Movilizado se utiliza en plantas de diferentes países de Europa y Sudamérica, siendo reconocidos en 2016 por los Premios Emprendedor XXI como la empresa con mayor potencial de Castilla y León, y en 2017 como mejor empresa joven en los premios Castilla y León Económica. Nuestro equipo de ingeniería está compuesto por profesionales con conocimiento de desarrollo iOS (Swift), HTML, CSS, Javascript (Vue.js) y Python (Django). Adicionalmente, usamos XCode UI para testear nuestras aplicaciones, TestCafe en el frontend y Django Test para nuestro backend. Jenkins nos ayuda con la integración de todos los módulos del sistema, que desplegamos usando Docker y Ansible.

¿Qué ofrecemos?

El equipo de ingeniería actual está compuesto por 9 personas. De aquí a final de 2017 debemos incrementarlo hasta un total de 12 personas, para ser capaces de seguir el ritmo de desarrollo, despliegue y soporte que acompañe al volumen de negocio previsto a medio plazo. Nuestro equipo sigue una regla no escrita: “2×2” (cada proceso relevante debe ser dominado por al menos dos personas, y cada persona debe dominar al menos dos procesos relevantes). La razón es simple: poder irnos de vacaciones cuando queramos, sin que la salud mental de nuestros compañeros peligre por ello. Por eso, buscamos que tengas experiencia en cualquiera de las tecnologías que manejamos, pero necesitamos que estés dispuesto o dispuesta a sumergirte en al menos otra de las mencionadas anteriormente. Finalmente, como habrás observado, somos una empresa internacionalizada desde su nacimiento. Esto quiere decir que todos nuestros ingenieros e ingenieras son capaces de trabajar en inglés o francés. Esperamos que no tengas limitaciones en ese sentido para poder tratar con profesionales IT de otros países.

Proceso de selección

Para empezar, envíanos la información que consideres relevante a careers@m-lean.com. Si es posible, incluye tu perfil de github, bitbucket o similar, o enlaces a proyectos en los que hayas participado. Nuestra CTO, Angélica Lozano, se pondrá en contacto contigo para una primera entrevista presencial o remota. El objetivo de esta primera toma de contacto será explicarte un poco mejor la visión de MOBILE LEAN y poder conocerte. Es posible que a esta entrevista se una alguno de tus futuros compañeros. En caso de que haya interés por ambas partes, te invitaremos a tomar un café para que puedas conocer a todo el equipo. Para ello, tendrás que acercarte a nuestras oficinas en el Campus Miguel Delibes. En esta visita, te pediremos que nos hables de alguno de los proyectos personales o profesionales en los que hayas trabajado, y compartiremos los retos técnicos a los que nos enfrentamos en MOBILE LEAN. Resolveremos este proceso de contratación entre Septiembre y Octubre de 2017, aunque dependiendo de tu situación personal, la incorporación puede retrasarse hasta Noviembre.
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