Soft4Lean SWI – an app to manage standard work instructions

Soft4Lean SWI is an app
which helps quickly and easily
create and modify
standard work instructions

How does it work?

Create an instruction on the production floor using a mobile device

Create an instruction on the production floor using a mobile device

The app will generate the work instruction in a template customized for you

The app will generate the work instruction in a template customized for you

Modify the instruction with ease using a computer or a mobile device

Modify the instruction with ease using a computer or a mobile device

Find the instruction you need in an instant

Find the instruction you need in an instant

Display the instructions directly at workstations

Display the instructions directly at workstations

How does it benefit you?

01.
Spend much less time creating standard work instructions.
Spend much less time creating standard work instructions.
02.
Edit existing instructions quickly and easily.
Edit existing instructions quickly and easily.
03.
Find and manage instructions in the system without effort.
Find and manage instructions in the system without effort.
04.
Embed video clips in the instructions. *
Embed video clips in the instructions. *
05.
Display instructions on screens used by operators.
Display instructions on screens used by operators.
* The option to embed video clips is not available in the current version of the application, it will be added in the future.

Application features

01.
Add steps, photos and videos to instructions at the shopfloor*
Add steps, photos and videos to instructions at the shopfloor*
02.
Generate instructions automatically in templates customized for you
Generate instructions automatically in templates customized for you
03.
Add and edit steps on a mobile device or a computer
Add and edit steps on a mobile device or a computer
04.
Find and manage instructions in a simple manner
Find and manage instructions in a simple manner
05.
Display instructions at workstations
Display instructions at workstations
* The option to embed video clips is not available in the current version of the application, it will be added in the future.
01.

Add steps, photos and videos to instructions at the shopfloor*

Add steps, photos and videos to instructions at the shopfloor*

App version designed for smartphones and tablets helps quickly and easily note down steps and key points and add photos or video clips* to instructions.

Most importantly you can crop and edit (add arrows, descriptions) the photos you’ve just taken. App will associate photos with steps and use that to generate an instruction.

You don’t have to use a mobile device. Desktop version of the app allows you to create instructions comfortably on a computer. You can even start formulating the instruction on your smartphone, then finish the job on your laptop.

02.

Generate instructions automatically in templates customized for you

Generate instructions automatically in templates customized for you

Creating and editing an instruction using for example an Excel spreadsheet takes time. App will automatically generate instruction in a specified template, so it can be exported into Excel or PDF file or stored in the instruction database.

Browse our template library and pick the variant that suits your needs. We can even create a custom template tailored to your company requirements and add it to your version of the app.

03.

Add and edit steps on a mobile device or a computer

Add and edit steps on a mobile device or a computer

The app makes it a breeze to modify instructions, as well as add or delete steps and photos.

It will consider all these adjustments and produce an instruction in a specified format – no need to waste time and effort on editing.

04.

Find and manage instructions in a simple manner

Find and manage instructions in a simple manner

You can add a functionality to manage instructions to your laptop/desktop application. App helps you store instructions, find the one you need, and archive the older versions. That way you bring order to chaos, so every user can find what he is looking for without issue.

Instruction management is an optional feature – you need to upgrade the standard version of the app to use it.

You don’t want to use the app anymore? No problem. Simply convert the saved instructions into Excel or PDF file.

05.

Display instructions at workstations

Display instructions at workstations

It’s a growing trend in the industry to use displays (screens and tablets) on the production floor to show work instructions as multimedia. Digital instructions mean you can even embed video clips*.

An optional feature of our solution is a web application that displays instructions. It means you can use it on any device that supports a web browser. App will then display the instruction of your choice on any screen on the production floor.

* The option to embed video clips is not available in the current version of the application, it will be added in the future.

Available products and optional modules

Single

How does it help?

It helps team leaders and process engineers in formulating work instructions on the spot using mobile devices or back at the office using a desktop or a laptop.

Who needs it?

This solution is best suited for an individual employee in a small company.

Factory

How does it help?

It streamlines the instruction-making process. Also it helps you store, manage and share documents. Instructions may also be displayed on screens used by operators.

Who needs it?

This solution is ideal for enterprises where many technicians create and use work instructions.

Factory Customized

How does it help?

The product includes the Factory license. However the instruction template library will include custom templates tailored to your company.

Who needs it?

It is best suited for enterprises using custom work instruction templates.

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    About us

     

    Soft4Lean SWI application was created by the R&D department of Lean Enterprise Institute Polska (www.lean.org.pl), which is part of Lean Global Network (www.leanglobal.org).

     

     

    Our R&D department mission is to help companies effectively leverage the Lean Management concept. To that end we provide apps that make the use of Lean methods and tools simpler and more efficient.

    Soft4Lean SWI app is being developed as part of the “IT4Lean – developing apps that support Lean Management” project. The goal of the project is to create a set of prototype IT applications. These apps will support consultants, internal experts, process engineers and managers in optimizing manufacturing and service processes. This project has received funding from the European Union in the amount of 1,510,521.85 PLN. Overall cost of the project is 2,218,597.05 PLN.