What are worker guidance systems?

Worker management systems support employees in perception, decision-making and are guided in the execution of activities.

If an assistance system is used to guide an employee through a value creation process, e.g. through a production process, it is referred to as a worker guidance system. Thus, it is decisive whether an employee has to derive the value creation or activity to be carried out himself/herself on the basis of the information provided, or whether the system supports him/her in doing so.

Examples of worker guidance systems can thus already be the pure presentation of digital work instructions with the tools and components required for this. Thus, the term is not dependent on whether a solution is mobile, e.g. with smartphones and tablets, or stationary, e.g. permanently attached to a workstation.

Worker guidance systems can therefore be mobile or stationary solutions with a wide variety of features, such as linking with additional sensors or networkable tools. For example, an employee can be guided by such a system through a value stream, from incoming goods inspection, through assembly, to linked measuring and testing systems.

As a reminder, as with digital assistance systems, a distinction is made between three different assistants for worker guidance:

Supports with perception
Assists with the decision
Support at
of the execution
This is how it works

What focuses on the plant management system Leanbyte?

Leanbyte guides employees through value streams via digital work instructions and checklists. Through the simple visualisation of individual work steps and a user-friendly start/stop logic, employees guide themselves step-by-step through the value stream. No prior knowledge is required to carry out the activities. 

Leanbyte has 3 Objectives

Every employee can operate the system on their own

Experts qualify new employees in a standardised way with the help of the system.

Employees are guided by the system and work flawlessly