Onix caught up with Michael Walton, Head of Google Manufacturing, at a recent event to talk about the engineering challenges companies face when searching for data. In this video Michael presents recommendations for how to overcome them.
Inefficiencies lie within the product development life cycle that unfortunately impede and disrupt manufacturers’ success. This struggle is largely due to the lack of accessible data and knowledge enterprise-wide.
Many engineers cannot quickly and efficiently tap into experts, valuable part designs, process notes, test results and other intellectual property (IP) associated with product development. Therefore, knowledge workers spend exorbitant amounts of time searching for information.
When data can not be found, it is recreated, which includes re-running unnecessary, expensive tests — or redesigning and even reproducing parts. Without doubt, these search inefficiencies slow time to market, jeopardize product quality, decrease productivity and increase costs, crippling a company’s ability to boost the bottom line and beat the competition.
Watch this brief video interview to learn how engineers are conquering these common engineering challenges.