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How SMI Used Notiphy to Create a Safe Work Environment

Challenge

SMI engineers, manufactures, and delivers solutions filtration, silencing and separation products from compressors to turbines, vacuum pumps to reciprocating engines. For more than 50 years, SMI has embraced industrial growth while advocating environmental responsibility. The company is committed to providing products and systems that protect mission-critical machinery while safeguarding the surrounding environment. SMI believes these worldwide commitments help better communities, encourage the achievement of its employees, and help their customers succeed. SMI understands most manufacturing tasks in their facilities are performed by their people on the plant floor. With a desire to help their people to be safer, efficient, and more productive, they could not find an easy-to-use solution through the current Industry 4.0 solutions.

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Solution

SMI began using Notiphy for a 6-week trial. During this time, Notiphy created workstations to digitally deliver content so it could help SMI’s employees become more productive and enable on-the-spot training information and pictures. By placing Notiphy’s tablets at multiple workstations along SMI’s workflow, they were able to upload their English and Spanish language paper-based processes into Notiphy’s Digital Task List application. In the Details section of each Task, they were able to upload various pictures and videos their employees could access to help them understand the processes and PPE to use. The processes included pre-work safety, work and post-work tasks including lock out-tag out. 

Results

Notiphy allowed SMI’s workers to be accountable and ensure they reviewed the safety information each day. By having the work processes, workers could do their jobs easier and faster, while allowing SMI to accumulate data on the behavior of their people. Notiphy was able to upload and automate SMI’s processes using the same content/safety instructions its people were expected to follow, but with a paperless process. Notiphy helped SMI create “standard work” and ensure all their people followed the same safety and job procedures. SMI is also deploying Notiphy’s Job Traveler application, allowing the company to replace their paper job travelers with a digital solution. This way, there is less contact with paper and less of a chance of losing the documentation.

"SMI is deploying Notiphy’s Job Traveler application, allowing the company to replace their paper job travelers with a digital solution. This way, there is less contact with paper and less of a chance of losing the documentation."

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