DXC Technology has helped Bridgestone, one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers, improve health and safety efficiency in production work by developing a digital environment for employee training.
With only four months of operation, the DXC platform, which is based on Virtual Reality technology, helped the manufacturer to minimize the machine downtime or times with low performance during the training period for new operators, since part of the training that was previously performed exclusively on a production machine is now performed on a Virtual Machine.
The Virtual Reality Training Project directly impacted productivity, with a 30% reduction in the use of a production machine for training, in addition to helping to reduce the training period by 17%.
“These numbers show that the implementation of this solution was the right choice, and we are studying the possibility of taking it to other plants,” said Rioji Hirokawa, Executive Director of Manufacturing for South America at Bridgestone. For the time being, this solution is being used at two Bridgestone plants: Santo André (São Paulo) and Camaçari (Bahia).
By integrating the DXC platform into existing employee training practices, Bridgestone was also able to improve health, safety and the environment. Since the gain in operational skill takes place in a controlled environment (Virtual), this is evident since right after the virtual training, the employee uses a real machine with familiarity and confidence to perform the operation.Click below to share this article