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Smart Skills by SwipeGuide: Operational Excellence Through Frontline Know-How

Simplify shop floor training through dynamic skills management

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 11:00

(SwipeGuide: Amsterdam) -- Manufacturing excellence depends on the ability to make sure everyone can perform the task at hand in a safe and compliant manner. Unfortunately, in a world of labor shortage and high employee turnover, this isn’t always a simple task. Dutch-American B2B SaaS scale-up SwipeGuide has launched Smart Skills, a skills platform designed to empower frontline teams to develop skills and simplify shop floor training through dynamic skills management.

Know-how for smooth operations

Upskilling and reskilling a constantly changing frontline workforce is difficult, time-consuming, and often frustrating. “A highly skilled and motivated workforce is at the core of sustained operational excellence,” says SwipeGuide’s CEO Willemijn Schneyder. “More and more industrial companies are adjusting their pay scale based on skills, but frontline teams are lacking a scalable system to drive skills development.”

SwipeGuide strives to make skills-based learning on the shop floor easy and transparent for operators, supervisors, and managers. The platform enables organizations to offer on-the-job, transparent, and directed skills development to foster a culture of learning and continuous improvement.

“Smart Skills by SwipeGuide helps breweries around the world to achieve round-the-clock operations of the highest quality with an ambitious workforce equipped with the necessary expertise for their current and potential future roles in the company,” says Andre Kellerman from Heineken.

Motivation and safety

Investing in employee growth and development is key to retaining top talent. With Smart Skills, manufacturers can motivate talented people to stay by providing them with clear insight to how they can grow within the company. “Currently, that insight is lacking in most frontline teams, resulting in high employee turnover rates when ambitious people leave for other jobs,” Schneyder says.

Safety in manufacturing is directly affected by the skills and know-how of team members. Smart Skills ensures that a team possesses the required skills to perform every task safely and maintains proof of this training. This competence and transparency at the front line keeps organizations safe, compliant, and ready for any audit.

The frontline know-how in Smart Skills by SwipeGuide works in unison with SwipeGuide’s “how-to” platform for work instructions, SOPs, and checklists. SwipeGuide has garnered the trust of industrial companies around the globe, including well-known brands such as Heineken, Johnson Controls, and PepsiCo.

Learn more about Smart Skills by SwipeGuide.


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