Julia Kasper

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Review of the Webinar Perspective Digital Workshop Part 1: Digital Learning & Processes

How to get my workshop ready for the digital era

When Christoph Krause takes the stage, you'll get first-class information about the digital craft. Therefore, we were delighted that he was our guest in our tapio webinar on May 20, 2020, and could welcome him on our "virtual" stage.

In this webinar, we wanted to find out why thinking in processes is so important and how to tackle this for your workshop. In his presentation, Christoph explained how I can learn as a carpenter and joiner and which tools help to make my workshop more efficient. Also and together with Julia Kasper from tapio, we looked at the implementation projects of carpentry colleagues.

You can watch the entire webinar in form of a video on YouTube. The webinar was recorded in German language.

How to Start and Model Processes

Digital expert Christoph Krause explained how you could model the processes of your workshop. He advised starting at the points in the process where the "pain" is most remarkable. In other words, where things run the least smoothly and errors, delays, or queries often occur. At this point, it is essential to involve the team in the changes and process modeling. After all, Julia Kasper reported that employees are often more deeply involved and affected by the effects of processes that do not run smoothly. Thus, they have deeper insights and ideas about how to change these issues. Once the pain points are identified, it helps to discover which digital helpers are available to make the workshop organization more efficient. Julia Kasper shows two practical examples from tapio:

Best Practices from Other Carpentries

Firstly, the 120-man strong carpentry company zieflekoch GmbH from the Black Forest found that innovative tool management with twinio solves the pain associated with tool and material management. Before introducing the web app, the team often complained about a lack of overview of the storage locations, long search times, and a lack of transparency for the remaining stock. With the help of twinio, the material flow to the edgeband was simplified, and the process redesigned. Tiresome searching and unnecessary tidying up are thus no longer on the agenda for the zieflekoch team. Secondly, window manufacturer Florian Krebs showed how he uses the MachineBoard to monitor his machine's status. Before introducing the digital tool, the production manager drove to the workshop every evening after work to check whether all machines had passed the production cycle without errors. Now, with the MachineBoard on his smartphone, he can monitor whether all machines have completed the job. Florian Krebs only goes to the workshop if something is wrong with the machine.

Next Steps & Conclusion

Finally, digital expert Christoph Krause advises to take a bold approach and use digital tools like tapio's to make the processes in the workshop better. He also recommends that you orientate yourself towards digital makers like tapio.

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