Nanoramic Laboratories is a unique US-based R&D company solving one of the most significant problems faced by the battery industry – energy storage and thermal management. They develop cutting-edge materials, structures and processes based on nanocarbon composites, through which they have positioned themselves as disruptive leaders in innovative, scalable and cross-industry technologies.
We helped our client develop a frontend part of the feature in the workplace organization app based on the “6S methodology” (otherwise known as 5S+ Safety). This system aims to promote and sustain a high level of productivity and safety throughout a workspace. The app aimed to boost employees’ awareness about what areas in the lab look like, where they are precisely situated and what kind of problems might occur in certain places. Its objective also concerned allowing administrators to design the facility’s floor plan and manage the workspace
It enabled administrators to draw the facility’s floor plan and draw the data from the ERP software about area assignees and the inspection status of a given area. This plan and information involved were supposed to be displayed in the app in an easy-to-navigate way for all the employees.
Our Client wanted the components displaying the data to be independent from the company’s API due to their sensitiveness.
Our Client noticed that the administrators encountered an obstacle in checking the areas’ inspection statuses. Particularly in the percentage of their completion, score in a numeric value and spotting wherever any errors occurred. Although the data concerning the inspection status was easily accessible, it was not visually presented and that is why the stakeholders couldn’t understand them clearly.
Our client already had a solution on their end but would like to develop it further, which is one reason why Nanoramic approached us. So, after workshops discussing shared vision, we rolled our sleeves and focused on creating a module that enabled administrators to draw floor plans. Such a feature was supposed to increase workspace awareness and broaden management opportunities.
And here, the power of data visualization turned out to be invaluable! Thanks to color-coding, employees could easily see if a certain area is ready for acceptance or whether any dangers were detected. The app could illustrate the actual area’s state thus significantly reducing the time needed to check it manually.
Thanks to using the app to monitor the statuses of areas, the management process became much more convenient and less time-consuming.
As everyone in the company can see the current plan of laboratories and monitor if there are any changes, the employees became much more aware of the workspace organization. Moreover, color coding used to enrich data visualization helped employees analyze the data in a more intuitive way.