The purposes of the activities carried out with the software are many, the main ones being:
- Process mapping: The first step in process optimisation is the mapping of processes at each stage: the video is then divided into sub-sequences, identifying a series of elementary activities. The degree of detail with which the video is analysed can be very high and can be defined according to specific business needs.
- Performance measurement: The software automatically calculates the duration of each activity that can be compared at different times and under different circumstances. The percentage of the process dedicated to “non-value-added” activities is then defined.
- Balancing of activities: Mapping and measurement activities can be carried out simultaneously on several resources. It is then possible to assess the time involved for each resource in order to optimise the balancing of workloads and measure the savings obtained from any redistribution of activities.
- Documentation, standardisation and operator training: The identification of virtual labels on elementary activities makes it possible to create a document (paper and/or multimedia) that automatically defines the reference standard of the process under analysis. This standard can easily be used to train operators by associating it with the video file that clearly and unambiguously exemplifies the activities to be performed.