The manufacturing industry has been in constant development since its inception, so leading companies have promoted constant advances and links with the use of new technologies. Such is the case of Jhonson & Jhonson, who through its event “Innovative Industries of Ciudad Juárez and El Paso” showed the great progress they have made on their way to digitizing the industry.
Through its subsidiary Biosense Webster, J&J, on April 27, inaugurated its virtual training center “Immersive Technologies By Training Center“, becoming one of the first companies to opt for the use of immersive technologies at the border.
These efforts become integral to the border since it is not only committed to the implementation of Virtual and Augmented Reality but also works in coordination with local teams who developed several of the applications presented by the Johnson & Johnson team.
During the event, Ericka Hoyos, Vice President of Jhonson & Jhonson, spent a few minutes talking about how these efforts translate to improving the industry through liaison with local developers, such as the New Discovery, whom she referred to as an innovation banner.
Immersive Technologies By Training Center will have the capacity to give courses to groups of 50 to 90 people thanks to the 4 simulations focused on Augmented Reality and 10 that use Virtual Reality glasses.
What implementations does immersive reality have in the industry of the manufacture?
As part of the coordinated efforts of the MACH Cluster, Microsoft Spark, and the IA Centeragenda Expo Automatización 2022, the benefits of technological implementation in the industrial sector are scalable, since they can be seen from the training stages to the latest production levels.
In the case of training, the implementation of virtual and augmented reality helps companies reduce time and resource losses due to courses based on the use of natural materials.
Thanks to the applications developed by local companies such as New Discovery, employees can quickly learn internal regulations on how to dress, work procedures, regulations, care at work, or any situation that new hires could face.
For local developers, such as Jonalex Herrera, these projects reflect an avant-garde attitude when it comes to solving the problems facing the industry; from the reduction of “scrap” caused by traditional training programs, to the decrease in turnover rates and times in which a person can be fully integrated into companies.
In the words of Liz Pasillas, commercial director of New Discovery, the implementation of immersive technologies in the Ciudad Juarez maquiladora industry increases apprehension rates compared to traditional methods, since new employees achieve up to 90% retention due to their interactive model, while reducing processes that previously took up to 8 hours to just 15 minutes.
Young people from the following industrial generation
Companies like Johnson & Johnson or groups like the MACH cluster know that another significant factor must complement the path towards technological integration; a generation of young leaders who know how to make the most of these factors.
Thanks to the presentations within the “Youth of the next industrial generation” program, where Ericka Hoyos participated, named as one of the 100 leading women in the manufacturing area of the United States, dozens of young people with high school and higher education can join the panorama that is developed in several companies in the industrial sector, which have been directed to the total integration of virtual and augmented reality.