Jun 1, 2020

Zaptic provides support via COVID-19 safe workplace package 

Supply Chain
Health and safety
Smart Manufacturing
Georgia Wilson
3 min
Connected worker platform provider - Zaptic - supports manufacturers and supply chains amidst COVID-19 by providing a safe workplace package.

The immed...

Connected worker platform provider - Zaptic - supports manufacturers and supply chains amidst COVID-19 by providing a safe workplace package.

The immediate challenge facing the supply chain and manufacturing industry

As lockdown’s across the globe begin to ease, those within the supply chain and manufacturing industry will need to establish a COVID-19 secure operation. “As a matter of urgency, site leaders need to rapidly implement new safety, hygiene, distancing and remote working measures to create a COVID-19 secure workplace,” states Zaptic.

To find out how Zaptic is helping those within the supply chain and manufacturing sector manage the impact of COVID-19, click here!

The COVID-19 Safe Workplace Package

Developed on the company’s connected worker platform, the COVID-19 Safe Workplace Package, can provide those within the industry, best practice operating procedures and reporting systems for immediate deployment. 

In collaboration with manufacturers since the start of the crisis the package contains five pre-configured workflows and dashboards that are easily customisable via Zaptic’s no code workflow authoring toolkit. 

The package provided by Zaptic “is a limited time offer to help organisations restart operations as safely and efficiently as possible following lockdown, which will be available until 31st August 2020, and is free of charge for existing customers of the Zaptic platform.”

  1. Daily site entry compliance survey and dashboard 

This feature provides daily health questionnaires for permanent staff, visitors and contractors, as well as follow up workflows and a site entry compliance dashboard.

  1. COVID-19 safe workplace audit 

Adopting the Gemba style, this feature provides a  checklist audit for managers, which are based on governmental guidance and manufacturing best practice with scorecard, issue logs and action tracking capabilities.

  1. Cleaning guidance and tracking 

Schedule COVID-19 cleaning tasks to increase the frequency and thoroughness of sanitation and hygiene protocols on site. Best practice cleaning and disposal guidance for known or suspected cases of COVID-19. Cleaning adherence dashboard and action tracking.

  1. Virtual hygiene and sanitation training 

Via mobile video learning modules organisations can keep up to date with the latest WHO and governmental guidance and training, with completion reports for each team. This feature replaces the need for face to face training and shadowing, with virtual on the job learning.

  1. COVID-19 adjusted near miss and hazard observation 

To manage COVID-19 risk control points, mobile near miss and hazard observation can be reported within this feature. In addition the feature includes a near miss and hazard control analytics dashboard with leading indicators for a COVID-19 safe workplace.

To find out more about Zaptics’ safe workplace package, click here!

The ongoing challenge - adapting to the new normal 

As we enter into a ‘new normal’ for the working environment, manufacturers and supply chain leaders should look to digitally connect their workforce to adapt to the new normal of shop floor distancing, remote work and data driven continuous improvement.

In addition to its safe workplace support package, Zaptic can provide organisations with the capability to adapt to the new normal via its connected worker platform, utilising its no code tool kit to accelerate digital transformation within daily operations. 

To discover more about Zaptic’s connected worker platform click here, or to find out more about the company’s solution to manage the impact of COVID-19 click here

To find out how Zaptic is helping those within the supply chain and manufacturing sector manage the impact of COVID-19, click here!


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Jun 16, 2021

Grupo Espinosa: 70 years of constant evolution

Macmillan Education
Grupo Espinosa
3 min
A proudly Mexican company servicing the publishing industry with best-in-class printing, storage and distribution facilities in the heart of Latin America

Founded in 1952, Grupo Espinosa has been relentlessly supporting the publishing industry with producing more than 100 million copies every year – whether its books, magazines, catalogues or single-order custom prints. No project is big or small for Grupo Espinosa, as the facility can scale up on demand and their turnaround times are highly competitive. Grupo Espinosa works with on-demand digital press or offset press, in paperback with glued softcover binding, PUR softcover binding, stitched paperback binding, binder’s board, hardcover, saddle stitched, Spiral or Wire-O. Equipped with the experience needed for a product to leave the plant ready for distribution, Grupo Espinosa delivers anywhere inside or outside Mexico. Traditionally starting off as a black and white printing press, Grupo Espinosa has experienced transformation first hand – from colour to digital offset printing. Currently, Grupo Espinosa is also looking at making capital investments into audio books to match with the increasing demand. 

So how did a seemingly local operation in Latin America become a world-renowned printing facility trusted by hundreds of clients? As Rogelio Tirado, CFO of Grupo Espinosa for the last six years says “It all comes down to our market experience and our dedication to quality”. With nearly 70 years behind them, and located in Mexico City, Grupo Espinosa has two major locations – one spanning 75,000 square metres and the other about 45,000 square metres. Both locations are controlled by a single ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system ensuring speed, consistency and quality of work. Tirado says this isn’t their only competitive advantage. He adds “Our competitive advantage is the relationship we have with customers and the trust they put in us with their intellectual property”. Speaking of trust, global publishing giant Macmillan Education exclusively partners with Grupo Espinosa for their Latin America operations, as part of Macmillan’s decentralized hub strategy. Having a facility that offered the full spectrum of service – from storing digital content to printing and distributing – was one of the major requirements for Macmillan, and Grupo Espinosa was recognized as the leading printing hub for providing this 360 infrastructure. Another factor that has led to success for Grupo Espinosa is the absolute focus on quality and time. The staff are committed to providing the best quality in the best possible time, without causing wastage of resources. Sustainability is a huge factor playing into Grupo Espinosa’s operations, and they’ve created a healthy environment with the sustainable use of paper and energy resources as well as keeping their employees – most of them associated with the organisation for over 10 years – happy. He adds, “In order to be truly successful, you need to be good to the environment, employees, suppliers, and your customers. But most importantly, you need to be sustainable, you need to have proper working conditions, pay proper salaries, proper prices for paper, source the paper from sustainable sources, pay your taxes,  basically be a good global corporate citizen and that's probably one of the biggest achievements that we have.”

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