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Improovment Celebrates Completion of WERCBench Labs Program

Posted by Jason Trovela on 2/15/17 4:39 PM

Improovment & WERCBench Labs.jpgMilwaukee, February 12, 2017 Improovment LLC, a technology partner of Scanalytics Inc., pitched their Internet of Things solution for manufacturers to over 150 guests at the Milwaukee Public Library on January 25, 2017. Improovment applies smart floor sensor technology from Scanalytics in manufacturing environments to improve the utilization of work cells and overall plant floor efficiencies.

The Improovment team participated in 12-month WERCBench Labs program along with 8 other teams from around the world. The program, run by the Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC), brings together world leading companies, technology schools, and universities that share a passion for creating innovation that will lead the world into a smarter, tech-based future . Over the 12 weeks, Improovment developed their business model through the Lean Startup model covering topics like: value proposition, product market fit, minimum viable product, and revenue models.

A large part of the program was dedicated to the customer discovery process. Rather than pitching their idea to customers, teams interviewed potential users to understand the main issues they face. Improovment received great feedback from this process, and discovered pain points such as the struggle to properly measure how efficiently their workers are utilizing their work cell stations, and how they can optimize productivity for each worker. This allowed Improovment to design a solutions that solves real world problems, and structure the data so it’s actionable and easy for manufacturers to implement on their plant floors. Additionally, Improovment found a desire from manufacturers using process improvement strategies like Lean or Six Sigma to try new tools to help them reach their annual productivity goals.

“We’re really pleased with the progress we’ve made in such a short time” said Co-Founder Chris Welker, “and we now feel equipped to move forward implementing beta tests with strategic manufacturing partners.”

Improovment is currently looking for three local manufacturers to participate in the beta test program for their various solutions.  If you’re a Manufacturing Engineer, Operations Manager, Process Improvement Expert, or Plant Manager and are interested in learning more about how Improovment can help your business, please contact Michael Cymerman at michael@improovment.us.


About Scanalytics

Scanalytics is among the top 10 fastest growing “Internet of Things” companies, measuring human behavior insights through intelligent floor sensors. The SoleSensor platform translates consumer foot traffic into actionable data through a dashboard interface for real-time and historical viewing of trends in physical spaces. Using the floor sensor technology, brands capture and analyze occupancy, traffic patterns and engagement times to increase conversions and improve ROI.

With over 40 million impressions to date, Scanalytics has deployed SoleSensors across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Southeast Asia. Learn more at: www.scanalyticsinc.com

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