The Hefty® Brand Partners with Heartwood to Leverage 3D Interactive iPad Apps for Manufacturing Training

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Reynolds Consumer Products is piloting the first phase of a 3D interactive training iPad app as a part of their digital transformation vision in the workplace

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I see tremendous potential to extend the traditional training classroom onto the factory floor and we chose iPad with Heartwood to help us do this

Reynolds Consumer Products is piloting the first phase of a 3D interactive training iPad app as a part of their digital transformation vision in the workplace. Armed with 3D “training on demand”— line operators, technicians and engineers can engage with the iPad “Virtual Line” app, accessing visual and interactive information to learn tasks faster, with fewer errors, and with improved knowledge retention — without disrupting the line operations or productivity. This new style of learning is anticipated to result in increased machine understanding, improved safety, less machine downtime, higher yields, and increased employee retention.

Sponsored by Judi Buckner, SVP Business Transformation, this training application will be deployed for employees operating Hefty® trash bags lines. “I see tremendous potential to extend the traditional training classroom onto the factory floor and we chose iPad with Heartwood to help us do this, because iPad is both a user-friendly and powerful interactive tool. It’s extremely well-suited to our business objective. By transforming complicated work instructions into this 3D interactive app, we are providing our teams with valuable training on our manufacturing processes and adding value faster than ever before.”

At Reynolds, new factory employees train both in a classroom and on the shop floor before becoming certified to run a production line. Typically, for new hires who have never seen the equipment, machines on the production line have to be stopped for training. With the Virtual Line app, employees will familiarize themselves with equipment on iPad before entering the factory floor — preventing a costly loss of productivity. Instructors can explain complicated procedures using detailed interactive 3D simulations to make sure employees have the knowledge and confidence to succeed. After their initial training, employees will have ongoing access to Virtual Line training on iPad.

Reynolds partnered with Heartwood, an Enterprise Simulation & Training company, for this digital transformation vision. Heartwood solutions run best on iOS, taking advantage of powerful native platform capabilities such as augmented reality with ARKit. As an Apple mobility partner, Heartwood iOS solutions help fuel its mission to deliver operations and maintenance training apps to enterprises like Reynolds Consumer Products.

About Reynolds Consumer Products

Reynolds Consumer Products is a leading provider of household products that simplify daily life so you can enjoy what matters most. Our Reynolds® and Hefty® brand products help make mealtime easier with preparation, cooking, cleanup, and storage solutions. Our namesake Reynolds® products include the iconic Reynolds Wrap® aluminum foil, Reynolds Kitchens® parchment paper, plastic wrap, oven bags, and slow cooker liners. The Hefty® brand is known for strong, dependable waste bags, slider bags, plates, and cups. For more information, visit ReynoldsConsumerProducts.com.

About Heartwood

Heartwood’s virtual interactive simulations and guides help operations, maintenance, and field service teams perform complex procedures faster, safer and with less errors. Our visual, 3D interactive and portable applications allow them to practice procedures on equipment virtually via web, PC, mobile, AR and VR platforms. Our customers reduce workforce training time by up to 60% and see an ROI of up to 7x.

As a market leader, we support a strong base of customers and partners including, Reynolds Consumer Products, Pacific Gas & Electric, Norfolk Southern, Tetra Pak, Komatsu, CSX, Sikorsky, Oshkosh and Raytheon. Leading brands in Manufacturing, Utilities, Energy, Railroad, Heavy Equipment, Automotive, Aerospace and Defense leverage our virtual interactive simulations and guides every day. Heartwood is recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies, a ‘Top Simulation and Training’ company and ’10 Most Trusted Simulation Solution Providers’.

Learn more on our website: http://www.hwd3d.com, contact us at solutions@hwd3d.com.

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