As a company that has long specialized in implementing and supporting Microsoft Dynamics for manufacturing companies, it’s exciting to see all the new opportunities coming from our business analytics team. While metrics, business intelligence and insight have always been important to our manufacturing clients, advancements and greater availability of business analytics technology is transforming the manufacturing industry.
Daily reports can tell you that the first shift had substantially fewer defects than the second shift, but may not be able you exactly why. By incorporating the voice of the operator into the stream of data points, management may be able to gain insight about the root cause of the issue. Maybe it’s not that the second shift is tired or less experienced, it could be that the first shift took the easy work and left the harder production runs for the second shift to do.
Business intelligence has long been driven by the phrase, “that what gets measured, gets managed.” But with machine learning, predictive analytics and nearly instant business analytics results, a better phrase might be, “Speed wins.” As a manufacturer, you have an unprecedented opportunity to gain a competitive edge through improved analytics and insight.Other articles you might be interested in: