The Right Data for the Right Action

Accurate, timely, and useful data can mean the difference between poor and world-class manufacturing. The difference between satisfied customers and complaints. To ensure data-project success, companies must plan data use requirements. It is vital to understand the context in which data will be consumed throughout the facility and upward through the business. A company’s manufacturing

Take Advantage of Slow Times

During any given year, most any manufacturer’s experiences times when the production orders aren’t flying in and the plant feels the slowdown both physically and financially. It is during these times that those operational issues previously considered “minor” come to the forefront and are no longer considered “minor” because every widget or case or other

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It’s In To Be Thin

Replacing “thick” clients, such as a PC, can demand a high initial investment. Once set up, they can pay for themselves in a short period of time with many advantages that PC’s simply can’t provide. Most standard computing configurations include both software and hardware integrated into a standalone system. In an industrial setting, this computer

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Tips for Moving Beyond Data Monitoring and on to Actionable Data

Organizations across a multitude of industries, including energy, life sciences, transportation and consumer manufacturing are alike in that they now face pressure to wrap their heads around data. In fact, expert business consultants like Scott Schlesinger, vice-president Capgemini North America, have emphasized that those companies that put off mastering their data operations put themselves at

Organizations Need go-to Strategies for Isolating Actionable Data

The unique and highly lucrative insights associated with advanced analytics has pushed big data into the spotlight for numerous industries where managing supply chains and complex business processes dominate daily operations. But simply expanding an organization’s data monitoring strategies is no longer sufficient. Businesses must acquire the tools necessary to efficiently analyze and present relevant