Manufacturing Intelligence

Making Sense of Plant Data Raises Manufacturers to New Heights

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The sheer volume of data now available from factory processes can be overwhelming. But new tools and technologies are emerging that can help transform raw factory data into useful intelligence.

As a subset of performance management, the discipline known as manufacturing intelligence is enabling the aggregation of plant-floor data into role-based views that can be used by industry professionals to make better decisions and to enhance production performance.

In this quarterly edition of Performance Management Review, Contributing Editor Dave Gehman takes a close look at the tools, techniques and strategies needed to put manufacturing intelligence to work in your plant. His report begins on page 42.

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