Process manufacturing companies are constantly searching for ways to build a profitable and sustainable future. In the quest to achieve operational excellence, plant managers are becoming increasingly challenged to control business outcomes by democratizing analytics. But how do you put data in the hands of many without losing grip on operational efficiency in manufacturing? Or without needing a team of data scientists?
The challenges of adapting to the ever-changing business and technology landscape
As a plant manager, you have a multitude of responsibilities. Industry 4.0 has had a major disruptive impact on how these goals can be reached. To remain competitive, plant managers have to be resourceful at all times to enhance operational efficiency and:
Traditional control room monitors can’t tell the full story
Smart use of data is inevitable if you want to continuously improve process performance and maintain competitive costs. We believe that the key to operational efficiency in manufacturing is to strive for a plant that is as “data-driven” as possible. As a plant manager, you want to keep an eye on the ball (i.e. the long term goals) but also celebrate early and intermediate successes. With a 360 degree image in plant performance, you are able to monitor how business outcomes are reached and if not, decide on further actions for your team.
Operational efficiency in manufacturing: stop thinking, start doing
To sustain a leading market position, manufacturing companies need to find a way to leverage digitalization at all levels of the organization. This does not happen overnight. But there is really just one true mistake that can be made here, and that is to not start at all. Discover how you can start making data-driven decisions with analytics today
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