Customization in manufacturing analytics? You may be wondering what that means…
- Learn why you should use customization in manufacturing analytics
- And how to implement it the correct way
- And what that can do for your business
What is Customization in Manufacturing Analytics?
Customization… a feature of SensrTrx that lets the user have complete control of data in the manufacturing environment.
Do not get customization confused for something that requires extensive knowledge of coding or expensive consulting. Put simply, SensrTrx doesn’t require either of those things to give manufacturers what they need to meet their goals.
When we talk about customization in manufacturing analytics at SensrTrx, we bypass any need for coding, specialized skills, or consulting. Our software is user friendly in the aspect that any customization done with SensrTrx can be done by anyone and does not require extensive coding knowledge in order to display what matters to your business with ease.
Let’s break down what we mean by customization…
Customization gives customers complete control of their data so it can be utilized to its full potential. This will look different for every company, which is why we believe that being able to customize data is so important.
Although our software comes out of the box with dashboards that make data very easy to read and will work for most manufacturers, that does not mean it will work for everyone. The way one company views data may not work for another for a variety of different reasons.
The goal is to ensure every manufacturer can use the software to gather and contextualize data to its full potential, enabling data-driven decisions and an increased bottom line.
What Can Be Customized?
We essentially built a complete business intelligence tool in our system that allows full control of your dashboards, giving you the ability to use business intelligence in a way that makes sense for your company. Using both the pre-built and customizable dashboards is very specific to the data you need and use to reach your goals, which will vary for each manufacturer.
How data is displayed on dashboards and scoreboards can be customized to meet your company’s needs.
Do you want data displayed in different units? You got it.
You want your dashboard display to be organized in a way that will better suit your line? You got it.
The options for customization in manufacturing analytics are made to fit each manufacturer’s needs. Sound too good to be true? It’s not.
At SensrTrx we recognize that every company will have different needs and goals. We don’t believe that companies should have to conform to a set standard, but instead, believe that our software should adapt to the individual needs of each of our customers.
Hence why customizing your dashboards is a great way to start your continuous improvement journey. But if you are thinking that you need to go beyond that, we agree with you. The customization process is not limited to just our software.
SensrTrx customization features work with other software and databases (think, ERP, MES, BI, or SCADA solutions) in order to organize the data and show it in the most conducive way possible for each manufacturer. Yes, we’re talking integrations to help your plant run smoother. SensrTrx can take any data from the different areas on the floor and showcase that data in a way that works best for your team.
You may be thinking that that option seems pretty open-ended, but that’s because it is. We leave it open-ended for you and your team to determine what works best for you while also making the customization in manufacturing analytics process easy to implement for everyone.
“How Do I Start Customizing Manufacturing Software?”
Customization in manufacturing analytics is seemingly limitless. But just because you have a wealth of customization options does not mean you should start by implementing all of them at once.
The last thing we want to do is to turn the ability to customize into something that ultimately hurts your manufacturing process. By implementing a ton of custom features at the very start of the implementation process, it could end up being more hurtful than helpful to the user.
Start small and then work your way up. Set basic goals and customize your data viewing process to ensure you are seeing if those goals are met. And when they are, celebrate the small wins. Then, continue to customize to your needs to work towards bigger wins with more metrics, data, and machines as it makes sense. The process of starting small will help work your company towards winning the day.
We want the flexibility of our system to help you move forward, not backward. Too much customization at the beginning could cause confusion for both everyone involved. This is why starting small on customization is our best advice for our customers. (Check out the video below to learn more about this strategy.)
So, What Did We Teach You?
Customization is a great feature of our software that can be tweaked to ensure data is shown the way you want it, where you want it, and when you want to see it. Start small, celebrate the smaller wins, and then, set more goals for yourself and build the customization in manufacturing analytics you need as you go. Work your way up to more by starting with less.
Because the system is so flexible, it fits well with most manufacturers. Most manufacturers do not just make one product but instead make many products, of all variety. A facility focused on making a multitude of products still needs to meet its customer’s needs. They need the flexibility that SensrTrx can give them to collect and use their data from anywhere in the manufacturing process.
We are proud to offer a system that combines flexibility with user ease of use to create the best overall manufacturing processes.
So, what’s stopping you? See how SensrTrx can transform your plant.