- Failure is an opportunity to learn.
- Embrace manufacturing analytics.
- “Will manufacturing analytics work for me?”
- Success is based on a ‘Start Small, Think Big’ road map,
- Remember, context is key (even when others say otherwise).
- “So I decide I need manufacturing analytics; how do I achieve success?”
- Keep moving forward.
Failure is an Opportunity to Learn (and Yes, that Applies to Manufacturing Analytics)
Embrace Manufacturing Analytics
At a time when analytics is more important than ever, don’t shy away because of a previously failed implementation. Instead, jump on board. Embrace the previous failure and use that as a guide in finding a manufacturing analytics software that works for you and will prove to make your floor more efficient and productive. Don’t be hesitant to try again – embrace manufacturing analytics.
“Will Manufacturing Analytics Work For Me?”
Success is Based on a ‘Start Small, Think Big’ Road Map
(It’s also important to address one thing: manufacturing analytics implementations are not like other manufacturing software implementations. It’s not like an SAP implementation where it’s everything at once or nothing.)2. Then, when you’ve mastered that, repeat the process throughout the rest of the plant. As we said, it’s not like other implementations. Over time, you continue to revisit and add more data as you mature as an organization. Manufacturing analytics isn’t the type of thing you implement and forget about – it grows as your company grows. That is why it’s a whole new territory for manufacturers – it’s not what was done before. 3. The key in all of this, to be successful, to mitigate risk, to really implement a solution that works for you, is to partner with someone with a proven track record. Not only that but partner with someone who genuinely wants to see you succeed and helps you get visibility with your best interests in mind.
Remember, Context is Key (Even When Others Say Otherwise)
“So, I Decide I Need Manufacturing Analytics. How Do I Achieve Success?”
Mitigate risk and ensure the use of manufacturing analytics is successful in the long term by appointing a person or small group of people to own and run the project. Don’t just expect it to work without any direction. Then, when manufacturing analytics is taking shape on your floor, do the following four things:
Display data to everyone in the plant. This includes operators on the floor to supervisors to the C-suite at the top of the ladder.
Inform everyone (see above) what the data means and how it will be used to improve the floor.
Distribute that data through manufacturing insights emails. These emails keep people informed about what’s going on the floor– Is production on target or off? How much product was made yesterday? Did any unplanned downtime occur? Why?
Integrate data gathered into the daily routine. An example would be reviewing the previous day’s data in a daily production meeting.While every manufacturer is different, taking the initiative to ensure each step is taken will undoubtedly establish success.
Keep Moving Forward with Manufacturing Analytics
- Find a company with a proven record that will help you improve.
- Take the leap into manufacturing analytics – you’ll see improvements.
- Manufacturing analytics isn’t going anywhere; it’s changing the manufacturing industry for the better, providing visibility and accountability on the factory floor.
- Without it, you’ll be left in the dark about how your floor is running.
- Analytics provides a clear competitive advantage, unmatched by other manufacturing software.