Automotive Manufacturing: The Impact of Manufacturing Analytics on the Automotive Industry

Automotive manufacturing got its start at the turn of the 20th century. In 1900Ransom E. Olds began manufacturing the Oldsmobile in Detroit. While he would go on to produce about 25,000 cars and go bankrupt only 6 years later, his business effectively created the automotive industry. Since then, mobility has vastly grown, changing as our economy has evolved.  

 This day and age, manufacturers are experiencing Industry 4.0, a time of mass technological evolution. Industry 4.0 presents a new opportunity for automotive manufacturers. 

Automotive manufacturers are faced with unique challenges that while difficult, provide an opportunity to reinvigorate the industry with smart technology, specifically with the use of manufacturing analyticsThe impact of Industry 4.0, big data, and manufacturing analytics provide the ability for businesses to scale and grow based on the actionable decisions formed from data pulled off the factory floor.  

Start small, think big, and move fast with manufacturing analytics. 

The Visibility Challenge in the Automotive Industry

How do you understand what’s happening, what’s working, and what’s not on the plant floor? Without insight into how your machines are running, it is difficult to improve processes, and subsequently, your business.

As an automotive manufacturer, how can you consistently innovate your product without the smart technology needed to provide those innovations? Quite frankly, you can’t. Embracing and implementing big data and manufacturing analytics is the answer.

It’s very likely you have an abundance of data due to stringent quality requirements mandated by recall legislation, but what if you could use that data for productivity improvements, too? With the implementation and use of manufacturing analytics, you can:

  1. Gain visibility into areas you succeed and areas for improvement that gives you the ability to make informed decisions.
  2. Actively track your machines for continuous improvement.
  3. Benefit from the ability to catch a potential problem before it becomes a problem or begins causing additional issues.
  4. Create insights and practice predictive analysis.

The automotive industry is consistently innovating themselves to improve products – manufacturing analytics can help manufacturers get to that point. With manufacturing analytics, you can understand your production data on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis, and beyond. The visibility challenge becomes a thing of the past.

Big data is a modern solution that can create insights and provide visualization capabilities that will further clarify data gathered.

Manufacturing Analytics Provides a Visibility Solution

The automotive industry is undergoing a period of mass transformation, and with manufacturing analytics, keeping up with evolving technology becomes possible. At SensrTrx Manufacturing Analytics, we understand the automotive industry and have helped manufacturers like you, gain insight into the factory floor.

SensrTrx focuses on one thing – helping the automotive industry solve their unique problems.


There are many opportunities for manufacturers to benefit from manufacturing analytics. Move from whiteboards and communication boards to automated scoreboards that eliminate the need to write down data manually. Shift away from reactive decision making and use analytics to find the problem and apply a working solution to solve the problem. Integrate with tools on the floor, such as maintenance support, to provide an all-encompassing solution. Drive growth in productivity and revenue with the implementation of analytics. The options and solutions are endless.

Benefits of Automotive Manufacturing Analytics

We offer a solution to your visibility challenges. SensrTrx is a scalable, powerful solution that will grow with your company and enables you to take a problem on the floor, understand the problem with data and visualizations, and make actionable, data-driven decisions.

  • Move from historical, manually gathered data to real-time data
  • Better connectivity and ability to see what is happening in real-time
  • Visibility into automotive manufacturing processes
  • Greater coordination with various departments and shared insights
  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Predictive analysis, rather than reactive decision making
  • Data and visualization transformation into actionable insights

Automotive Industry 4.0 is here. Are you ready to take on the challenge with actionable data and analysis that offers a unique opportunity for growth? The impact of manufacturing analytics on a business is remarkable.


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