Manufacturing intelligence stems from data collected from different silos of manufacturing data including: Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Shop Floor Control, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Plant Historians, Financial and Accounting.

Manufacturing practitioners have to review data from a vast array of datasets, operating across multiple processes, from raw material/component to finished product including:

  • Demand and buying trends
  • Plant: unit, equipment, capacity, utilisation, manufacturing labour cost, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Material management: receipting & inspection, obsolescent stock, EOQ
  • Order management & processing: out of stock percentage, supplier shortages, emergency delivery
  • Production: rates, actual versus planned, units per labour hour
  • Quality: downtime, failure rates, rework, wastage
  • Maintenance: reliability, availability, certification, downtime, hours lost, MTBF, planned maintenance, root cause
  • Logistics: load utilisation, delivery completion and failures (up & downstream)
  • HR: Supervisor, operator, contractor, output per employee, overtime, training, certification currency
  • Measures: cost, unit, hour/minute./second/time, number of, quantity, variances
  • OH&S: safety & security, pollution levels
  • Planning: lot sizes, cycle time, error in yield projections, lead time, time to incorporate changes

You need specific answers from this extended enterprise, from suppliers, through your own manufacturing and operations, as well as insight into your customers.

Interactive Reporting provides a powerful yet simple approach to unite data from inside and outside your company and make it easy to collaborate over this data with suppliers, distributors, and customers.

Bring in data from partners, create reports, then securely publish and share these so that you and your partners are looking at the same numbers, the same trends, and working together to streamline operations and drive more revenue.

With Interactive Reporting, manufacturing companies can:

  • Understand demand and buying trends so you can quickly adjust manufacturing and production levels to avoid excess inventory and fulfil new demand
  • Analyse supplier costs and delivery histories to identify the most cost effective and reliable providers
  • Match customer demand with the right products
  • Empower your sales and distribution teams to match customer demand with the right products and full visibility to sales history
  • Increase profitability through better-cost control and reduced inventory
  • Improve customer satisfaction by quickly connecting customer feedback to the product development process
  • Constantly improve operations with the right visibility and insight across your extended enterprise

To see a demonstration of how Interactive Reporting can put this information at your fingertips, contact us.