Manufacturers usually have a lot of data which they collect real-time but they tend not to take full advantage of it by also analyzing it in near real-time.
The independent yet connected components of a complex manufacturing chain all need to work from the same source of data in order to have a single version of truth throughout the manufacturing cycle.
It is extremely important that end users, the people actually managing different parts of the chain, were able to interact with the data on daily basis and make data based decisions, instead of relying on intuition.
Interactive Business Intelligence unifies data from various systems, like ERP, MES, PLC, SCADA, attendance logs, production data from equipment by different manufacturers, enabling every department to drastically improve efficiency and have complete control over your processes.
These are just some of the areas that can benefit from Interactive Business Intelligence:
Improve upsell and crosell effectiveness.
Drive customer acquisition and retention with data based marketing.
Manage plant operations better by giving managers fast access to near real-time analytics and facilitating use of Lean, JIT and other methodologies.
Have a comprehensive insight across inbound and outbound logistics.
Improve demand management and forecasting across the supply chain.
Always have a full, transparent financial overview, manage risk, compliance, suppliers and partners.