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Helping Manufacturers Move Beyond Visibility to Advanced Analytics

Published: 17 March 2015

ID: G00275631

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


Analytics are no longer a "nice to have" in manufacturing operations. Manufacturing line-of-business and IT roles have to rapidly develop a plan to go beyond reporting and create analytical capabilities that can predict and prescribe production's flexibility and reliability.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Overcome the Skills and Goal Misalignment Gaps by Developing Joint Ownership Between IT, OT and Lines of Business to Define and Broaden the Use of Analytics in the Manufacturing Network
  • Know the Question to Answer, and Then Choose the Analytics Approach and Relevant Data for the Answer
  • Leverage the Usage of Analytics by Identifying the Use Cases With the Broadest Applicability

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