Data-Driven Manufacturing

Data-driven manufacturing implies that decisions controlling the manufacturing process should be based on facts, not guesses, wishes, theories or opinions. Emerging technology is enabling both people and equipment to collect and process the facts they need to achieve better results. Driving manufacturing with data promotes integration and coherence across manufacturing organizations throughout the supply chain. 

A dashboard from ECi’s M1 manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software includes an overview of key action items (such as shipments that need to be invoiced); data open jobs (including such information as needed resources and due dates); and charts on both sales and quotes.

ERP Helps Forward-Thinking Manufacturers Look Back

Enterprise-wide performance data and an understanding of which metrics matter form a foundation for the predictive analytics that characterize “smart” CNC machine shops.

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