Monday, June 14, 2021

Why a Manufacturing Analytic Dashboard Should Make Your Life Easier, Not More Complicated

One of the most valuable assets that your business is working with is and will always be the data you’re creating on a daily basis.

These days, our organizations are “smarter” than ever. We’re constantly creating, collecting and storing huge volumes of information about how to better serve our clients. About how to create better products more efficiently. About how to capitalize on opportunities instead of being forced to watch them pass us by.

But the problem with most manufacturing dashboards is that they’re simply a way to visualize all of this information – they do little to help you extract actual, tangible value from it. You may be able to put your key performance indicators and other metrics up on a visually pleasing dashboard, but when it comes to actually uncovering the true story going on at the heart of your organization, you’re pretty much left to fend for yourself.

All of this is why the Thrive Manufacturing Dashboard is so powerful. The answer to your solution isn’t “more data.” It’s “making sure you have access to the right data to make the right decision at exactly the right time.” More than anything else, that’s exactly what Thrive’s MES tool is designed to do.

Putting Your Manufacturing Dashboard to Work For You

In a best case scenario, a manufacturing dashboard should be powerful enough to give you access to any metric at a moment’s notice, all while being flexible enough to allow you to focus on different elements of your operations as your needs continue to change.

Likewise, it’s always important to acknowledge that different businesses care about different metrics to begin with. Not only are companies in one industry focused on different qualities than the next, but it could easily be a matter of company culture as well. You care about something that your competitors don’t – it’s the key to the advantage that you’ve established for yourself in the marketplace. Your dashboard should support that unique quality, not force you away from it by only prioritizing information in a “one size fits all” way.

With the Thrive Manufacturing Dashboard, you can build your own high functioning analytical dashboard from the ground up with just a few quick clicks of your mouse. You can put together a layout based on your industry, your management style or even your specific goals. You can highlight the information that will make the most impact and, more importantly, you can get that insight out in front of the people on the front lines who really need to see it.

In a best case scenario, a manufacturing analytic dashboard should make your life easier, not more complicated. You shouldn’t feel like you’re drowning in more data than you know what to do with. It’s a tool, the same as anything else – and what that tool can do is less important than what it can do in the right set of hands.

From the ground up, the Thrive Manufacturing Dashboard was built to allow organizations like yours to track performance in a meaningful way – regardless of what “performance” means to you, specifically. But it also brings with it the most important benefit of all: allowing you to finally focus on your people and not simply your data once again.

If you have any additional questions about why the Thrive Manufacturing Dashboard is such an important tool to your ongoing operations, or if you just have any additional questions you’d like to discuss with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact us today.

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