It is very easy to focus on the glittering façade while giving scant attention to whether the foundation is sound and the framing is true. The same happens when we look at manufacturing decision support tools such as analytics and graphics-based notifications and reporting. It is too easy to assume that the data has been properly collected and handled so that we can make the analysis we need.
Data collection procedures and systems shape not only the accuracy of the analysis, but also what can be asked and reasonably answered. Therefore, it is worthwhile investing upfront effort when designing a data collection system and the associated SOPs so that the right questions will be answered.
On March 1, Louis Halvorsen will present the webinar, “How Data Collection Shapes Manufacturing Intelligence Performance”. He will examine examples of how NWA customers have ramped up the effectiveness of their data collection systems and procedures and set a sound foundation for manufacturing intelligence.