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Business intelligence for manufacturing
November 21, 2023

4 ways Vizlib enables Business Intelligence for manufacturing 

In today’s landscape of globalised manufacturing, business intelligence (BI) is crucial, offering invaluable insights and strategies for your success. With supply chains sprawling across continents, BI provides you with real-time visibility and actionable data, enabling you to optimize these complex networks, cut costs, and enhance efficiency.  

For manufacturers, BI acts as a bridge between raw information and your strategic decision-making. By leveraging advanced analytics and predictive modelling, you can discern patterns, anticipate market trends, and make data-driven decisions, ensuring you stay ahead of market shifts and consumer demands.

Moreover, BI plays a pivotal role in your quality assurance, proactively identifying issues before they escalate, thereby upholding your quality standards and bolstering customer satisfaction. 

A recent Dresner report shows the importance of BI in modern manufacturing, finding that: 

  • 89% of the manufacturers who have BI initiatives consider them successful. 
  • 49% of manufacturers expect their BI budgets to increase year-over-year. 
  • Manufacturers’ top three BI objectives are to improve operational efficiencies that reduce costs, grow revenue and improve decision-making. 

Challenges of inadequate tooling 

Modern manufacturing data analysts have more information at their fingertips than ever before. However, in a time of frequent market and supply chain challenges, without the right tools these new data streams can quickly become unwieldy. Your leadership wants the latest reporting updates now, not tomorrow, and in a format they can understand and easily pull actionable insights from. 

Here are some challenges you might face without embedded BI tools to streamline your efforts: 

  • Disparate data sources necessitate manual integration efforts. 
  • Lack of real-time data access leads to delayed decision-making. 
  • Limited self-service capabilities hinder your independent data exploration. 
  • Absence of seamless collaboration restricts efficient knowledge sharing. 
  • Ensuring data security and compliance becomes complex and time-consuming. 

Benefits of Vizlib for Manufacturing BI 

In the competitive manufacturing sector, real-time data-driven decisions are crucial for your success. Qlik Sense, enhanced by Vizlib extensions, transforms how you operate. Vizlib’s integration streamlines your processes, enhances your project management, ensures your product quality, and secures your financial stability.

Through intuitive dashboards, advanced project tools, deep data exploration, and simplified financial interfaces, here are four ways that Vizlib is revolutionising your manufacturing analytics and empowering your strategic decision-making.

Optimising Manufacturing analytics with Qlik Sense

Data-driven decision-making is key to success in manufacturing. Qlik Sense, fortified with Vizlib Library, empowers your manufacturing teams to create intuitive data dashboards.

These dashboards, tailored to specific sectors like OSHA Safety Compliance or Overall Equipment Efficiency, allow seamless tracking of KPIs, ensuring alignment across your teams and locations. The ability to visualise operational data in real-time enhances efficiency and aids in quick decision-making.

Streamlining project management with Vizlib Gantt

Strict adherence to timelines is also crucial. Delays can disrupt your entire supply chain. Vizlib Gantt integrated with Qlik Sense offers a streamlined approach to project planning.

It allows you to monitor crucial timelines for customer orders, resource sourcing, and delivery times. The intuitive interface simplifies complex scheduling, ensuring your projects stay on track, even in the face of unforeseen challenges.

Enhancing your product quality with Vizlib Self-Service

Product quality is non-negotiable if you want to maintain customer trust. With Vizlib Self-Service, you gain the ability to delve deep into data.

This low-code solution facilitates the creation of apps that monitor competitors’ offerings, customer feedback, and material quality. By harnessing these insights, your manufacturing teams can make informed decisions, ensuring the production of top-notch, competitive products.

Safeguarding financial health with Vizlib Finance

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business. Vizlib Finance simplifies financial management, adding a visual layer to financial reporting apps in Qlik. This user-friendly interface aids in tracking your expenses and acquisitions, promoting a deeper understanding of financial data. By visualising financial information, you can make informed, cost-effective decisions, ensuring a healthy bottom line. 

In the dynamic world of manufacturing, where precision and profitability are imperative, Vizlib’s integration with Qlik Sense is your key to success.

The impact of Business Intelligence for Manufacturing teams 

By addressing the core aspects of your manufacturing analytics, Vizlib not only streamlines your operations and project management but also elevates your product quality standards and safeguards your financial stability.

Confidently navigate the complexities of your industry, ensuring efficient processes, top-quality products, and sustained revenue!

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  • Easy-to-use (including drag and drop functionality)
  • No coding skills needed
  • Highly customisable to suit your design needs
  • Templates to fast-track your dashboard creation

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