Data-Driven Giants: How Big Players Optimize with Manufacturing Analytics

Data-Driven Giants: How Big Players Optimize with Manufacturing Analytics

By Marta Teneva

September 29, 2023

In today’s highly competitive industrial landscape, integrating manufacturing analytics isn’t just a luxury—it’s a necessity.

Embracing the power of data and analytics allows industry titans to push the boundaries of what’s possible, optimize their processes, and deliver unparalleled value to their customers.

By delving deep into real-world applications, we can better understand how top companies leverage these tools to maintain their edge.

Here’s a look at some of the trailblazers in various sectors and how they harness the power of manufacturing analytics.

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Data-Driven Giants: How Big Players Optimize with Manufacturing Analytics

Mercedes Benz

Audi

BMW Group

Siemens

Varian Medical Systems

Philips

Boeing

General Electric (GE)

Caterpillar

ABB

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Mercedes Benz

Renowned for its luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz isn’t just about elegance; it’s also about innovation.

Their collaboration with Microsoft on the MO360 Data Platform epitomizes this.

This platform employs cutting-edge manufacturing analytics to streamline production processes, monitor quality in real time, and predict maintenance needs.

By integrating these analytics, Mercedes-Benz ensures that every vehicle coming off the assembly line is of the highest quality, meeting the brand’s rigorous standards while also anticipating and adapting to emerging challenges in the automotive sector.

Here’s a video showcasing how Mercedes-Benz leverage manufacturing analytics for success.

Audi

When you think of a car, you might not immediately consider the hundreds of components it’s made of.

But for Audi, every piece matters.

Efficient logistics are at the heart of Audi’s production process. Utilizing manufacturing analytics tools, the German automaker achieves an astounding 98.5% accuracy in component delivery for production.

This meticulous approach ensures that the correct materials arrive at the assembly line just when needed, guaranteeing a seamless and efficient production flow. It’s this precision that has solidified Audi’s reputation for impeccable engineering and innovation.

Check out Audi’s smart factory capabilities in the video below.

BMW Group

The BMW Group has always been synonymous with precision and luxury.

In today’s data-driven world, they’re leveraging the power of manufacturing analytics tools, particularly our partner Qlik, to refine their automotive production.

Whether it’s analyzing connected car data, monitoring paint shop robotics, or assessing diagnostic readouts during service, these analytics provide a comprehensive overview. By interpreting machine-generated data, BMW enhances its algorithms and gains deep insights into business processes, further reinforcing its status as a frontrunner in the automotive industry.

See how BMW Group make the most of their production data.

Siemens

Siemens, a giant in the manufacturing sector, understands the importance of precision planning and immaculate production control.

The key?

Manufacturing analytics tools like Qlik.

With its capabilities, Siemens has transformed its data accessibility, offering users self-service capabilities that drastically reduce time spent on data retrieval. This efficiency ensures Siemens remains at the forefront, delivering consistent quality and bolstering customer satisfaction in an increasingly competitive market.

Check out their take on the importance of Industry 4.0.

Varian Medical Systems

In the world of medical systems, precision is paramount. For Varian Medical Systems, data from various systems was challenging to navigate. Enter Qlik.

With its aid, Varian now analyzes over 110 million log records from radiation therapy machines, integrating data from IoT sensors and machine events.

This unified data source offers unparalleled insights, garnering trust from a vast global user base and ensuring their machines function at the pinnacle of efficiency and reliability.

Philips

Philips stands as a testament to the power of innovation with its diverse range of products.

The company harnesses manufacturing analytics at every step to maintain its global leadership in health technology and electronics. These analytics tools optimize its complex production lines, from medical devices to everyday household electronics.

By maintaining rigorous quality controls through data-driven insights, Philips ensures its products aren’t just innovative but reliable, reflecting the company’s commitment to excellence in every sector it touches.

Boeing

In the realm of aviation, few names resonate as strongly as Boeing.

As a pioneer in aircraft production, Boeing doesn’t solely rely on its legacy; it leans heavily on manufacturing analytics to stay at the forefront. These analytics play a crucial role in everything from aircraft design to in-flight safety protocols. By monitoring and analyzing vast data points, Boeing ensures that every aircraft meets rigorous safety standards.

Additionally, predictive maintenance powered by analytics helps minimize downtime, ensuring that planes are airborne when they need to be, all while prioritizing passenger safety.

Here’s how Boeing uses big data and analytics to fly cleaner.

General Electric (GE)

A titan of industry, General Electric’s diverse portfolio is a testament to its innovative spirit.

GE harnesses the power of manufacturing analytics across its numerous sectors, from cutting-edge healthcare equipment to groundbreaking renewable energy solutions.

By delving deep into the data, GE can predict equipment malfunctions, optimize energy production processes, and even streamline healthcare diagnostics. In an ever-evolving technological landscape, GE’s reliance on analytics ensures it meets and even exceeds industry standards, continuing its legacy of excellence.

Discover what Richard Kenedi, GE’s General Manager of Manufacturing has to say about it.

Caterpillar

When it comes to heavy machinery, Caterpillar stands unmatched.

Beyond its imposing physical equipment lies a sophisticated analytics system that drives its manufacturing process. With such large-scale equipment, even minor inefficiencies can lead to significant challenges.

Caterpillar’s manufacturing analytics help in predictive maintenance, ensuring machinery remains operational in demanding environments. Moreover, these analytics drive design improvements, ensuring each new iteration of equipment is better, more efficient, and more reliable than the last.

Check out Bernard Marr’s insights on how Caterpillar uses data and analytics to save millions of dollars in the video below.

ABB

Robotics and automation are the future, and ABB is leading the charge.

As a key player in this sector, ABB doesn’t just manufacture robots; it ensures they’re optimized for peak performance using manufacturing analytics.

By analyzing performance data, ABB can fine-tune its robotics, ensuring they operate efficiently, safely, and effectively.

Whether optimizing a robot’s movement for energy efficiency or analyzing wear and tear for predictive maintenance, ABB’s analytics deployment is shaping the future of automation, ensuring a seamless integration of robots into diverse industries.

Take a virtual tour of ABB’s intelligent factory in Heidelberg.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Analytics with B EYE

In an era where data-driven decisions define success, B EYE stands at the forefront of manufacturing analytics expertise.

With years of industry-specific experience, we understand the intricacies and nuances that come with manufacturing data.

Our team, equipped with unparalleled insights, has assisted numerous global manufacturers in harnessing the power of their data, leading to increased efficiency, profitability, and sustainable growth.

 Whether you’re just beginning your analytics journey or looking to enhance your existing systems, our experts are here to guide you every step of the way.

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