Manufacturing Big Data
In the world of manufacturing, Big Data is already here. Gages, devices, and innumerable sensors produce mountains of data. This equipment is connected by USB ports and various communication protocols in vast networks of operational data. Add to that all the spreadsheets and home-grown databases most people have, and chances are you are buried under manufacturing big data.
Not surprisingly, it’s too much. Some estimates are that as much as 70% of all manufacturing data is never used. And with more devices coming online every day, it is only going to get worse.
If 70% of the manufacturing data is never used, why is it generated in the first place?
Why all this data?
The easy answer is that it is easy to do. The cost of creating, collecting, and storing data has plunged in recent years. In fact, data is almost free.
And even though it is free, it is valuable. In the Case Study section of our website, you can find story after story where GainSeeker clients used data to increase manufacturing capacity, drive costs out of the business, and increase revenue.
The problem is that there is so much noise in all that data. Hidden in all that data are nuggets of gold. To get to the signals that matter, you need to connect the data to your strategic goals.