White papers
Published: 26 January 2022

The Data-Driven Journey Towards Manufacturing Excellence

In collaboration with Boston Consulting Group

In collaboration with Boston Consulting Group

Global disruptions, such as supply chain shortages and climate change, are fundamentally affecting manufacturing operations around the world. Data is key to overcoming these challenges, to improving existing operating models and enabling new value creation. To help capitalize on the power of data, members of the Unlocking Value in Manufacturing through Data Sharing initiative co-developed the Manufacturing Data Excellence Framework, a tool that identifies high-value opportunities for data-driven applications and the technological and organizational enablers required to build and scale them.

This white paper sheds light on best practices and real-life use cases implemented by the leading manufacturers that co-developed and applied the framework across their facilities. It also describes three stages of manufacturing data excellence: deriving actionable insights, predicting future outcomes and enabling self-optimizing systems.

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