At Thrive, we’ve always been big believers in the idea that continual improvement in the manufacturing world is a must. Markets are changing all the time and you need to be proactive about staying ahead or you’ll ultimately find yourself left behind. But at the same time, you can’t improve what you’re not measuring – which is a big part of what a manufacturing KPI dashboard is all about.
Thrive’s downtime tracking solution provides a wide scope of real-time information to help you better understand what you’re doing right and, more critically, what you could be doing better. It immediately notifies you when a critical asset goes down on the shop floor, thus allowing you to do something about it as quickly as possible. However, it’s valuable for far more reasons than that, too. First, it’s so easy to use that literally anyone can take advantage of it – from employees who have been there for years who know your organization inside and out to your most recent hire. It’s also so effortless to use that we don’t even need to train you on it – if we did, we firmly believe that we would have designed our solution incorrectly.
But one of the most valuable components of Thrive’s solution is our manufacturing KPI dashboard. Something that will quickly prove to be invaluable in a wide range of different ways, all of which are worth exploring.
Information at Your Fingertips
One of the biggest advantages of a manufacturing KPI dashboard is that it presents information in a visual way. Keep in mind that your equipment, your operators and your production lines are constantly creating massive volumes of data on a daily basis. But without a way to properly understand that data – to see the true story that it is trying to tell you – it won’t be nearly as valuable as you want it to be.
That’s what makes a manufacturing KPI dashboard so special. It helps you see at a glance where issues are, what you’re succeeding at and more – all so that you can get rid of the former and double down on the latter as soon as you’re able to do so.
Not only that, but Thrive’s manufacturing KPI dashboards are nothing if not customizable. We fully understand that different metrics are important in different industries. Someone operating in textiles may not care about the same KPIs as someone operating in food and beverage, for example. That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to design a solution that you can adjust to meet your needs, regardless of what those needs happen to be.
You can even have dashboards that allow you to compare what is happening at two or more locations within your larger organization. If you have multiple manufacturing facilities, it’s the perfect way to quickly benchmark the performance of one versus the other. This allows organizational leaders to make better and more informed decisions regarding important topics like resource allocation, for example.
In the end, operating by gut instinct or intuition may have worked well in the past – but that is an era that has long since ended. Today, you need data and as much of it as you can get. But you also need a way to make sense of that data, which is what a manufacturing KPI dashboard can do for you.
To find out more information about the power of a manufacturing KPI dashboard, or to get answers to any other questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact Thrive today.