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Data in Depth explores the world of advanced analytics, business intelligence, and machine learning within the context of the manufacturing industry. In each episode, we talk with industry leaders and analytics experts to help manufacturers gain a 360-degree view of the shop floor, their business processes, and their customers. We dig into the concepts of descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics to help solve modern manufacturing problems. From MRP to quality control, from field service to customer experience, our conversations are designed to spur innovative, data-driven thinking for those working to build the factories of the future.

Data in Depth explores the world of advanced analytics, business intelligence, and machine learning within the context of the manufacturing industry. In each episode, we talk with industry leaders and analytics experts to help manufacturers gain a 360-degree view of the shop floor, their business processes, and their customers. We dig into the concepts of descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics to help solve modern manufacturing problems. From MRP to quality control, from field service to customer experience, our conversations are designed to spur innovative, data-driven thinking for those working to build the factories of the future.
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United States

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Data in Depth explores the world of advanced analytics, business intelligence, and machine learning within the context of the manufacturing industry. In each episode, we talk with industry leaders and analytics experts to help manufacturers gain a 360-degree view of the shop floor, their business processes, and their customers. We dig into the concepts of descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics to help solve modern manufacturing problems. From MRP to quality control, from field service to customer experience, our conversations are designed to spur innovative, data-driven thinking for those working to build the factories of the future.

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English

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(704) 626-6500


Episodes

5 Ways AI and Machine Learning is Changing the Face of Manufacturing

9/13/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Louis Columbus, a Forbes columnist and principal at IQMS. Louis talks through five ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry — from marketing and sales to efficiency, from addressing the talent gap to ensuring quality, safety and security. 13:24 - Labor Challenges I visit a lot of manufacturers. I visit probably five to 10 manufacturers a month, and I periodically do surveys every quarter as part of my...

Duration:00:29:02

Boosting the Bottom Line: 3 Ways Data Can Drive Profit for Manufacturers

8/30/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Mike Wertheim from Hayward Industries. Mike shares how Hayward is using data to boost the company's bottom line and outlines his team's top priorities for 2020. 3:41: 3 Ways Data Can Drive Profits Mike: Data is important to everybody. For Hayward, we are a manufacturing company and it comes down to the bottom line. So, I'll give you 3 ideas of some things that make data very important to [us]. We are a big company in a mature market. The way to grow in that...

Duration:00:32:13

Supply Chain 360: Data and Analytics Powering Modern Logistics

8/14/2019
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On this episode of Data in Depth, we dig into how sophisticated data and analytics are transforming logistics and changing the way companies manage their supply chains. We talk with James Lumb, CEO of Zenkraft, who offers cutting-edge examples of how logistics data can be used to avoid waste, improve customer experience, and even improve your product line. Chapter markers: 4:48 - Supply Chain 360 6:05 - Internet of Things 6:54 - Product Improvement Feedback Loops 8:55 - The Power of...

Duration:00:16:24

Cloud ERP: Avoiding 'FrankenCloud' and Moving from Transactional to Strategic Systems

8/4/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Tom Brennan from Rootstock. Tom discusses the pitfalls of 'FrankenCloud' (multiple cloud systems roughly connected). He also digs into the role of the data-driven CFO and shares how companies can move from a transactional to a strategic approach. FrankenCloud - 3:45 Tom: People are adding more clouds, and we're in a 'FrankenCloud' stage where you've got multiple clouds and on-premise. You try to draw inferences about that customer and it's very difficult to...

Duration:00:17:22

The Connected Worker: Experience Data

7/21/2019
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On this episode, we talk with Ben Cheng from Parsable. Ben delves into the world of the connected worker. He shares ideas for how we can capture the experiences and knowledge of people on the shop floor to develop shared best practices, anticipate future problems, and improve efficiency. Here are a few highlights: Shop Knowledge Ben: During my years in planning, I was always very frustrated with the way that the shop floor workers were being asked to operate. The investment was continually...

Duration:00:19:44

Integrations: A 360-degree view of the supply chain, the shop floor, and your customer

7/5/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Shekar Hariharan, VP of Product Marketing at Jitterbit. Shekar highlights the crucial role data integrations and APIs play in driving innovation, efficiency, and agility in the manufacturing sector. 2:57 - Digital Disruption Shekar: Manufacturing, just like any other industry, is being impacted by digital disruption...there's data scattered across different systems, and… unless you connect these systems together, you have what you call data silos. 3:58 - The...

Duration:00:17:06

Data as a Differentiator: The Manufacturer's Roadmap for Competing on Analytics

6/12/2019
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In our first ever episode, we talk with data scientist Skye Reymond. Skye lays the groundwork for our series focusing on how data and analytics are key competitive differentiators for manufacturing companies. Here are just a few highlights: 1:44: Start where you are Skye: There’s a book that I reference when a company is assessing where they stand in their analytical strategy. It’s called ‘Competing on Analytics.’ It outlines 5 levels of maturity... 2:22: Stage 1: Analytically...

Duration:00:24:02