Business intelligence: Its benefits for the manufacturing sector

November 15, 2023

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BI plays a crucial role in improving efficiency, quality, decision-making and profitability, making it an essential tool for companies in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

First of all, let's define business intelligence (BI). In a nutshell, it's a set of processes, technologies and tools for collecting, analyzing and presenting data to help companies make informed decisions and improve performance.

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See how business intelligence can benefit the manufacturing sector:

  1. Informed decision-making and improved communication:
    Dashboards and reports generated by business intelligence provide accurate, real-time information, helping managers make more informed decisions about production, marketing strategy, investments, etc.

    In the manufacturing sector, data sources are numerous, and it's easy to get lost in them and without them. Having access to accurate and centralized analyses as well as clearly presented data can lead to more strategic choices, better planning and better communication.

    Find out more about informed decision-making

  2. Operational optimization
    BI can analyze data from manufacturing processes, supply chains, and logistics, helping identify bottlenecks, improve operational efficiency, and reduce production costs.

    See how BI can prevent production downtimes

  3. Quality management:
    Business intelligence enables real-time product quality monitoring, helping to quickly identify production problems. By detecting defects earlier, companies can reduce waste, recalls, and non-compliance costs.

  4. Supply chain management:
    BI offers improved visibility over the entire supply chain, allowing for more efficient inventory management, reduced lead times, and better planning of raw materials and other material requirements.

  5. Demand forecasting:
    BI leverages historical data and trend analysis to predict future demand. Companies can better plan production, anticipate peaks in demand, and respond more quickly to market fluctuations.

  6. Cost reduction:
    By identifying where resources are wasted or processes are inefficient, business intelligence can contribute to reducing operational costs.

  7. Competitive analyses:
    Did you know that business intelligence even allows you to monitor your company's performance levels against that of your competitors? This can help identify areas where the company can enhance its competitive edge.

  8. Improved responsiveness:
    With access to real-time data, companies can react more quickly to issues and seize opportunities as they arise. As a result, unplanned downtime is minimized, and market trends are leveraged faster.

  9. Continuous innovation:
    Business intelligence encourages innovation by providing information on the performance of current products, which guides businesses toward new product development initiatives so that they can stay competitive in the marketplace.

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Would you like to enjoy the benefits of BI too? The Kezber team is here to help you implement business intelligence in your company.

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