From evaluating equipment downtime to analyzing labor and production costs, your job in the manufacturing industry requires you to review large amounts of data every day. Without a business intelligence solution you can depend on, keeping track of so many key metrics can seem like an impossible task. That’s where Bold BI comes in. With our fully customizable dashboards, your team can access all of the crucial information you rely on in one convenient location. Check out our sample manufacturing dashboard below to learn more.
Manufacturing Dashboard Example
Bold BI’s sample manufacturing dashboard provides an overview of a manufacturing company’s key production metrics. With the Production Analysis dashboard, viewers can answer the following questions:
- Are we meeting our production goals?
- What are our production and labor costs?
- How often do our systems experience downtime?
- Is our equipment functioning efficiently?
- How many of our products need to be reworked?
Answering these questions can help any organization increase revenue. However, this data is especially critical in an industry where even small increases in efficiency can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line.
First, please note the “Product Name” filter in the upper-left corner of the dashboard. This dashboard contains data for cement, cotton cloth, and steel production. By using the filter, users can choose to view manufacturing figures for either one individual commodity or for all three combined. Then, the filter can be reset by clicking the funnel-shaped icon in the upper-right corner. For example, if I select “Steel” from the drop-down list box, I can see that we are exceeding our production target. However, our rework quantity, manufacturing costs, and labor costs are up slightly from last month.
Next, several widgets offer insight into the steel mill’s efficiency. The “Run Time vs Downtime” bar chart supplies a straightforward breakdown of the number of hours that various processes were operating normally and the number of hours they were not in service. The “Availability,” “Performance,” “Quality,” and “Overall Equipment Effectiveness” widgets provide further details regarding the mill’s performance and could help the management team identify potential areas for improvement.
Finally, the “Production Cost – Last 12 Months” spline chart outlines monthly fluctuations in the mill’s production costs. This widget is particularly useful for evaluating trends that may occur over the course of the year.
This dashboard displays crucial data that could help an organization analyze their plants’ efficiency and productivity in real time while also ensuring their long-term financial success.