For the last fourteen years, LNS Research and its predecessors published bi-annual research in partnership with MESA Manufacturing on the use of data in manufacturing. Until now, the research was titled, "Metrics That Matter." This year marks an important shift in focus, examining "analytics that matter." This evolutionary step in the study marks an important milestone to align with how companies conduct their Digital Transformation journey.
As companies begin that journey, we talk a lot about Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms and applications that run on them. However, the heart of a digital enterprise is data and using it to improve enterprise-wide performance. One of the major tools we have to achieve this is analytics.
This ebook introduces:
- The results of the 2018 Analytics that Matter survey and the unexpected (and interesting) responses; and
- A data and analytics architecture that fits within the Operational Architecture prescribed by LNS Research and that helps manufacturers achieve Digital Transformation goals.