The image to the left demonstrates all the information that’s available in our Mighty Q demo.
As you can see, overview dashboards collect plant information and organize it into simple graphs, so you can quickly capture and comprehend insights.
A brief look at the lower right graph reveals the Chicago plant has the lowest daily energy consumption among the three plants. Using this information, the plant manager can request users to search for the cause of energy consumption and identify what and how the other plants are doing better.
What Are Your Expectations?
What are the real benefits gained with an overview dashboard? Setting and meeting goals is important for every organization, but that requires knowing what to expect. By having information within reach, users can simplify the process of establishing benchmarks, using their insight into operations as context to help determine what equipment and production levels are expected.
Once those benchmarks are set, thanks to historical data, it becomes possible to identify problems and discrepancies within your facilities. In the event of an issue, such as a decrease in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), an enterprise user can dig into what’s impacting OEE. Having an idea of what’s causing the change helps give direction to those on the plant floor and resolve issues before they negatively impact production.
Dashboard overviews are especially useful if you have multiple plants because they can provide a collective view into performance, regardless of geographic location. Meaning, the data is represented in a way that allows you to compare plants and keep track of their operations and productivity in real-time.