As a quality, manufacturing, or procurement professional, you are likely overwhelmed by data coming in from a multitude of sources. Your quality management solution, ERP system, shop floor, and supply chain all have data that can deliver key metrics that are critical in controlling costs and improving overall product quality. So how do you begin to make sense of it all?
Quality dashboards simplify the information that is most relevant to your success and create a high-level overview of quality performance within the organization. This requires software which can dynamically reach out across systems and data stores to retrieve the desired information and represent it in a concise, visual manner. With this intelligence, companies gain greater visibility into operations and are able to make smarter, data-driven decisions.
Using a sophisticated business information system, users can leverage complex data to generate important real-time snapshots of performance in categories such as defects, products or suppliers.
Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits a business information system can provide:
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Executives are most often interested in a high-level summary of performance as it relates to company strategy and health of the organization in terms of quality. The ability to deliver key quality metrics to management on the fly enhances team collaboration and saves valuable time. Quality dashboards allow data to be viewed in real-time from any web-enabled device and provides for a single source of the truth. Visual tools such as charts, heat maps, pivot tables, histograms and bar graphs present insights that are easy to understand and share across the enterprise. Over time, trends become apparent allowing companies to become more proactive about process improvements.
The system provides powerful information within the quality dashboard at the level of transparency needed for success. Users can drill-down to see the results of a query, as well as drill into specific records. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) allow companies to measure performance against standards and create consistency across the organization. For example, a drilldown query could allow information contained in an audit, corrective action, in-process inspection or nonconformance to be displayed as a popup relative to the defined KPI.
KPIs can be managed individually on the quality dashboard. Users can run different schedules for different types of KPIs, based on schedule type. Some KPI’s require updates in minutes and some only require a monthly update. KPIs are unique to every software user and can be displayed individually on the dashboard.
Quality dashboards provide instant access to actionable data and help companies gain greater control over their manufacturing process. With little effort, a quality dashboard can display the intelligence delivered by a myriad of systems on a single page.
The TIPBIS solution from TIP Technologies helps quality professionals effectively aggregate complex data. TIPBIS has a user-friendly interface that can be configured to meet your reporting needs. Request a copy of our TIPBIS Business Information System Overview brochure to learn more.