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The Elephant In The Factory

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Michael Wadsworth
May 23, 2016 18:05
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Manufacturers are in a particularly good position to benefit from the supply chain visibility that the tools can provide throughout the product life cycle.

And with the rapid advancement of the Internet of Things IoT —which is partially enabled by new open-source platforms—visibility can extend beyond a company s four walls and into the field as customers use the products.

As early adopters of robotics, process controls, supply chain optimization, test automation and other advanced applications of statistics, manufacturers long ago recognized the importance and benefits of data management and analysis.

In fact, open-source technologies have drastically changed the economics of large-scale data storage and processing in these four ways:

Commodity and Cloud-Based Clusters

Where floor space is at a premium, cloud-based platforms provide a viable off-premise option for compute and storage.

This schema-on-read capability is especially helpful for rapidly evolving data structures.

The resulting insights allow for the rapid identification and remediation of defects, optimization or even reduction of testing routines, and the opportunity to tailor a product for a given customer, based on observed usage patterns.

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