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Geo-Enabled Facility and Material Management

Background and Challenges

Organizations success depends on timely delivery of defect free products to customers globally, using a network of manufacturing plants spread across the globe. In case of a product failure, it is imperative to isolate the part/material that is failing to its manufacturing facilities within a specific production timeframe.

A premium designer, manufacturer and supplier of connected car systems & infotainment products for automakers and consumers worldwide, had enhanced visulization for tracking plant production on a unified dashboard. Organization wanted a integrated solution that will streamline and improve the entire process of tracing a faulty part/material and making informed decisions. This would help them to avoid revenue loss, minimize unexpected downtime and maintain business continuity.

Some of the major challenges faced by the manufacturer were:

  • Lack of consolidated interface for visualization of manufacturing plants and their production details

  • No intuitive interface to understand the distribution of parts/materials across different plants

  • Part/material data for each manufacturing plant stored in silos

  • No ability to identify and isolate a faulty part/material to a manufacturing plant

  • Difficulty in generating reports in the form of graphs and charts to be shared with Executive stakeholders

Spatial Analytics for Manufacturing

The Manufacturer had set up an Enterprise wide Spatial Analytics Platform for the customer integrated with all their manufacturing facilities. Part/material data for manufacturing plants was collated to create a centralized and robust repository of Enterprise data.

The solution had three main components:

  • An Enterprise Spatial Data warehouse

  • A highly intuitive and responsive web-based ‘Facility and Material Management’ solution with map interface

  • An automated mechanism to synchronize the data from plants with the Spatial Data warehouse

Value Addition with GIS

Key value provided to the users and the company are:

  • Integrated view of latest data on parts/materials across plants in real time

  • Significant reduction in production delays and faster defect traceability

  • Ability to perform advanced queries and tie a faulty part/material to a manufacturing location

  • Real time reporting with Intuitive charts and graphs



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