Manufacturing and Industrials

Driving Better Solutions for Resilient Capabilities with Digital Transformation

We hope you enjoy this collection of resources for Manufacturing and Industrials. Keep an eye on the BlueGranite Blog for updates on utilizing Microsoft Data & AI for customer analytics.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN MANUFACTURING

MagGlass

Intelligent Manufacturing

Analytics

Accelerate the engineering of new business value using digital feedback loops and digital twins.
TransformIdea

Agile Factories

Personalization

Build the productive, smart factory of the future with industrial IoT, cloud, AI, and mixed reality.
ProjectionChart

Resilient Supply Chain

Optimization

Improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, agility, and profitability through intelligent planning and execution, demand sensing, and traceability.

Featured Solution Brief

Future-Forward Analytics Platform Optimizes Multinational Chemical Manufacturing

Advanced risk management is paramount in chemical manufacturing – an inherently risky business. One of the planet’s top chemical makers – a publicly traded giant whose more than 50,000 employees span over 160 countries – continually evolves manufacturing processes while prioritizing safety across its 300 plants. This formulator’s enterprise architecture team sought to leverage operational insights from the masses of streaming data generated by its production facilities. BlueGranite worked in partnership with the team to deliver a robust modern data platform to usher in enterprise-wide digital transformation. The data and analytics solution is speeding safety and efficiency insights while slashing downtime.  

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Key Outcomes:

  • Managers quickly capture the state of their individual plants
  • Tools to reduce manufacturing-line downtime when changing products, during employee shifts, or in the event of equipment failure
  • Big-picture insights and individual plant performance views
  • Access to model information housed in the data lake for data scientist
  • Ability to quickly and cost-effectively scale solution

SOLUTION BRIEFS

From Code to Table - Using Technology for Smarter Food Production

Conserving water and power while improving crop yield is vital to the commercial agriculture industry’s long-term success. Using natural resources as efficiently as possible translates to higher-quality food and good land stewardship. A global leader in freshwater and wastewater management, about to embark on a high-stakes environmental project, wanted to thrive in both arenas, and it partnered with BlueGranite to ensure success.

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Call Center Sentiment Analysis: Client Relationships Redefined

As a worldwide supplier at the forefront of the building materials market, the competition is fierce. This major developer and producer of construction components employs nearly 20,000 people across the world and serves clients internationally as well. With the ubiquitous nature of their clientele, communication and relationship building has been challenging.

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Energy Company Uncovering New Knowledge Mining Insights with Azure Search

Since its founding in the 1950s, a company that produces offshore drilling equipment with several offices and over 6,000 employees worldwide, has continuously grown their fleet of drilling units, specializing in technically demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business, while consistently maintaining their records of versatility, safety, and environmental quality. As the company has grown over the past seven decades so has their custody of physical documentation, ranging from human resources records to technical specification documents.

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FEATURED DEMO

Power BI Showcase: World Energy Production Capacity

The “World Energy Production Capacity” report explores the energy capacity of various nations and highlights a few components of Power BI along the way. It attempts to drive viewers toward a better understanding of each country's capacity by energy source. It starts with raw numbers and then considers why raw numbers may not be the most appropriate measure to derive insights by country. It also moves from summary to detail by eventually allowing users to obtain plant-level data across the world. 

The data is regularly compiled by the World Resources Institute and consists of over 28,600 power plants and production facilities from 164 countries. The data relates to production capacity rather than actual production or energy usage within a country. Capacity is the maximum amount of energy that could be produced by a power plant under optimal conditions. Not all facilities operate at 100% capacity, however, and countries trade energy for consumption. As a result, the Power BI report shows the production potential by various countries if all facilities were operating at their maximum capacity.

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DEMO SHOWCASE OVERVIEW:

  • The first page of this report provides a measure of energy capacity in megawatts. It introduces raw measurements of capacity in a series of faceted bar charts, or "small multiples", by energy source.
  • The second page contrasts the prior focus on raw numbers with a measure of each country's share by energy source. By shifting the measure from raw megawatts to contribution percentage, this page helps showcase the imbalance of many country's production capacities between sources.
  • Building upon the idea of contribution percentage from the prior page, the third page helps balance the views based on raw megawatts with production mix by energy source.
  • The final page reintroduces the bar chart by energy source from the third page and allows viewers to explore how each source is distributed throughout the world.

MANUFACTURING BLOG POSTS

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