When Machines Decide – Improving Manufactuing Productivity with Data Analytics by Vasu Netrakanti

In an automated manufacturing environment, computers can help machines decide.

Third Industrial Revolution:

Digitisation of Manufacturing

(The Economist)

  • Perspective of optimization solutions provider
  • Predictive analytics  – Decision support
  • Integrated with plant infrastructure
  • Real-time decisions: routing (what next), selection (which order) …


  • Reliable, accessible, timely data
  • Complement or supplement existing business processes?

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