Alation for Manufacturing
Reshape markets and gain a competitive advantage
Resilience, agility, and innovation are key to a successful recovery from the pandemic and economic crises for manufacturers. They must take a data-driven approach to transforming business models and traditional operating processes. They need to build on trust and take advantage of opportunities in the value chain to reshape markets and gain a competitive advantage.
How Alation Helps Manufacturers
SHORTEN TIME TO MARKET
ACHIEVE EFFICIENCY GAINS
OPTIMIZE OPERATIONAL PROCESSES
IMPROVE PRODUCT QUALITY
DELIVER DATA TRANSPARENCY
How Manufacturers Use Alation
Shorten time to market
To support effective decision-making, plant managers need to obtain a holistic, timely view of operational data. This allows them to assess how much inventory is on hand, who is accountable for it, and whether parts are on track for on-time delivery. Alation unifies extensive data across product lines to create a single view to help plant managers and supervisors work from the same view and shorten time-to-market.
Achieve efficiency gains
To improve efficiency and gain competitive advantage, manufacturers are digitally transforming factories. They are investing in technologies that enable employees to work more productively, streamline the process, and improve the quality of products. With Alation, manufacturers can foster collaboration and rapidly onboard new data workers, who can meaningfully contribute to business goals within hours.
Optimize operational processes
Manufacturers need data to make connections inside the factory, across the supply chains, and within the company ecosystems. Without curating and standardizing the data residing in disparate systems, they are unable to link operational activities with overall competitive strategy and imperatives. Alation enables manufacturers to develop a common business language that the entire company can use, helping to harmonize operations.
Improve product quality
The addition of IoT sensors and increased automation brings more visibility to what happens on the production line. Business users need ready access to this operational data to do everything from expediting the rejection of defective products to validating quality against the golden batch. Alation enables manufacturers to democratize trusted data for diagnostic and predictive analyses, thus reducing maintenance costs and improving product quality.
Deliver data transparency
Manufacturers are prioritizing factors like sustainability, fair trade, and working conditions across subsectors like food and pharmaceuticals. These factors have become essential to brand reputation. Manufacturers need to manage the flow of data for product traceability to provide transparency demanded by customers. Alation provides visibility into data and its lifecycle to deliver data provenance and transparency.
Read how Alation benefits Manufacturers
"We see up to 99% time savings in finding the right data to write and execute queries. From 80 hours to 2 hours."
IT Manager, BI and Data Governance, Daimler Trucks NA