Voices: Studebaker

Leveraging big data to streamline plant operations

‘Actionable intelligence—the goal of insights and analytics—is still a goal after 20 years,’ says Michael Risse, vice president, emerging markets, Seeq Corp., at this year’s HUG conference.

By Paul Studebaker
Jul 11, 2016

Back when I was a process engineer in a magnet factory, we almost always had at least one of our many product lines that wasn’t meeting specifications. When the magnets got to final inspection, we would magnetize and test a sample group, and they weren’t good enough magnets. So we were constantly engaged in witch hunts, running around analyzing compositions, inspecting equipment, talking with operators, etc., to see what wasn’t as it should be.

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