How to Maximize Your Productivity Using Data Visualization

Federico Plantera -
Data visualization
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Production data visualization fosters ease of understanding and engagement, two core determinants of workers’ efficiency in industrial production. By having access to such detailed first-hand information, employers can take the required steps to maximize productivity and machine utilization.

Research shows that the collection, transformation, and presentation of data in visual forms help navigate the life stages of production more efficiently. Workers explore and understand information using interaction techniques, while managers have the necessary knowledge base for informed decision-making. Visualization activates natural visual and spatial abilities and improves engagement, supporting factory workers across all skill levels when evaluating complex information sets.

Using data visualization, members within organizations can quickly communicate complex information to each other, saving time while gaining a deeper understanding of the business. Moreover, it helps to provide efficient time-sensitive responses to performance issues or downtime.

Production Data Visualization

The intuitive and highly visual presentation of a shop floor performance, maintenance, and planning improve internal communication across levels in the factory. Ultimately, data visualization software becomes a valuable ally for managers to make informed decisions and boost production.

Information visualization triggers a virtuous dynamic that leads to better industrial performance. By engaging employees at the shop floor level, factory owners place trust in their roles and skills. And when workers interact with the machine in simpler and more insightful ways, they decisively contribute to sense-building, gaining responsibility as management decision-support actors.

Using data visualization tools in production, core information about causes of losses and production stoppages is clearly presented and available to everyone in the company. As a result, workers become actors in the problem-solving process, coming up with their own proposals for improvements.

In this way, managers can find solutions to bottlenecks faster and more effectively. All the while harvesting the benefits of making employees participative and involved.

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Federico Plantera, Evocon

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