July 9, 2014

Decrease Manufacturing Costs with Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Kinetek Manufacturing Performance Analytics (KMPA) extends Kineteks’ enterprise management platform to provide actionable, role-based insight to help manufacturing and other organization members see cost-saving opportunities early and often.

A key component to controlling costs in production is evaluating costs before ever reaching production. And yet, lacking the insight needed throughout an organization, manufacturers too often treat cost as an afterthought. New reporting and dashboard capabilities from Kinetek spread actionable, role-based views and cost-saving opportunities across an organization to make better cost-based decisions early and throughout product development.

KMPA is a manufacturing business intelligence solution that provides actionable product cost and profitability data to engineering, manufacturing, and sourcing managers & executives. Users can get self-service visibility into cost management initiatives and make real-time decisions based on key data.

The KMPA  platform already enables manufacturers to leverage KABA, MES, and ERP—including cost data hosted in other enterprise applications—like Deltek Costpoint—to determine feasible manufacturing methods and to generate detailed manufacturing analysis and cost estimates, that quantify the impact of changes to product design, materials, manufacturing processes, volumes, and location in real-time.

What KMPA adds to the equation primarily is intuitive and easy-to-use reporting. It offers role-based insights that are web-enabled for mobile access anywhere, anytime. Its reporting and dashboard capability enable much richer data analysis. It can really help users visualize the data and track trends, this in-turn provides much more visual ad hoc analysis.

Features of KMPA include: Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 3.21.29 PM

  • KABA
  • Shop Floor Time
  • MES
  • ERP
  • RFGen Barcoding
  • Cognos Reporting

Additional Sources:
Kinetek Material Management
White Paper – Deltek Material Management