The New World of Predictive Data

The use of predictive data can help manufacturers predict problems and make proactive adjustments, asserts Doug Fair, chief operating officer of InfinityQS. This trend shifts away from the use of data to “chase” problems.

Modern manufacturers collect mountains of data every day. But how much of that data is ever studied, beyond the small percentage that raises red flags?

The newest quality software trends point to predictive data, and the ability to roll reams of information together into meaningful bundles. These solutions are also increasingly cloud-based, viewed on a browser and offered as a service product rather than on on-site, dedicated servers.

Predicting problems before they exist, or seeing previously invisible improvements to manufacturing processes is the ideal use of the new capabilities, as opposed to data signaling more problems to chase…

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