Original Date: 03/06/2006
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Information : Manufacturing Intelligence Center
The Manufacturing Intelligence Center is a Web-based system that combines flexible data collection with statistical analysis. Its capability to generate printable reports is available to anyone across the Raytheon enterprise with access permission to the Manufacturing Intelligence Center system using a Web browser, allowing faster manufacturing resource planning and rapid correction of manufacturing deviations.
The Manufacturing Intelligence Center (MIC) is a Web-based tool that combines flexible data mining with statistical analysis to provide management-level reporting through the Internet. MIC extracts data from virtually any data repository and uses an extensive array of analytical tools and customizable reports to present the results in a simple, useable manner available to anyone across the Raytheon enterprise with access to a Web browser.
Prior to the MIC, data was stored using various Excel spreadsheets and was not easily accessible. Manufacturing resource planning (MRP) forecasting had to wait for weekend runs. Raytheon needed a centralized environment in which new tools could be rapidly developed and deployed to end users.
The benefits of the MIC have been numerous. An intranet portal now provides access to all tools and an easy-to-use Web interface (Figure 3-1). Additional capabilities tools can be found in a centralized location, and the portal is easily expandable to meet new requirements with less effort.
The MIC tool has provided insight into manufacturing challenges at a much earlier point in the process, allowing timely corrective action to be implemented. The tool can be used to pull various data such as workload by contract, shop efficiency, and procurement cost.
Figure 3-1. Integrated Manufacturing Intelligence
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