Manufacturing Operations: Machine Learning to Separate Actionable Trends from False Alarms

Predictive analytics is increasingly becoming the object of value within many so-called traditional industries like manufacturing. While historically data generated by and in manufacturing is mostly structured, today unstructured data is also becoming a source that cannot be ignored. Most of this unstructured data comes from log books, repair manuals, warranty records, and even product catalogs.But structured data remains a prominent (not necessarily in terms of volume, although IoT use cases are pushing this limit) by product of manufacturing operations that can quickly be turned into an asset for the business. As an example, one manufacturer wants to leverage their rich factory floor data collected by specialized software products to provide early warnings of operational issues using predictive analytics. Let us dive briefly into their use case to better understand…


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