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Twenty years ago, we barely had enough info to measure our impact. Today, manufacturing workers are overwhelmed with data, and everyone wants to sell us software to find, store, clean, surface, and use that data.

Why is data such a big buzzword in business, especially manufacturing?

On this episode of The Manufacturing Executive podcast, host Joe Sullivan spoke with Jon Thompson, co-founder and senior partner at Blue Margin Inc, a company of 38 consultants and engineers who help mid-market companies with an emphasis on industrials use their data to create growth.

Jon and Joe talked about:

  1. Why data needs to go from the c-suite all the way to the frontline worker
  2. The idea of numbers as a motivator
  3. The biggest challenges manufacturers face when controlling and using their data

Check out this resource discussed during the video cast:

The Dashboard Effect

The Dashboard Effect is a groundbreaking book that sheds light on why data intelligence is the most impactful, yet underutilized tool for automating a culture of growth and profitability.  Fill out this form to download the first two chapters now.

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Jon Thompson

Written by Jon Thompson

Jon Thompson is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Blue Margin Inc. An author and speaker, Jon sheds light on how businesses can take advantage of a revolution in business intelligence to become data-driven and accelerate their success.