Customer: Leading manufacturer of steel and related products

Project: Mobile Operations Dashboards

Customer Profile

This major international manufacturer is a leading provider of materials in the automotive, power gen, aerospace, oil & gas, industrial, medical, defense and consumer product industries. This company continues to expand its global footprint with strategic locations in North America, Asia, and Europe. With a broad range of manufacturing capabilities, this manufacturer continues to build upon its history of innovation and quality.

Solution Overview

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Business Goals & Benefits

Faced with increased competition, this globally recognized manufacturer needed a robust, cost-effective BI solution that could be quickly and effectively rolled out to their management team to provide visibility into key initiatives that drive the bottom-line:

  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Delivery
  • Cost
  • Inventory

They wanted to be able to display organizational performance with the ability to drill-down into individual function areas, allowing users to have more insight into key business metrics as well as the ability to track company progress against yearly forecasts and targets.

Southport’s Role

Southport was engaged to implement all phases of the mobile solution. Southport initiated the process by creating a prototype to highlight features and functionalities applicable to dashboards for manufacturing. The prototype presented to the client proved the viability of the technology chosen by Southport and led to the beginning of development. In conjunction with the client, Southport was then able to determine the appropriate data architecture and solution design to address the client’s reporting needs. Using their ActiveDESIGN agile methodology, Southport was able to produce iterative versions of the mobile dashboard to present to the client. This methodology allowed the client to experience every new visualization and feature added to the dashboard, enabling the customer to provide immediate and constant feedback.

Scope of Southport Engagement

  • BI Strategy, Planning and Roadmap Development
  • Platform Architecture and Installation
  • Requirements Definition and Solution Image
  • BI Application and Report Development
  • Dashboard Design, Prototyping and Implementation
  • Data Modeling and Warehouse Development
  • BI Application Performance Optimization
  • BI Testing Services