On-demand webinar

Data Rich but Information Poor: Building a Data-Driven Culture in Manufacturing

Manufacturers commonly have lots of data, but frequently don't have the bandwidth to do much with it beyond creating a quick chart needed for the next meeting. And yet, there's a wealth of potential in that data that's just begging to be unleashed.

In this 45-minute webinar, you'll hear how to use data visualization to:

  • Implement "big-needle metrics" for a clear picture of how the factory is doing at any time
  • Develop insights that can forewarn of problems before they become problems
  • Combine data from different sources to improve root cause analysis

We'll highlight Tableau's ability to publish pre-configured data sources that everyone in the business can access, and how to use published data sources to define a "single source of truth" and enable deep- often unexpected- insights through data exploration.

Check out the full list of webinars in the Manufacturing Analytics Webinar Series.

About the speakers


Dan Meier

Manufacturing Industry Thought Leader

Dan Meier is a manufacturing industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in both operations and information systems roles. He has worked as process engineer, planning manager, operations manager and factory automation manager for chip-maker Micron Technology, and was on the team to design, build, qualify and run a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for photomask maker Photronics. Most recently, Meier has been Manufacturing IT Director at chip-maker Maxim Integrated, where he was responsible for a sweeping manufacturing data warehousing effort that emphasized business-user democratization of data and analytics using Tableau.


Craig Fairfield

Senior Director, Enterprise Marketing, Tableau

Since joining Tableau in June 2012, Craig has been building and leading the sales enablement and market development efforts as part of the marketing organization. Craig is focused on supporting the field with greater situational fluency through sales ready messaging and value based consultative techniques. Craig is also leading the efforts in supporting sales in executing marketing programs to develop their territory as well as key industry market segments globally. Formerly, Craig has held senior product marketing positions at Qlik, Siebel Systems and SAP.

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