Whitepaper

How to Become a Data-Driven Manufacturing Organization: Exploring the top challenges and solutions with industry leader Dan Murray

Author
Dan Murray, Director of Business Intelligence Services, InterWorks, Inc.

Business analytics continues to be a top priority and one of the fastest-moving areas in the manufacturing industry. But even with all the tools available, it’s still difficult to transition to becoming a data-driven organization. In this paper, industry expert Dan Murray shares his first hand experiences, major challenges and new ways for manufacturers to use data to manage crises and improve their operations.

Murray has more than 30 years in various leadership roles including CFO, CIO, COO, VP of Planning and VP of Operations. Now at InterWorks, he strives to provide the best possible data visualization solutions with fast, low-risk implementations.

This paper highlights his personal consulting experiences helping manufacturers overcome their many obstacles and bottlenecks with Tableau in a manufacturing environment.

In this whitepaper, you’ll learn about:

  • The most common manufacturing challenges
  • How to address clear needs and processes in crisis
  • Getting starting with small projects and small teams
  • How industry leaders identify root causes with data visualization

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About The Author

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Dan Murray

Director of Business Intelligence Services, InterWorks, Inc.

With over 30 years of experience and holding positions such as CFO,CIO, COO, VP Planning and VP of Operations at a global manufacturing company, Dan Murray gained a unique and diverse background for building data-driven solutions.

As an early adopter of Tableau Software, Dan recognized that the job of creating data-driven organizations had just become much more attainable. His enthusiasm for this data revolution and Tableau led Dan to found the BI consulting practice at InterWorks in 2008, then becoming Tableau's first Gold Partner.

Following the publication of his book, "Tableau Your Data!", Dan spoke to over 30 Tableau User Groups across North America and Europe. Along the way, companies like Facebook, Nike and Cisco invited Dan to share his excitement for Tableau's unique abilities.

In his spare time Dan enjoys jazz music, wilderness treks and offering his opinion on solving any of the world's major challenges. The most insightful question he's ever heard was by one of his daughters: "Daddy, are there any mommy long-leggers?