MSDN Industry Center - Manufacturing - OBA RAP for Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics

Timely insight, seamless information sharing, and collaboration across all levels of workers are crucial to achieving consistent and profitable manufacturing operations with minimal interruptions and down time. Data collected from manufacturing plant operations plays a vital role in enabling real time operational monitoring, tactical planning, and strategic insight to support facts based mid-to-long term decision making.

This RAP contains a reference solution architecture and a sample application that illustrate how to build an Analytics OBA using the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Platform. The Microsoft BI platform is comprised of a comprehensive set of servers, applications, and tools to support architecting and implementing rich BI solutions, including Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007. The scenario is based on manufacturing plant floor operations in a fictitious Oil & Gas company.


Manufacturing Plant Floor AnalyticsManufacturing Plant Floor Analytics

To learn more about how this OBA RAP addresses business requirements and delivers value, view this presentation of the manufacturing applications landscape, the requirements and value of analytics in manufacturing operations, and the solution layers of an end-to-end Analytics Framework. Download the slide deck (comprehensive slide notes included) or download the video (right-click on the link and select "Save Target As" to download this video). Tip: these videos are designed to be viewed in full screen mode.

Manufacturing Applications LandscapeManufacturing Applications Landscape

This slide deck covers the broader spectrum of manufacturing applications. Download the slide deck - comprehensive slide notes are included.

Solutions Architecture PresentationSolutions Architecture Presentation

This presentation provides a technical overview of the Microsoft OBA Solutions Architecture required for analytics in manufacturing operations. Download the slide deck (comprehensive slide notes included) or download the video (right-click on the link and select "Save Target As" to download this video). Tip: these videos are designed to be viewed in full screen mode.

MSDN Virtual Lab - OBA RAP for Manufacturing Plant Floor AnalyticsMSDN Virtual Lab - OBA RAP for Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics

At the end of this lab, you will understand how an Analytics OBA (Office Business Application) can be implemented to materialize the Analytics Value Chain of enabling operational monitoring, tactical analysis & decision making, and strategic insight. 

Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics Walkthrough - VideoManufacturing Plant Floor Analytics Walkthrough - Video

View this presentation for an end-to-end walkthrough of the Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics OBA RAP. Download and unzip the entire video presentation or select from the following videos:

  • Introduction: download
  • Foreman: download
  • VP US Operations: download
  • Plant Manager: download

To download a video right-click on the download link and select "Save Target As." Tip: these videos are designed to be viewed in full screen mode.

Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics Walkthrough - PowerPointManufacturing Plant Floor Analytics Walkthrough - PowerPoint

View this presentation for an end-to-end walkthrough of the Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics OBA RAP. The scenarios demonstrated in this RAP cover the spectrum of operational plant floor monitoring, tactical analysis and decision making, and strategic insight. Download and unzip the presentation, then view the PowerPoints in the following sequence: Shift Foreman, WA Plant Manager, and VP.

Download the Reference Architecture Code Download the Reference Architecture Code

The Reference Architecture Code is available through the Microsoft Connect Program. You will need to enroll in the Microsoft Connect program for OBA RAPs and download a VPC image containing the reference application (code included) and a step-by-step hand-on lab document to explore the solution. Click on the Download link (above), log in using your Windows Live ID, and select the OBA RAP program. Tip: If you are new to Connect, read the Microsoft Connect Introduction to learn how Microsoft Connect works and how to enroll.

Download the Reference Architecture CodeInteractive Click Through Demonstration

Download, install, and walkthrough an end-to-end click through demonstration of the Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics reference application. The scenarios demonstrated in this RAP cover the spectrum of operational plant floor monitoring, tactical analysis and decision making, and strategic insight. The click through demonstration files are packaged in a ZIP archive. Extract the contents of the ZIP to your local disk and follow in the instructions in the included getting started/help documents.


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